Hungarian Design Award 2004


The key event of the Design 7 week, organised this year for the very first time, was the exhibition entitled Twenty-five Years of the Hungarian Design Award, including the display of this year's award-winning works. The exhibition's opening on 18 th October was preceded by the award ceremony of 2004's design awards. Those who went to the Iparművészeti Múzeum ( Museum of Applied Arts) on this important day found themselves at an event with a house filled to capacity. Displayed at the exhibition, closing 7 th November, will be 13 award-winning works out of the 229 projects submitted to this year's design competition in the Product, Visual communication, Plans, and Student designs categories. The highly prestigious Hungarian Design Award was won by Edit Kondor, Péter Saly, László Iványi and Attila Törő in the Product category, by Zita Karády in the Visual communication category, by Judit Gulyás in the Plans category, and by Gábor Tamás Németh in the Student designs category. A special award issued by the Ministry of Education was given to Krisztina Fodor, Júlia Nagy, Gergely Hosszú, Tamás Cosovan and Barnabás Máder. The special prize of the National Cultural Ministry was awarded to Miklós Weichinger and Mátyás Pataki, the special award of the Hungarian Patent Office went to Zsanett Hegedűs, and István Józsa won the special award of the National Bureau of Research and Technology. On the occasion of the Hungarian Design Award's 25-year jubilee two special awards were distributed. One of them was received by the university docent Dr. József Hegedűs in recognition of his innovative and valuable contribution to the development of the network of Hungarian design institutions as well as his dedicated work done in the field of teaching over many decades. The National Ministry of Cultural Heritage recognised the many decades of innovative work of creative artist and designer József Dániel by awarding him with a Life's Work Achievement Award. The exhibition was co-organised by the Hungarian Design Council and the Design Terminal Non-profit Organisation, and was sponsored by the Hungarian patent Office, the National Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the National Cultural Fund and the Museum of Applied Arts.