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The works created by the latest generation of product design students of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME), presented at the S/ALON BUDAPEST home trend fair on 22 to 24 September at the Budapest Arena all share a focus on the passion for the traditions of handcrafting, sustainability, innovation, and emotional connection. Uniquely in Hungary, the fair showcases the latest home decor trends, furniture, lighting solutions, flooring and wall coverings, home textiles, and accessories in extraordinary interiors, and is centered around the relationship of design and nature.

What characterises the latest works, design approach, and interests of the new designer generation? We asked head of the MOME Fashion and Textile Design MA programme and founder of KELE Clothing Ildikó Kele, as well as our teacher and designer of the TOMCSANYI clothing brand Dóra Tomcsányi about the upcoming MOME Fashion Show.

Sustainability plays an undeniably crucial role in design. That is why our Design Institute chose it as one of the four main themes of the 2023 diploma works, next to ‘Craft’, ‘Social’ and ‘Emotional’. The following four diploma works explored sustainable concepts in real-life situations.

Can a cinema corridor become an attraction in its own right and selfie point? Is painting the walls the surest way to bring a positive change to a rundown waiting room? Design thinking may also bring new solutions to business problems.

In 2023, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design relaunched the Best Designer Maker award After a hiatus of several years due to the pandemic, it will once again be awarded based on student works created during the year and prior voting.

Adaptive reuse, transhumanism, and the endangered status of bees are some of the subjects explored by the winning projects of the latest Stefan Lengyel Scholarship of Excellence. The winners of the Stefan Lengyel Scholarship of Excellence for the the spring semester of the 2022/23 academic year were announced on 29 June at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.

The collaboration between the Centre for Energy Research (CER) and MOME gave an opportunity to Designer-Maker students to take on a real job with a real client for interdisciplinary design to design award trophies. From the ten concepts completed over the semester, the ones bought for further use were selected in June. The award trophies will be used to recognise the outstanding achievements of junior associates and commemorate the work anniversaries of members of staff with decades of history with the Centre.

The fully electric-powered motorcycle designed by students and teachers from the Vehicle Design programme of the MOME Design Institute and from the Department of Innovative Vehicles and Materials of the GAMF Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science of the John von Neumann University made its debut at the Abu Dhabi Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit 2023 trade fair showcasing the latest innovations, and most exciting developments and solutions in electric vehicle design.

From now on, paid sabbatical leave is available to faculty members of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in teaching and research positions after 6 years of employment, for a period of 6 months to one year.

MOME is the first university to launch a Service Design further training in Hungary. Service design is a dynamically developing profession, both in Hungary and abroad, with a steadily growing demand from companies and institutions for service designers to improve the user experience of the services in terms of logic, efficiency, and ease of use.

Teacher of the product design specialisation of PreMOME Boglárka Mázsi will showcase her works at the Milan Design Week. After graduating from MOME as a product designer with a background in ceramic design, she went on to found the OBAIKO Art brand.

For the third year in a row, the Product Design programmes of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design have had a booth of their own at the Greenhouse section of the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, also debuting the Wave lamp, a product design developed at the BE LIGHT! x MOME course.
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