Every artistic activity materialises our ideas about the world, making our immediate and wider environment tangible and understandable. Architecture provides a fundamental physical space for our everyday lives, it surrounds us, it reflects our desires, our thoughts, and sometimes even appears as a utopia. The interior designer is the first violinist of the architecture ‘orchestra’ – sometimes playing solo, and sometimes melting into the general sound of the orchestra, but after the conductor directing the orchestra, he is the unifier of the authoritative sound. Each instrument has its own individual character – but it’s the harmony that really matters. This exhibition reflects the current state of Hungarian applied arts and design, from the most ancient genre, ceramics, to the most recent, virtual communication. The interior designer is a particular practitioner of applied arts and design, areas that focus mainly on objects, since all of the works in these genres fulfil the decorative or functional needs of some architectural space. This is why we have sought the most suitable form for the presentation: instead of two-dimensional panels, we will present the best of Hungarian interior design works from the last five years on monitors or projection screens, involving the viewer in the phases of creation, in order to give a sense of the relationship between the finished work and the architectural idea. We intend to show the design process from the initial sketch to the final interior.
We hope that the diversity of the works on display, the stages in the birth and development of the interiors, and their uniqueness will arouse the viewer’s interest, and facilitate the reception and understanding of the complex character of interior design.
Ybl Prize-winning interior designer, Merited Artist