Apol Temesi
senior lecturer
Design Institute
senior lecturer
Designer-Maker MA
senior lecturer
Designer-Maker MA in English
senior lecturer

Apol graduated in art history from Pázmány Péter Catholic University, and at the same time she completed the textile design BA and MA programmes at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. She graduated in 2014, then became a DLA student at the MOME Doctoral School. In spring, 2022, she defended her doctoral thesis. Her area of research is restorative raw material-oriented design, which examines the opportunities of designer responsibility through the viewpoints of sustainable object design.

Fields of education
raw material-oriented design
Fields of research
raw material-oriented design


As a designer, she focuses on natural, renewable raw materials, as well as the challenges in the textile industry today. In her work, she explores what happens to wool left over from industrial processes. Due to her innovative material development (she develops acoustic panels made of wool) she was chosen to participate in the 2018 Climate-KIC Accelerator programme, where she won an award and a special award. She held a László Moholy-Nagy Product Design Scholarship in 2019, and in 2020, she won an award at the Climate-KIC Retrofit international climate innovation competition. In 2022, her product SoundWOOL won the BIG SEE Product Design Award.

Awards, recognition

New European Bauhaus Short List 2021

TechTextil Micro-Architecture 2013

2nd place


Publication title
Apol Temesi. (2021). Raw Material-Centric Didactics: Multi-Sensory Material Knowledge in Design Education


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