6 events we’re looking forward to during Budapest Design Week
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6 events we’re looking forward to during Budapest Design Week

During 2016’s Budapest Design Week events – happening from Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, October 2nd – Hungary’s capital will become a gigantic showroom of Magyar-made fashion, furniture, artworks, architecture, and much more, all on display at various venues citywide, ranging from major museums to hidden ateliers. We browsed through the schedule of nearly 120 exciting Design Week events and picked out six programs that any fan of aesthetics and innovation would hate to miss.

“Central Values” exhibit of Central European design Visegrad Design Fair at WAMP “LAONI – FUTURE VISION” sustainable-design exhibition “Handmade Dreams – Contemporary Czech Fashion Jewelery” “Hungarian Design – In its Parts and in its Entirety” “Wearable Technologies”
The last week of September is all about design in Budapest. The organizers of Budapest Design Week sorted the programs into different categories by genres, so that everyone can pick the events that interest them most among the wide assortment of exciting activities. There will be fashion shows, exhibits, workshops, discussions, performances, and many internationally renowned special guests. While many of the programs are best enjoyed by people who speak Hungarian, the following six events can be appreciated by everyone.
Budapest Design Week 2016
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“Central Values” exhibit of Central European design

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The special guests of this year’s Design Week are the countries of the Visegrad Group: Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. The event’s opening exhibition – “Central Values – Common Heritage in Central European Contemporary Design” – showcases the freshest and most exciting works of contemporary designers from these four countries, placing special emphasis on shared cultural traditions and common inspirational sources. This exhibit also features several special events, so it is recommended to make your way towards the Museum of Applied Arts many times during Budapest Design Week.
Opening hours: September 24 – November 20 – Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-6pm
Location: Museum of Applied Arts – Budapest 1091, Üllői út 33-37
Museum of Applied Arts

Visegrad Design Fair at WAMP

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Budapest’s favorite design fair celebrates its 10th birthday this year, and to honor this anniversary the organizers are preparing a truly special program for Design Week guests. Besides a huge selection of Hungarian design artists, the works of Czech, Polish, and Slovakian designers will also shine here, all of which can be bought on the spot. We can expect a colorful cavalcade of handcrafted goods and affordable prices.
Open: October 2nd – 10am – 8pm
Location: Millenáris Park Hall D – Budapest 1024, Kis Rókus utca 16-20
Entrance fee: 500 HUF, which serves as a voucher that you can spend at the fair
Millenáris Park

“LAONI – FUTURE VISION” sustainable-design exhibition

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Eco-friendly design is one of the most exciting aspects of contemporary object design work, uniting various views and trends. This exhibit aims to display the importance of conscious market behavior as an essential step on the way leading to a viable future. An exciting Budapest store – founded by a designer – prepares a progressive selection, featuring Studio Swine’s Sea Chair, Ariane Prin’s ceramics, PAPER UP!’s special paper works, and the brand-new clothing collection of WYHOYS.
Opening hours: September 27 – October 29 – Monday – Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Location: LAONI la STORE – Budapest 1072, Klauzál tér 1

“Handmade Dreams – Contemporary Czech Fashion Jewelery”

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Czech fashion jewelry has been an essential element on the market of quality bijoux since the 18th century. The terms “Bijoux de Boheme” and “Jablonex” fall into the high-quality category all over the world. This exhibition focuses on the contemporary aspects of this historical genre. It is a must for jewelry lovers!
Opening Hours: September 24 – October 16 – Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm
Location: Museum of Applied Arts – Budapest 1091, Üllői út 33-37
Museum of Applied Arts

“Hungarian Design – In its Parts and in its Entirety”

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This exhibit features a special selection of the freshest furniture designs of local studios. At PDSIGN Studio the works of CODOLAGNI, András Kerékgyártó, MOHA design, and PDSIGN are introduced. The exhibited objects connect with each other, presenting a new perspective, thus proving that Hungarian design is exciting, fresh, and competitive on an international level. Besides admiring the exhibits, visitors will also have the chance to meet the designers. 
Opening hours: September 24-29 – Monday – Wednesday: 2pm – 7pm, Thursday: 2pm – 8pm, Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 7pm; Mini Brunch: September 24th, 11am; Meet the designers: September 29th, 6pm 
Location: Heinrich Garden – Budapest 1085, Üllői út 32 (door 15)

“Wearable Technologies”

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Memory brooches, illuminating reflex mirrors, acoustic Budapest memorials; digital object creations, manipulated materials, interactive graphics, and audio and image processing. “Wearable Technologies” features the works of the MOME Design and Art Department’s students, presenting thought-provoking ideas reflecting on individual and collective memories.
When: 7pm, September 26th
Where: Trafó – Budapest 1094, Liliom utca 41
Registration is required for visiting this program:
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