Born in Cyprus, Michael Anastassiades originally graduated as a civil engineer, and founded his own studio in 1994, which created the interior decoration brand under his name in 2007. The works of Anastassiades balance on the border of industrial design and sculpture, often incorporating the surrounding space into the work of art itself. His geometric lamps, mirrors and accessories seem afloat in the space owing to the conscious use of light and shadow, shiny and matte materials, as well as reflective surfaces, and look more like works of plastic art rather than functional objects of use. Due to his individual approach, his uncompromising attitude in terms of quality, and his delicate minimalism, Anastassiades today works with architects like David Chipperfield or John Pawson, and cooperates with brands like Flos or Herman Miller. His works are on permanent display in the Museum of Modern Art, V&A, MAK Vienna and a number of other museums.
Marcel Wanders’, the Dutch star designer’s work is admired all around the world. His style is characterized by uniqueness, fearless creativity and rethinking of classic forms. In his lecture, he will discuss the values of luxury design and guests can also get an insight into his first project in Budapest.
Danish Johannes Torpe is an unconventional designer in every way imaginable. For more than twenty years the self-thaught designer has helped clients worldwide build and strengthen their brands through interior, industrial and graphic design. Being described as an uncompromising conceptualist, his passion lies within designing the ultimate spatial experience. Drawing on his vast experience Torpe will be presenting different cases from his multi-disciplinary practice, showing how creative thinking is not limited to a single craft or educational background and that it sometimes can jump sideways.
They can’t promise you the smell of sea, rain or freshly tapped Tuborg, but they can show you the new couches, chairs, tables and design accessories representing the new Scandinavian design – Budapest’s new design store welcomes you into the world of the Danish company, Bolia. Hygge, the Danish feeling of coziness willmove into the Budapest Stocking Factory, home of the new Innoconcept showroom.
Registration (max. 50 guests): https://goo.gl/forms/qTkOL1tmPRc8AwRI3
The Cellux Group has pursued design, and has organised workshops ondesign methodology and creative sessions since 2006. During Budapest Design Week, little ones and adults visiting the studio may peek into the everyday work of the group, while the audience is welcome to participate in thematic programmes on two Sundays.
How do the youngest designers and co-working spaces provide something different? We will get an insight into the work of a designer and the latest trends through the presentation of Octogon magazine and designer Apor Kovács. Gábor Paukovics, ABW specialist of Kinnarps will introduce the hidden secrets of coworking spaces and how they enhance the development of designers and start-ups.
Registration (max. 100 guests): abw-iroda.hu/designweek
Clique operates as a classic showroom, but it is way more than that: Clique is a co-operation of creative brands and designers who provide wide range of unique products and services to the audience – such as special offers during Design Week, workshops and fashion shows. Details: facebook.com/cliquebudapest
Common Ground is an inclusive design exhibition. The featured brands have one thing in common: they all work towards a better, more equal and integral world through design. Either they involve disabled labour, they create jobs for marginalized communities, or they contemplate on rare conditions through design, the outcome is a collection of high-quality and beautiful objects.
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