The design without borders (dwb) has been a defining forum of the Hungarian design scene for many years. The design and now all-arts event – organised without any institutional background – initially exhibited Hungarian designers; some years later regional creators joined the line-up.

This autumn more than 120 creators from 16 countries will have their works on show in Budapest for nearly 2 months. Within the exhibition visitors will get to see the latest efforts of Slovenian design called Made in Slovenia – The Future of Living.

The project’s focus is on the interoperability between genres and themes, but the name also reflects on the international nature of the project, regional dialogue, the European sense of belonging and the relations between various branches of art. The express intention of the organisers is to present the possibilities of widely-interpreted design: placing the creative approach and innovation in the centre by broadening the concept. Like in previous years, the creations and projects on show link the most varied fields – the fine arts, design, visual arts and performing arts.

Quite a few big names will appear in the exhibition this year, including Yrjö Kukkapuro and Erja Hirvi of Finland, Jamie Hayón of Spain and Ross Lovegrove of Wales. The contemporary jewellery design school exhibit series will feature the works of the students of the jewellery and blacksmithing department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. New discoveries will be the winners of the Łódź Design

Festival’s “must have” contest, showcased in collaboration with the Miczkiewicz Institute.

The films of the dwb VLOG will also be shown in the exhibition, the all-arts aspect will be underlined by contemporary classical music and contemporary dance performances linked to the guided tours.

Detailed program - subject to registration. You can register at the following link:

10 October
10:30 - 14:00: Design without borders international online meeting and presentations
14:15 - 15:00: Made in Slovenia guided tour: Zala Košnik, Mika Cimolini curators and Anja Zorko Creative Centre, Ljubljana
15:00 - 15:20: Rita Góbi Dance Company contemporary dance performance15:30 - 16:45: Curatorial guided tour - Szilvia Szigeti and Tamás Radnóti 17:00 - 17:30: An Object’s Speech – Solo concert of musician and composer Dávid Szegő (drums)

16 October
16.00–16.20: Előhang (Overture) – contemporary music concert by accordionist Zsanett Szatzker and trombone artist Balázs Kovács
16.20–17.30: Curatorial guided tour – Szilvia Szigeti and Tamás Radnóti