For many years, the Design Without Borders (DWB) exhibition has been the defining forum of the Hungarian design scene. This year, alongside works by more than 150 creators from 16 countries, the latest in Slovenian design will be on show in Budapest for two months under the title Made in Slovenia - The Future of Living.
The Design Without Borders exhibition has been a defining forum of the Hungarian design scene for many years, nowadays showcasing not only the works of furniture, textile, jewellery and product designers and visual artists, but also providing a platform for contemporary dancers and musicians as a kind of all-arts festival.
This year will feature the works of more than 150 creators from 16 countries – Great Britain, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland –, including world-famous designers like Yrjö Kukkapuro and Erja Hirvi from Finland, Jamie Hayón from Spain, Ross Lovegrove from Britain and Sebastian Herkner from Germany.
The Made in Slovenia – The Future of Living selection showcases the latest pursuits of Slovenian design as selected by the curators of the Centre for Creativity in Ljubljana. The award-winning objects of the Łódź Design Festival „must have” contest will also make an appearance among others, in collaboration with the Mickiewicz Institute of Poland.
Connected to the DWB exhibition is a project for textile designers: TEXHIBITION. Conceived 6 years ago by textile designer Szilvia Szigeti, this programme fosters collaboration between designers and manufacturers. The selection once again includes the latest developments.
For the second time, creations of contemporary rug designers are displayed in the museum’s upstairs exhibition rooms.
Founding curators and organisers of the exhibition:
Szilvia Szigeti, Ferenczy Noémi Award laureate textile designer; and Tamás Radnóti, interior designer
On view from 11 October until 28 November 2021 at the Budapest History Museum - Kiscell Museum (1037 Budapest, Kiscelli utca 108.)
The exhibition is part of the Autumn Festival, Budapest and Budapest Design Week event series.