'Design Without Borders', New Budapest Gallery

  • 15 Jun 2018 10:03 AM
  • Hungary Matters
'Design Without Borders', New Budapest Gallery
Now on until 26 August. An exhibition of textiles, furniture and decorative objects will open in the Bálna cultural centre as part of Hungary’s Visegrád Group presidency.

Design Without Borders will present more than 150 items from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

In addition this, visitors will have an opportunity to see furniture, textiles and objects created by Austrian, German, Romanian, Slovenian and Swiss designers. Alongside mass produced products there will also be pieces manufactured in small quantities and unique creations which interpret genres freely.

The title Design Without Borders reflects both on the increasingly international nature of the circle of exhibitors and the trends and tendencies which are palpable in contemporary design.

Design Without Borders places particular emphasis on dialogue and permeability between the various genres. In 2014, compositions by visual artists who create object simulations were included, followed in 2016 and 2017 by works by applied textile designers.

The project entitled Texhibition, which was created by textile designer Szilvia Szigeti, has been running now for three years, and the most recent innovative works will be on display this year too.

Design Without Borders also strives to foster dialogue among members of different generations, so artists at the beginning of their careers take part alongside designers who have been active for several years in the profession and influential, recognized artists of the older generation.

Design Without Borders represents the tremendous diversity and variety of the genre. The many layers and creative forms of expression of the genre are given space, from the prototypes and “low budget” objects made in small series to mass produced items, i.e. works which even in their form of production are expressive of the economic opportunities in the various participating countries.

Three designers will receive Designers Without Borders awards each worth 400,000 forints (EUR 1,246).

The exhibition running until August 26 is part of the Budapest Summer Festival and the Night of Museums series.

New Budapest Gallery
1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 11–12., (Bálna Budapest)

Visit New Budapest Gallery online.

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