The Hungarian Design Awards and the Design Management Awards have been announced, and the works of the winners and the best entrants will be exhibited at the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest between 7 and 30 October.
The Hungarian Design Awards and the Design Management Awards, two important prizes of the Hungarian design scene, are traditionally awarded at the opening event of Budapest Design Week. Four design categories were open for entries: product, concept, visual communication, and student work. The jury evaluated the entries on the basis of design, novelty, competitiveness, implementation, user-friendliness, and environmental sustainability. A total of six prizes were awarded, as the competition was so strong in the categories of visual communication and product that two winners were declared in each. In addition to the six winners, special prizes were once again awarded this year.
List of winners of the Hungarian Design Awards:
Product: a special magnetic release device for fishing called Catmagnet by Ramón Nieto, and a collection of stove tiles by Ferenc Laufer, titled Relief
Design: a compact dual-channel EEG and skin resistance meter (medical device) named Head Link by Remion Design Ltd.
Visual communication: the Fortepan Masters album (Róza Tekla Szilágyi, Szabolcs Barakonyi, Péter Zalán Salát, and György Simó) and the Kadarka typeface family by Oszkár Boskovitz
Student: a collection of woven textiles by Zsófia Ujváry Berta (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design) entitled Hommage to Rudolf Ujvary
Special prize of the State Secretariat for Culture of the Ministry of Culture and Innovation: a public seating collection by Annabella Dedas Hevesi
Special prize from the Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education: Katalin Pataki, Talky play therapy device
Special prizes of the Hungarian Design Council: the Geoform ceramic collection by Zsuzsanna Zsófia Sinkovits, and the If Jewel jewelry brand by Marcell Égi
The Design Management Awards have been presented since 2009 and aim to show that the role of design goes far beyond product development, brand identity, or packaging. This year’s winner is the small business of József Mórucz, Panyolium, the brand of the fruit processing manufactory of Panyola, which stood out from the field both for its value-adding message and its sense of visual style. Co & Co Designcommunication Ltd. won the Excellence Special Prize offered jointly by the Herend Porcelain Manufactory and the National Intellectual Property Office, while the KULTIKUM contemporary art venue in Budafok and Vates, a clothing brand promoting literature, also received certificates of recognition.
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