In line with this year’s slogan, the opening exhibition of Budapest Design Week is primarily intended to offer an opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises launched after the regime change to introduce themselves. The majority of the presented projects involve products already manufactured or easily suited for serial production with little further development; moreover, some exciting experimental concepts are also flashed to evoke thoughts in visitors.
The projects curated for the exhibition were inspired by the rich mineral resources, diverse flora, rivers and excellent mineral waters, as well as the mineral-rich soil that sustains industrial crop growth in the Carpathian Basin – this being the starting point (or the start line, if you like), which is available to anyone, and which is a unique and unmistakeable feature in Hungary. The exhibition presents artworks that, even if implicitly, direct attention to the values of natural resources, through their use of material and the symbolism of working it: putting sustainability into the focus, they wish to use the means of design to raise users’ awareness of the value of natural resources around us, as well as their own responsibility as designers and consumers in preserving and passing them on.
Expert: Andor Wesselényi-Garay
Curator: Hungarian Design Council / Budapest Design Week project team
HUNGARIAN DESIGN AWARD 2017
Following a tradition, an award ceremony will be held also this year to present the best of last year in the Hungarian design scene. The grant that has represented the most prestigious recognition in the profession for almost 40 years, along with the annual award announced by the Minister of National Economy, primarily aims to call market actors’ attention to the competitive potential offered by the creative industry, and to present the outstanding achievements of national innovation to a broader audience. As the notion of design keeps changing and is gathers complexity, the event offers a comprehensive overview of the trends representing the present and projecting the future of the design scene. Similarly to the previous years, the panel awarded products that represent a high added design value, are innovative, competitive, and meet international expectations, in addition to becoming an indispensable part of our everyday environment.
DESIGN MANAGEMENT AWARD 2017
The strategic application of design today is proved to increase competitiveness and is regarded by market actors as a profitable investment. The Hungarian Design Council founded the Design Management Award as a means to recognise the organisations that set an example by using the inventory of design and design-minded thinking, which has become an integral part of their operations also at the level of decision-making processes. This recognition may motivate organisations and institutions by showcasing good practices, while offering an exciting glimpse into the secrets of corporate success to those interested. In addition to the four awarded companies, four other organisations that have received certificates of recognition are also presented at the exhibition.
Admission to the award ceremony: on presentation of an invitation.
Organised by the Hungarian Design Award
81font architecture & design is a weighty actor in the imaging of Budapest’s bars and restaurants – they designed the interiors of Doboz, Kolor and Mazel Tov, for instance. Péter Szendrő and his team of young people design bars, bistros and hangouts, recently adding offices, flats and shops to their menu of interior design – they share stories also about these to their audience.
After appearing in Tate Modern in London, young French-Hungarian visual artist Dániel Labrosse returns to Budapest to present his new material using AR (augmented reality). He uses multiple techniques in his thematically connected colourful illustrations: painting, computer graphics and traditional animation are combined with augmented reality, in which he partners with Etentuk Udeme.
Artmagazin celebrates issue number 100, so this night they screen all kinds of spectacular and creative items, where the meeting of art and design is a great source of joy to us. Starting from Bowie’s stage costume to coffee sets by star designers of Bauhaus we go around the world with 100 images, through various eras, styles, and media. Present and tell: Nora Winkler and Tünde Topor. Participation fee: 1500 Ft
Mito presents how a digital agency works in 2017. During their four-day workshop, participants can get a glimpse into the working process of a developer, a UX designer, a graphic designer and a creative expert – while working in a team with others on a demo project.
Participation fee: 4000 Forint / 4 day workshop
Ergonomic design and environmentally conscious approach are in focus of the exhibition and fashion show by the students of Industrial Product Design Engineering at Óbuda University. Function, form and technology are in the center of communicative beginnings. Two events, several topics and inspiring solutions!
An open week in KÉK: meet the teams of the co-working office, including Nanavízió and Batlab architectural studios, orbrowse the pop-up bookshops of Lars Müller publishing house. During the week, you will have an opportunity to try the feeling of working inthe KÉK co-working office, and further exciting programmes will await you in the evenings.
DekoRatio launches its new Design Academy for the occasion of the Design Week, which is set to be continued all through the year. The series of presentations will be commenced with five opening events, which include city branding with Miklós Kiss, a presentation about design education at university, assessment of interested visitors’ works will be available, and even it will be revealed whether customers always choose the best version.
In the creative business, a lot depends on communication. A bad answer or a misunderstanding may lead to the failure of the business or the entire enterprise. During the workshop, you can learn and try the basics of negotiating technics, adapted to the field of design.
The open innovation workshop FabLab Budapest is a library of manufacturing technologies, where you can find a woodshop next to 3D printers, CNC machines and laser cutters. During the week you can learn more about the services of the lab where AB concrete design and Fabatka brands will be introduced.
By attending any event of Budapest Design Week you express acknowledge that the Organizers may record or photograph you during the events and use these photographs and recordings without any restriction.