Have you ever heard about Hello Wood? Well, you must have seen at least one Hello Wood installation if you have been to Hungary in recent years. The wooden architecture and design studio launched in 2010 by co-founders Péter Pozsár, András Huszár and Dávid Ráday, is known for organizing projects and events defined by openness, experimenting, social sensitivity, innovation and development. As an international art program based in Budapest, Hello Wood integrates various fields of art, design and science, welcoming artists from every corner of the globe.
Hello Wood’s mostly known event is the one week art camp held every summer, where all the international participants gain their unique professional experience and access real intellectual contents, by working and creating together. In the research camp experts of different fields highlight problems that are otherwise hard to notice or to present, with the help of collective thinking and approach as well as the mutual exchange of knowledge. The following video offers an insight into last year’s camp held near to village of Csórompuszta, 20km north of Lake Balaton:
Hello Wood installations can be discovered in various places of Hungary. The giant B.U.D.A.P.E.S.T. sign on the capital’s Heroes Square was a real tourist attraction between the 22th of March and the 6th of April 2014 and many remember the 11 meters high Christmas tree as well, which was erected in front of the Palace of Arts Budapest (MÜPA). The venue place of Design Terminal and the popular Valley of Arts Festival in Kapolcs are both linked many ways to the Hello Wood projects. In our gallery we have collected the very best of the Hello Wood installations, which have made Hungary an even more colourful and eye-catching country.