Press release can be downloaded from here: Budapest_Design_Meetup_Vol.10.doc
Design Week Special!
Venue: Hungarian National Museum – Rotunda (VIII., Múzeum krt. 14-16.)
Date: 6th October 2010, Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Budapest Design Meetup enters its second year and we’re celebrating with a very special line up and venue. Last year’s five most significant designers will bring you their latest and most important projects, the one’s that you’ll definitely remember even 10 years later. As the list of the presenters is longer this time, a wider range of topics will be covered. The evening starts off with a short introduction by the young participants of Demo Camp which will prove that one’s never young enough to engage in creative designing activities, while in the final round Finnish designers (invited by Finnagora) will share their thoughts in English.
The young Participants of the DEMO Camp http://demotabor.com
Attila Cosovan and Gábor Domokos http://www.gomboc.eu
Dóra Mojzes http://doramojzes.com
Áron Losonczi http://litracon.hu
Vivienn Balla http://www.vivienneballa.com
Ervin B. Nagy, Márton Kovács, Marci Nagy http://patrickandtheo.com
Nina Koivisto (Soften Oy) http://soften.fi
Helinä Lehtonen (Turku Design Ilmilö) http://www.turku2011.fi/en/turku-design-ilmio_en
TOPICS OF THE PRESENTATIONS:
The young participants of Demo Camp
The Design and Health Model (DEMO) was founded by students of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2007. Their mission is to promote design and visual culture among students of all ages and schools. Also, by organising various prevention programmes, they are encouraging the younger generation to lead a healthier lifestyle. This time the kids themselves will introduce the photography and fashion projects they have been working on in the summer camp, along with a short video covering the complete programme of the Camp.
Attila Cosovan and Gábor Domokos
The Gömböc is the first known homogeneous object with only two equilibrium points (one stable and one unstable) altogether. It was V. I. Arnold, one of the most important mathematicians of the 20th century, who, back in 1995, first proposed that a body like the Gömböc might exist. The Gömböc however is not only the physical realisation of an abstract mathematical idea but a symbol, a form in its own right. This dichotomy is going to be in the focus of the presentation, which will also provide some background information and interesting facts about the Gömböc.
Dóri is going to introduce her 2011 spring/summer collection, which was inspired by the Roman legionary elevated to the 21st century. This collection is in many respects the collection of “firsts”: this is the first time that Dóri used colourful/patterned materials and
that a range of shoes have been designed and will be selling under the name doramojzes.
Dóra will also talk about her recent experiences abroad; her show in Austin, Texas and the debut of her 2011 summer collection in a showroom during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, in New York. In the remaining time the audience will also find out why Tyra Banks has been photographed wearing Dóri’s clothes.
Litracon pXL is a new product developed by Áron Losonczi, the inventor of transparent concrete. Contrary to the original Litracon, in Litracon pXL there are no optical fibers for light transmission but a specially formed and patented plastic unit. The name comes from the light dots that appear with regular distribution on the surface, similar to pixels on an LCD screen, while XL refers to the big panel size. The panels can even be storey-high which makes installation easier. The pixel-concrete however is not only useful in architecture; Áron will introduce how designers can make use of the new material in their work.
Those who are familiar with contemporary Hungarian fashion photography have certainly come across Vivienn Balla’s work. She has been collaborating with various fashion designers and magazines including the American Kismet. The central topic of Vivi’s presentation is the new generation, the new beauty ideal. During her final year project at University she was working with a group of young adults who aim to maximize the perfection of their look to match social expectations. By doing so they become statue-like, unisex dolls.
In her presentation Vivi will touch the following points: the stages in the process of work, the importance and up-to-dateness of the topic, the prefigures, and the problematic relationship between art and fashion in photography.
Ervin B. Nagy, Márton Kovács, Marci Nagy
The guys are currently working on Patrick & Theo, a cartoon targeting at 6-9 year old children. The story is set thousands of years into the wild future, where nature has reconquered the great cities that had once reached towards the sky. Soon, the dreary landscape became infested with mutants, prehistoric species and creatures known only from legends. In this world of weird science and natural wonders, a boy, and his dog decide to take a stand as the last, self-appointed supercops. The series concept, which was originally a degree work at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, grew out of its original role; the creators have just returned from Cartoon Forum, an international animation fair.
Nina Koivisto (Soften Oy)
Soften is one of the leading companies in Finland manufacturing various acoustic products for public spaces and homes. In her presentation Nina is going to share some interesting information on acoustics and will introduce how Soften’s effective and innovative products ‘soften’ sounds.
Helinä is going to introduce Turku Design Phenomena, a cooperative programme in Finland. The project, organised by designers, is not a single event, but an undertaking that promotes design widely and in various contexts. Small, growing businesses can therefore benefit from the power of the entire community, as the huge potential of Turku design gets promoted to new audiences.