WAMP Finn Fatale at Design Week

October is the month when design events are the most intense in the year. Extending its regular activity of the monthly design fair, WAMP comes forward with a large scale special Finnish festival within the framework of the Design Week in October. A Finnish design exhibition, Finnish-Hungarian design fair, special Pecha Kucha Night and party are organized. The stardesigner Harri Koskinen is also in Budapest for the event to give a lecture on his work.

Special guest of Finn Fatale event: Harri Koskinen

Harri Koskinen’s lecture will take place at 11 am on 9th October 2009 at MOME (Academy of Design and Applied Arts). The lecture promises to get and insight to one of the best-known Finnish designers’ work of these days. He has been working for companies like Artek, Finlandia Vodka, Iittala or a Marimekko, just to mention a few names. He has been honoured with many national and international awards. Koskinen’s most well know design object, the block amp will also be available at the WAMP fair on the 11h of October. The blocklamp is an object by Design House Stockholm and the New York’s Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, also added the Block lamp to its collection. Another product that is well known worldwide is the VAKIO watch collection that Koskinen designed for Issey Miyake.

Lecture by Harri Koskinen
Date: 11a.m. on 9th October 2009
Place: the MOME (Academy of Design and Applied Arts)
Address: 1120 Budapest, Zugligeti út 9-25.

Re-interpreting Nature Finnish design exhibition
The Finnish design exhibition studies how Finnish design of the 2000s addresses interpretations of nature. It presents the ways in which designers perceive the ever-changing world around them. The dialogue of design and nature is changing. Do the themes of design, art and architecture still reflect the colours, patterns, rhythms and textures of the northern forests? The exhibition features one-off works of applied art along with products manufactured in series, technological innovations and new applications of traditional methods and materials.

Date: 2nd to 25th October 2009
Place: Museum of Applied Arts
Address: 1093 Budapest, Üllői út 33-37.

WAMP-KÉK Pecha Kucha Night and party
The 8th October is the day for the special Pecha Kucha Night and the party at the Museum of Applied Arts. What sushi is in gastronomy, or sumo in sports, Pecha Kucha is for architecture and design! Short, concise, cool. Pecha Kucha Nights are originated from Tokyo and are organised in two hundred cities worldwide, here architects, designers and artists introduce their work.  The secret of the brief, focused and interesting presentations lies in the one and only rule of the night: presenters can show 20 pictures, each for 20 seconds. Entrance fee: 1200 HUF

The tittle-tattle is followed by a party - DJ Fine Cut Bodies and VJ Admonkey 

Date: 8.20p.m. on 8th October 2009
Place: Museum of Applied Arts
Address: 1093 Budapest, Üllői út 33-37.

WAMP design fair special edition
The WAMP Design Fair will come forward within the scope of Finn Fatale programs  on 11th October in the Museum of Applied Arts with a range of Hungarian Finnish and Scandinavian design products, cool accessories and watches from Aron design store, as well as from Hungarian designers.
The freshly graduated designers will be highlighted to introduce their freshness and creativeness; moreover the best designer will win a special Finlandia prize. Prize giving: at 4p.m.

Throughout the day, dj Hanglemezbarát will set the mood with chillout music.
So get cultured up and delicate from unique Finnish and Hungarian design products, design books and some music. In addition you are welcome to visit the children’s corner where youngsters will have the opportunity to indulge in creativity while their parents can WAMP along free.

Everybody is welcome!
Further information: www.wamp.hu

WAMP design fair
Date: 10a.m.- 6p.m. on 11th October 2009
Place: Museum of Applied Arts
Address: 1093 Budapest, Üllői út 33-37.

The Finn Fatale program is a part of Design Week Budapest 2009, and organised in co-operation with  Finnagora, Embassy of Finland in Budapest and Finlandia. Our partners are Museum of Applied Arts, the MOME and the KÉK (Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre).