The Transylvanian Design Week, which will take place in Csíkszereda (Miercurea Ciuc) from 18 February to 10 March, is the first event to showcase Transylvanian designers.
The first Transylvanian Design Week aims to give a snapshot of what design means in Transylvania today, how experts see the place of applied arts, and what the target audience understands by Transylvanian design. The central event of Transylvanian Design Week will be an exhibition at the Székely Museum in Csík, where the curators of the event will invite designers, and craftspeople connected with Transylvania, to show their work.
“What is applied art? Everything that surrounds us. Walking through the exhibitions of our museum, visitors will be able to see the marvels of craftsmanship from bygone eras. The exhibits of today’s Design Week will represent the history of today’s people 100-200 years from now,” said Aranka Karda-Markaly, director of the museum.
Local designers were invited to participate in TDW in five categories: fashion design, product design, graphic design, motion design, and souvenirs. From the entries received, a jury of experts selected the finalists who will have the opportunity to participate, and the best entries will also receive a cash prize. The jury members are: Gyárfás Oláh—curator, Adrian Balcău—industrial designer, István Esztány—industrial designer, Zsolt Hátszegi—motion media artist, Csongor Szigeti G.—media artist, Adél Zsigmond—fashion designer, Attila Kelemen—marketing expert.
The detailed program is available on the event website.
Transylvanian Design Week
Csíkszereda, 18 February–10 March 2023
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