It is a wide known fact that I love Hungarian design. Promoting Eastern European designers, innovators, nature etc. in general is in my job description so to say. Having said this you won’t be surprised I am a big fan of madeinhungary.
madinhungary is an annual event with the purpose of introducing Hungarian applied artists and designers. Interestingly enough, this is the 1st time in it’s nine year old history that madeinhungary is part of official Budapest Design week as separate and individual program. It is the second time now though that they, similarly to Design Terminal and their Central European Fashion Days partnered with meed (Meeting of European and Central Eastern European Designers) in showcasing the works of Czech, Polish and Slovak designers along with Hungarians.
The exhibition was quite versatile, from funny and almost childish design products by Jana Novakova from Slovakia thru minimalist nomada all-in-one box by Nina Woronieczka from Poland to serious and to me incomprehensible acoustic furniture by Vajk Bizsók or almost unusable high end design by Vido Nori. We even had a chance to see some Ikea furniture – an altar by Ľubica Mildeová, the winner of YCC 2011.
Children’s toys brand Kattuska from Hungary presented the brands first 2 products, The Castle and The Boat during madeinhungary last year so this year they came with the #3, the 3 in 1 rocking horse/feeding chair/drawing table in the typical plywood making.
As mom of two little boys and a kids blogger over at Bag of Pretty I have the tendency of hunting for novelty in that area. Some new names to keep my radar on are Boris Klimek (Slovakia) with his air balloon lamps or Anna Farkas & Miklós Batisz of Anagraphic (Hungary) with their simple yet creatively thought out and super unique Starry Light lamp and Michaela Podolanova with her cooling fans shaped as flowers.
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