From the presentation, the audience may learn about blockchain technology powering, among others, the digital currency Bitcoin, given that the same principle underlies the main topic of the event, NFT, i.e. Non-Fungible Token.

NFTs consist of software codes in the form of a “smart contract”, which directly regulate the transfer of digital currencies or assets between parties, subject to certain conditions. They serve as non-reproducible digital certificates of ownership of digital creative works. NFTs created for digital works of art and physical furniture have a huge intrinsic potential in the virtual space. Connecting the virtual and physical worlds has only been experimental so far, with the furniture industry playing a lead role in the sector.

The second part of the presentation outlines the current situation of the furniture industry, addressing also the question of how a physical product is transferred to the virtual space, or the other way around. The third part of the presentation covers a field less known but all the more important to artists and designers, i.e. copyright.

Copyright is inherent to each new idea, invention and design, and is activated at the same time as designs are implemented; this results in protection for some and a headache for others, which is why the related basics are worth acquiring as early as possible.