WAMP: ’Vote For Design’, Budapest, 8 April

  • 4 Apr 2018 9:24 AM
WAMP: ’Vote For Design’, Budapest, 8 April
On the 8th of April (the Election Day in Hungary) WAMP will vote for Hungarian design with its best local designers, event organisers told XpatLoop. Before returning to its regular summer location at Erzsébet square, this Sunday Hungary’s best design fair awaits design fans with a thematic event where not only the date and location will be special, but the selection of the exhibiting designers will also guarantee a vote for high quality design.

Három Holló (Three Ravens) the cafe and event location in the building of the Piarist Order next to Erzsébet Bridge is open to all design fans with a café as well as an exhibition and a performance hall on three storeys.

Based on the idea of the litterateur Wilhelm Droste, who is a fan of Budapest and café house culture, the venue has been recently launched as the spiritual successor of the of Eckerman Café and of the similarly named haunt of the famous Hungarian writer Endre Ady on the Andrássy road.

The café found on the street level evokes the milieu of the café houses at the turn of the century with its colossal windows, grandiose space and its marble tables and bentwood chairs.

Below this room there is a spacious exhibition and performance hall on two storeys: the smaller one is with a view on the gothic windows of the Main Parish Church, and the larger one is an industrial hall down under the building where this time WAMP will present an outstanding selection of designers.

You will find the urban wear collections of CAMOU, the brand of fashion designer Beatrix Fehér and the garments of Konsanszky the label of Dóra Konsanszky, who is one of the most significant figures of the current Hungarian fashion scene. Dóra’s pieces are for successful and dynamic personalities who have a definite taste and characteristic style pairing up with modesty and discretion.

The futuristic pieces of SustiKKrisztA mix bold and elegant themes. Beyond her own collections, Kriszta regularly creates unique onset pieces for music bands as well. Gabó Szerencsés, the designer known for her high-quality small-scale collections, leather bags and uniquely decorated leather gloves will also be there with her latest pieces for spring.

If you are looking for nice accessories check out the high quality leather bags of AGNESKOVACS created from one single piece of leather, or the models of Vanda Berecz who is one of the most talented representatives of the emerging young designer generation.

Whereas the variable, practical pieces of Ducsai.Leather.Goods will serve the best for the weekdays, the bags of The Naan Design made for urban women preferring elegancy and modernism can be the best choice for special events.

Those who are looking for unique jewellery can try the eccentric stainless steel pieces of Delacier that earn their final shape with a special thread decorating technique.

The contemporary jewellery line will be represented by Imola Anderik, Blanka Gajcsi, Juli Ilyés, Barbara Katona and Zosha, and the latest design trends will be offered by Folenta Design who creates unique braid jewellery and Kontur Fashion offering handmade leather earrings and necklaces.

NOJA Jewellery / Noémi Gera and Zemse will present minimalist yet distinctive pieces made of aluminium.

The work of the Balogh Rudolf award-winner photographer Zoltán Hajtmanszki will also be displayed and can be bought straight from the artist himself. Those who like oriental artefacts can choose a nice souvenir from the wooden Kokeshi dolls of Mandula-KOKESHI.

The products of Phi Cosmetics are made of carefully selected components with the use of quality oils, aroma waters and plant extracts packed in environmentally friendly packaging which also reflects on the harmony with nature. 

Woody Wood Sunglasses, the winner of the Most Innovative Product Prize also highlights sustainable thinking with its product line of trendy wooden sunglasses. While looking around it is worth trying the award-winning handmade chocolates of Fabric Csokoládé famous of their lace-patterned delicacies.

Date: Sunday 8 April 

Opening hours: 10am to 6pm

Location: Három Holló / Drei Raben Piarista köz 1.

(Entry from Szabadsajtó út)

Free entry

Further information: wamp.hu/en

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