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Budapest To Focus on Design and Fashion

Featuring around 220 events spread out over 10 days, Budapest Design Week kicks off its 11th year on 3rd of October 2014. With exhibitions, workshops, lectures and a range of other events spread across all design disciplines, the program will suit all tastes. However, perhaps the highlight will be the presence of Italian architect Benedetta Tagliabue and Dutch designer Jurgen Bey.

The 11th Budapest Design Week presents the theme of “Figurative Sense” an exploration of the design possibilities and challenges presented by rapidly changing in technologies. Each year, Budapest Design Week also hosts another country as its ”Guest of Honour,” with this year’s guests coming from the Netherlands, and the Design Week program arguing that “the current Hungarian design ecosystem bears considerable similarities to the Dutch constellation of 25 years ago, which was the starting point of Dutch design on its path towards conquering the world.”

The Central European Fashion days will be held on the same weekend (3-5 October 2014) when the Design week starts. The Fashion Days will take place at the Budapest Outdoor Ice Rink in the City Park. More than 189 application have been accepted including 70 works of foreigner artists. All of the designers shall invoke the cultural heritage of Central Europe, the best works will be rewarded with 10.000 euros. The hosts will offer the total income of the event to the community of Hungarian Interchurch Aid.

source: archdaily.com photo: Design Terminal