What we do

Hungarian Design Award

The award announced by the Minister for National Economy has the objective of acknowledging the outstanding achievements of Hungarian designers and promoting the application of design in Hungary. Designers, producers and distributors may apply in the categories of Product, Concept, Visual Communication and Student category.

Design Management Award

The Design Management Award was established by the Hungarian Design Council in 2009. The award aims to illustrate how the application and professional management of design can help an organization to fulfill its objectives and operate successfully. By acknowledging the best examples, the award is supposed to make both the economic actors and the public familiar with the integrated use of design. Economic organizations and institutions are eligible for the award.

László Moholy-Nagy Design Grant

The Moholy-Nagy Design Grant aims to foster the development of Hungarian design, to integrate design into the national economy and to raise the competitiveness of the Hungarian economy by promoting the work and professional development of young Hungarian designers. The competition is open to qualified designers and handicraft artists under 35 with an independently developed professional programme.

Budapest Design Week

The series of events called Budapest Design Week was launched by the Hungarian Design Council in 2004. These events primarily aim to raise awareness concerning the values, economic and social roles of design, to build up trust of design, to help communication between the partners of this special field and to help designers and potential investors to find each other. The emblematic events of innovative thinking in Hungary draw the attention of decision-makers in the economy and domestic businesses to the opportunities offered by design.

Start Up Guide

The electronic publication by HDC, with an annually upgraded content, supports the career of young designers. It includes information on applications, legal aspects and issues related to business, marketing, consumer protection and intellectual property protection, it provides practical advice on starting a business and it delivers food for thought in this topic.