open workshop and exhibition by gobi.design
Meet object creator Gábor Góbi and his works
“People don't have a problem with waste; they have a design problem. If people were to
design products, tools, furniture, homes, factories and cities more intelligently from the start,
they wouldn't even have to think in terms of waste, pollution or scarcity." Good design would
deliver abundance, endless reuse and the joy that comes with it. – The Upcycle, by authors
Michael Braungart and William McDonough, 2013.
Gábor believes that facilitating this is not just a task but a role assumed in society. After
years spent at the Graphic Design Department of MOME and later in the advertising
industry, he realised that our finite planet cannot serve the current social system indefinitely.
It was then that he decided to stop going against his principles, to step out of the wheel and
to do something he believed in, in order to contribute to the promotion of an eco-conscious
For him, creation is a quest. He does his best to design without harming his environment. He
is always steered by the moment, the object and its potential. This also makes the core
philosophy of gobi.design—the brand aims to combine environmental thinking, design, art
and creation. His vision is for everyone to share equally in the gifts of a healthy environment,
which then leads to a sustainable everyday life. It is both a gift and a huge responsibility, but
that is the way how change can be fostered.
The objects of gobi.design are part of the natural cycle. It takes its inspiration from upcycling,
hygge, wabi-sabi, slow living and similar trends, where objects do not disappear but continue
to be shaped by various subtle or more radical influences. He tries to use the most natural
materials possible, working them in a manufactory setting using traditional techniques (e.g.
Yakisugi – Japanese wood charring). The objects range from furniture to home accessories,
but they all have one thing in common: they are all found objects that have been previously
During Budapest Design Week, gobi.design will open its studio to the public. During the four
sessions, you can get to know Gábor's unique creations and gain an insight into his creative