Shaping Hungary: Design in the 21st Century (September 30-October 28)
A significant chapter of Hungary’s most recent history is occupied by tools and procedures which have achieved worldwide fame by spreading in many countries and are still in use today. The ball-point pen, known as “biro” (László Bíró, 1938), the Rubik’s Cube (Ernő Rubik, 1975) and the Neumann architecture, the basis of all modern computers (János Neumann, 1945) are only a few of the ideas which burst out of the heads of Hungarian inventors, industrial designers and engineers — and propagate Hungarian creativity all over the world. In the 21st century, science and innovation form a solid bridge spanning generations and nations reaching into the future, to which Hungary adds its building blocks. The exhibition titled Shaping Hungary – Design in the 21st Century showcases the ideas and projects of today’s young Hungarian industrial designers, inventors, and engineers confirming that they are worthy successors of the 20th century generation which laid the foundations of Hungarian creativity.