Stockholm Design Fair – MOME booth in the Greenhouse section

Date: 2024.05.02
At the 2024 Stockholm Design Fair, a number of designs by Product Design students of the MOME Design Institute were debuted, including a hemp-furniture combination, various innovative lamps, and a space-saving, sleek home weight bench. The Stockholm Design Fair traditionally showcases Scandinavian design in an international context. MOME featured in the Greenhouse section, which presents emerging designers' products to industry professionals and the general public. This year, the university's booth displayed the works of 19 students, and this overview focuses on the diploma projects.

The Greenhouse section serves as a meeting and showcase platform for emerging designers, design schools, and higher education institutions. It offers future talents the opportunity to connect with potential partners, manufacturers, and the press.  Designers from around the world apply to exhibit in this section, and submissions are evaluated by a jury of prominent design industry professionals based on innovativeness and design curiosity. 

The MOME booth, designed under the guidance of associate professor Péter Vető and by alumni designers Dávid Salamon and Áron Lőrincz, featured works from both undergraduate and graduate students. From the 19 displayed projects, our selection includes diploma projects and works that received the Hungarian Product Design Award or a special prize.  

  

Dávid Salamon's unique designer lamp Wind Light was inspired by the forces of nature, in particular the interaction between wind, gravity and the material molecules, and is a physical embodiment of an ethereal phenomenon. Each limited-edition piece is unique, leveraging the potential of 3D printing for collectible design objects. 

The Moa lounge chair by Roberta Wende introduced a new application for hemp and speaks to the traditions of fibre use in our region. The central motif of her master work is a textile seat made from hemp created using needle felting. 

Eszter Hankó's Nilu lamp was designed to address the problem of navigating one’s home at night. Rather than creating a new product, Hankó added an extra function to an existing night lamp, resulting in an innovative, magnetically rechargeable, and touch-controlled portable night light.    

Rebeka Csiby-Gindele's PADka project is a contemporary adaptation of local craftsmanship, placing its potential and values into a new context. Inspired by critical regionalism, the resulting settee bench reinvents this type of furniture and explores the possibilities of working with cornhusk. 

Blanka Timári also graduated in 2023. Her A\O lamp family, though not being her master work, won the 2023 Hungarian Design Award. Made from cost-effective bag stiffener, the lamp shade forms the letters A and O and effectively diffuses light even when turned off. One of the biggest virtues of this poetically beautiful design lies in its minimal use of materials. The lamp shade, which softly envelops the light source transforms it into diffused light. 

The At Least – home gym weight bench, designed as part of MOME's incubation programme by Máté Guthy, Róbert Kristóffy, and Nóra Szilágyi, and awarded a special mentorship prize by the Hungarian Design Council, also debuted at the fair, which provided opportunities for networking and showcasing the Product Design programme, and for students to receive valuable feedback from market professionals on their work. 
 
 
Exhibiting students: 
Rebeka Csiby-Gindele 
Viktória V. Dawson 
Panna Fehérvári 
Máté Guthy 
Eszter Hankó 
Róbert Kristóffy 
Áron Lőrincz 
Flóra Lukovics 
Zsófia Mátravölgyi 
Nikola Mrkobrad 
Boldizsár Racsmány 
Dávid Salamon 
Laura Schillinger  
Nóra Szilágyi 
Emese Thamó 
Blanka Timári 
Bence Váradi 
Roberta Wende 
Zsófia Zala

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