Budapest Design Week opens next Friday 28 September for its ninth year in existence as the celebration of the Hung-arian creative industry.
Slow Design – cultural, social and economic sustainability – is the theme of this year’s edition with over 100 programmes revolving around design, gastronomy or cinema. Numerous shops and workshops participate on the design front but the spotlight is on the 14 Hungarian designers whose studios will be open for visits.
Additionally, Fiskars Village, a small settlement originally associated with the orange scissor brand but now reincarnated into an artists’ village, will settle in District V’s Design Terminal for the duration of the festival to represent Finland, its guest of honour.
On the gastronomy front, the festival sees well-established names such as Cukorka, Fruccola and Olimpia take on new design challenges.
Cirko Gejzír cinema (District V, Balassi Bálint utca 15-17) will be home to Slow Cinema, with a series of projections of Hungarian, Turkish, Thai and Japanese films.
Budapest Design Week
Friday 28 September – Sunday 7 October
Various locations throughout Budapest
Full details can be accessed at www.designhet.hu (in English)
Friday 28 September at 6pm
District V, Erzsébet tér 13.
The opening exhibition of Design Week titled Slow Design introduces the design culture of slowness through 80 artifacts in projects from 12 countries. The exhibition offers an insight into the topic with recent design works, most of which have received international awards.