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.
Caracalla Design Days 2017 is an exclusive event and the only exhibition of interior design in Hungary where selected leading brands are presenting their exciting innovations for the top local designers, the press and the general public. Brands like Villeroy & Boch, Duravit and others will also exhibited.
Studio of Young Designers Association (SYDA) celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The group provides opportunities for arts and craft newcomers, and helps to integrate them to the cultural and artistic life by supporting their early works. With more than 300 current members, FISE’s actual exhibition is not merely a presentation of beautiful objects, but also reflects the reaction by young artists to the challenges of Hungarian design.
The four-legged girl, the dog-faced boy, theSiamese twins, the giant and Elephant man... „freak” people, exhibited at the circus at the time. Freak furniture is not real furniture: they are part of a special show. Anthropomorphic chairs, armchairs, objet trouvé items in the remastered „Black Lodge” of Twin Peaks, with rough forms, dark colours and secrets – interpreted by the language of design.
In the focus of the museum is an iconic lamp, early Bauhaus masterwork of Wilhelm Wagenfeld. This 1924 lamp is reflected through the lenses of prominent contemporary artists. Local context presented via lamp designs commissioned by the one time owner of Kiscell, furniture manufacturer Miksa Schmidt. Exclusive Design Het Budapest guided tour is held by the curator, Anikó B. Nagy.
Registartion (max. 25 guest): firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation fee: adult ticket 1.200 Ft; student or pensioner ticket 600 Ft
The Budapest founded international event design studio gives an insight into the creative processes that make an event a special and memorable experience. Visitors can get acquainted with the company's integrated design solutions and in house developed equipments, as well as track how some of their major projects have been implemented.
Registration (30 guests by tour): meetourmind.eventbrite.com
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