Design Week, which in Hungary seems to mean Design more-than-a-month, finally wrapped up. We tried to see as many exhibits and fairs as time allowed (see highlights here and here) but of course we missed a lot. I wanted to share my absolute favorite stop – a cute little gallery – because the exhibits were so creative, innovative and chalk full of gorgeous inspiration.
First, a quick taste of the jewellery exhibit on display at the time:
|by Kecskes Orsolya|
|by Huber Kinga|
I loved ogling the jewellery, especially since I like to make my own (see here, here and here for a few examples) but the display – suspended Styrofoam planks – caught my eye as well, because it was simple but so clever! A striking black and white photo exhibit provided a pretty backdrop.
When we headed to the basement, a second jewellery exhibit awaited us. The jelly fish-like jewellery, floating in the darkened space, was quite a sight.
Upstairs I met my dream installation! Each gallery guest was invited to take a “scarf” from the display and add it to the mannequin representing the sea and the mannequin representing the Hungarian Lake Balaton, to help shape our collective impression of what those bodies of water look like. You know I am obsessed with Lake Superior and the colour turquoise, plus I love interactive anything, so I spent forever loitering up there.
The last little nook (was this small gallery not packed?!?) had some beautiful back lit photographs. Remember how Sarah Richardson did something like this to a client’s photo for a retro-inspired space? I wasn’t sure I liked the idea before, but now I’m sold and really want to do this – maybe with one of my photos of Budapest? I’ll add that to my list of things I’ll probably never get around to.
Suffice to say, we were really into these exhibits. My Mom leaned in so close she almost touched the jewellery with her nose . . .
. . . while I had waaaay too much fun in the scarf exhibit (I’m trying to see which one goes with my scarf, for no apparent reason):
I think the point of the exhibit, as cool as it was, may have been lost on me.