"Sustainability and the economic difficulties caused by the epidemic make it much more important than in previous years to buy products from local businesses and, as Christmas approaches, gifts. The Budapest Design Map can help in this respect, which, following the success of previous years, is now in its second edition and presents a number of design-relevant locations in the capital. More than one hundred and ninety Budapest locations are listed on the map, which is available online and in physical format for anyone to access. This time, the editors encourage you to include high-quality gifts from local designers under the tree to support Hungarian businesses.
This is the 9th year that the Budapest Design Map has been compiled by the Budapest Design Week staff, bringing together the city's most exciting design locations. Creative fashion and jewellery studios, museums, galleries and many of the most interesting workshops in the industry appeal to the curious public. With a growing range of venues every year, this year the organisers are preparing nearly 200 venues and programmes. The map, commissioned by the National Intellectual Property Office and published by the Hungarian Design Council, draws attention to the diversity of Hungarian design.
The map will help you discover the capital's most important design sites and will also serve as a guide to Christmas shopping. It shows where to find unique home and fashion accessories (such as restored furniture, personalised illustrations, organic cotton canvas bags, concrete furniture), ceramics, utility and decorative objects, sustainable pieces and other small items. If you're looking for a nice notebook for the new year, you'll find what you're looking for, but there's also a collection of porcelain, handicrafts, books, bags and posters.
"The mission of the Hungarian Design Council is to help Hungarian small and medium-sized enterprises. One of the tools of this is the Budapest Design Map, which provides comprehensive help in the run-up to Christmas for those who value good quality and local expertise. The latest edition makes it easy for everyone to find the ideal Christmas gift, regardless of gender and age", said Judit Osvárt, curator of Budapest Design Week and member of the Hungarian Design Council.
As in previous years, the map can be found in most of the city's tourist information offices, design shops and in some downtown locations. And the online version features design points in an easy-to-use Google Maps layer."
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