Hungary - country in focus at Skopje Design Week 2017

In the frameworks of Skopje Design Week 2017 (SDW) which will be held on Nov. 22-26, the country in focus is Hungary featuring the travelling exhibition “Shaping Hungary: Design in the 21st Century.”

The exhibition as well as the manifestation Skopje Design Week titled ‘Sound of Materials’ will open Wednesday evening in the Public Room – center for design and innovation in Skopje.

Twenty-five contemporary young industrial designers, inventors and engineers will be presented at the exhibition which as organiser underlined, confirm that they are worthy successors of the 20th century generation which laid the foundations of Hungarian creativity.

Six top contemporary designers from Hungary will present their experiences and innovative design project and products on Nov. 24 and 26 in the Public Room, while Hungarian jazz band will hold a concert in honour to Day of Hungary.

Hungarian Ambassador László István at Tuesday’s press briefing told reporters that exhibition “Shaping Hungary: Design in the 21st Century” features small part of Hungarian design which has long history in his country. The Hungarian design in the 20th century was influenced by the Bauhaus movement and the famous designers Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer.

I think it will be an excellent opportunity for the audience in Skopje to see creations of Hungarian authors, including young designers. Six Hungarian designers and will present six different companies and various aspects of art, said István. The exhibition has so far been seen in Canada, Spain, Poland, Russia and other European countries.

Skopje Design Week 2017 will also include other exhibition “Expo Zone” which will present 15 designers from Macedonia, the region and Europe. Moreover, nine presentations will be part of the educational section that will begin on Thursday (Nov. 23) and will last until Sunday (Nov. 26). Workshops for adults and children will also be held.

British Council Macedonia within Skopje Design Week will organise four day training for around 20 participants from the region which will be trained for mentors for design thinking for children.

By this mentoring workshop, around 20 people from the region will be trained and they can become mentors in design thinking for children. The workshop will be led by experienced trainers and startup entrepreneurs from UK Design Club, Zarko Konevski of the British Council said.

Activities within Skopje Design Week including music programme and culinary performances will be open every day and the entrance is free. Events apart in Public Room venue will also be held in LUX Lighting and Living.


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