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Budapest Design Week 2020 takes place between 1 and 11 October in a hybrid form adjusted to the state of the pandemic, which means that most programs will be moved online. The central topic of Budapest Design Week this year is the circular economy, which is intended to be brought into focus under the slogan “Join the circle!”.


Online event of the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest - Video messages from contemporary designers


CREATIVITY – FORM – TASTE: OUR CONCERN

In this series, we ask designers why it is important for them that their designs became part of the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest. Since we live in a time of social distancing, they were asked to respond in short phone-recorded video messages.

New video messages every day from October 1, 2020.

 
October 1, 2020 | PAWEŁ GROBELNY designer

Polish designer Paweł Grobelny is passionate about urban furniture. He is an internationally awarded artist, regularly participates in design events abroad and is always willing to collaborate with museums and galleries. In 2018, he designed an outdoor installation, a bench for the György Ráth Villa of the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest, which resonates with the building and its environment in a subtle way. The project was supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the installation was donated to the museum by the Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola. This way the furniture conveys a symbolic message, it refers to the importance of the Polish–Hungarian cultural relations and the collaboration between cultural institutions.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that Paweł Grobelny’s design is now in the museum’s collection where it is preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designer’s response and tell us yours.


October 2, 2020 | ARTISTA STUDIO

Katalin Imre, Nóra Rácz and Katalin Stampf are members of the Artista Studio. Their collections are individual, creative and go beyond current trends. They regularly participate in international fashion events and have showrooms in Budapest and Vienna. The designers employ bold patterns and have a unique way of pairing of materials; their ensembles are characterized by references to fine arts. In 2018, Artista Studio celebrated their 25th anniversary and were asked by the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest to be the first exhibitors of the contemporary exhibition series In Circulation.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that the ensembles of the Artista Studio are now in the museum’s collection where they are preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designers’ response and tell us yours.


October 2, 2020 | LÁSZLÓ BERGOVECZ, FÉSZEK RÉSZEK

For the founder of Fészek Részek, László Bergovecz, sustainability and environmental protection is paramount. His mobile furniture can be assembled and disassembled in seconds without the need for any screws. When working with wood, he produces minimal waste and does not use chemicals that would damage the environment. His design credo is something to consider for future consumers.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that László Bergovecz’s design is now in the museum’s collection where it is preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designer’s response and tell us yours.


October 3, 2020 | ROMANI DESIGN

Romani Design celebrates their 10th anniversary this year. The 5th exhibition of our contemporary exhibition series In Circulation – generally hosted in the György Ráth Villa of the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest – was planned to open in this fall with the works of Romani Design. Although the exhibition is postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy that several ensembles of the designers Erika Varga and Helena Varga have already been selected for the museum’s collection.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that several ensembles of the Romani Design are now in the museum’s collection where they are preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designers’ response and tell us yours.


October 3, 2020 | CO&CO DESIGNCOMMUNICATION

The Dice on Dice educational toy by the Co&Co Designcommunication is one of the successful examples of inclusive design. With rethinking the classic black and white dice form by adding incisions on the edge, children with impaired vision may also enjoy the game. In 2011, the design received an award in Product category at the Red Dot Design Award, as well as the Hungarian Design Award and won the U.S. based nonprofit foundation’s Parents’ Choice Awards.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that several objects of the Co&Co Designcommunication are now in the museum’s collection where they are preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designers’ response and tell us yours.


October 4, 2020 | LILLA PÁPAI, WYHOYS

Lilla Pápai’s WYHOYS (Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve) brand is a strong addition to the camp of environmentally aware fashion in Hungary. Through this collection made by exclusively organic materials, the designer wants to raise awareness for today’s environmental and social problems. In the 2017/2018 fall–winter collection, she designed felt patterns after images from oil spills.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that Lilla Pápai’s fashion design is now in the museum’s collection where it is preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designer’s response and tell us yours.


October 4, 2020 | DÁNIEL SZALKAI, PERCEPTUAL THINKERS

The Perceptual Thinkers fashion brand was founded by Dániel Szalkai and Eszter Szász and has won the Hungarian Design Award twice. The concept reflects the “design for all” principle and was inspired by the unique perspective and clothing preferences of those living with autism. The 2018 spring–summer collection was created with the contribution of textile designer Zita Merényi and featured tactile sensations at its center.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that several Perceptual Thinkers ensembles are now in the museum’s collection where they are preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designer’s response and tell us yours.


October 5, 2020 | ANDRÁS KERÉKGYÁRTÓ

András Kerékgyártó received his Master’s Degree at the Furniture Design Department of Aalto University of Art and Design in Helsinki. After studying abroad, he came back to Hungary. Today he is considered to be one of the most promising Hungarian contemporary designers. The Museum of Applied Arts Budapest is proud to have one of his complete furniture sets that won the Hungarian Design Award in 2015 in its collection.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that several designs of András Kerékgyártó are now in the museum’s collection where they are preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designer’s response and tell us yours.


October 6, 2020 | GÉZA CSIRE, MAFORM

Géza Csire is the founder of one of the most successful Hungarian design enterprises: Maform. During his university years, he came up with the concept of the items we have from him in the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest. The mattress that transforms into a chair is highly popular.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that two designs of Maform are now in the museum’s collection where they are preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designer’s response and tell us yours.


October 7, 2020 | VALÉRIA FAZEKAS designer

The style of milliner Valéria Fazekas is characterized by the variety of how her hats can be worn, the playfulness of material and form and the balance of shifting dimensions. Her works range from organic and transformable, universal forms to more sculptural and statue-like designs. Her works are frequently featured at both Hungarian and international exhibitions. In 2019, the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest asked Valéria Fazekas to participate in the In Circulation exhibition series. We currently have 28 hats by her in our collection.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that Valéria Fazekas’ hats are now in the museum’s collection where they are preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designer’s response and tell us yours.


October 8, 2020 | ZSUZSANNA SZENTIRMAI-JOLY & ZSOLT CSIZMADIA, LAOKOON DESIGN

The special movable textile conceived by Zsuzsanna Szentirmai-Joly has inspired the designer to create beautiful items. The pieces included in the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest are a result of cooperation with Zsolt Csizmadia. The innovative, unique and very likeable items represent the height of Hungarian contemporary design.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that several designs of Zsuzsanna Szentirmai-Joly and Zsolt Csizmadia are now in the museum’s collection where they are preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designer’s response and tell us yours.


October 9, 2020 | DÁNIEL LAKOS, PLANBUREAU

The works of the Dániel Lakos are playful and serious at the same time. We have several items from him and they all inspire shared thinking and foster creativity. This is the same message that the designer – as a professor at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design – recommends to his students of design. It is a great pleasure for us that Dániel Lakos was awarded the Hungarian Design Award this year.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that several designs of Dániel Lakos are now in the museum’s collection where they are preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designer’s response and tell us yours.


October 10, 2020 | JÁNOS SAXON-SZÁSZ creative artist

János Saxon-Szász can play a significant role in showing the beauty of Mathematics and creative thinking to future generations. The items in the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest bring the world of numbers closer to the audience through clever application of shapes and colors. The designer's work is internationally acclaimed and is actively used in education.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that the logic game designed by János Saxon-Szász is now in the museum’s collection where it is preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designer’s response and tell us yours.


October 11, 2020 | MARIA JEGLIŃSKA-ADAMCZEWSKA, OFFICE FOR DESIGN AND RESEARCH

Maria Jeglińska-Adamczewska is an internationally renowned Polish designer, who – despite her young age – has a very conscious and complex way of thinking about design. She graduated in Switzerland and has worked with significant galleries and design agencies abroad. Her works have already been displayed in prestigious places like the Barbican Art Gallery, the Centre Pompidou Metz and the Triennale di Milano. In 2019, she was the second exhibitor in our In Circulation exhibition series. For this exhibition organized in the György Ráth Villa of the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest, she designed four portable walls, which are now in the museum’s collection.

The future of public collections is our concern. That is why we are also curious about your opinion: why is it important for you that Maria Jeglińska-Adamczewska’s designs are now in the museum’s collection where they are preserved and may also be studied, exhibited in the future. Find out the designer’s response and tell us yours.


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