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.
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.
How do busy working days pass in an architecture office? BORD Architectural Studio team members will share it with you. What is more, some inside information will also be revealed: office founder Péter Bordás tells about completed projects that have remained hidden from public view so far – and more well-known works will also be addressed, such as Nagyerdei Stadion or Korda Filmpark.
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.
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.
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.
Spend a day with the team of Hello Wood! In the morning, you will have an opportunity to find out about our education projects, from Buenos Aires to Tokaj. The afternoon is devoted to studio projects, where the team members tell about our highlighted works in the current year. The evening will be spent drinking wine spritzer and screening behind-the-scenes videos shot this year and in previous years. Details on website!
A new generation start-up enterprise, iamart Hungarian Cement Tile Manufacture offers a quick look into the knacks of manufacturing unique mosaic tiles and terrazzo. On your visit to the factory, you can glance at the everyday life of the busy manufacture, while at workshops you can design and craft your own individual cement tile.
INDUSTREAL design studio spends its days designing unique objects, installations and interiors. This time they hold a joint extraordinary workshop day with motorcycle building team NEUGA in their impressive factory yard. What to expect: an exhibition of cars, motorcycles and bicycles, motorcycle building, and, naturally, welding everywhere!
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