LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
My story began with the production of a folding bike. I wanted to keep my office wear clean, so decided to build a chainless commuter bicycle equipped with carbon belt drive system. The idea to upcycle the spare parts not used for the bike was the first step... I designed the very first desk lamp when my daughter started school and she did not want to sit at her desk. It was a success story: she liked it and started to do her homework. Later some friends asked me to do the same for their kids so I started to make them in different colors.
In 2015 a client wanted me to produce a ceiling lamp system made of bicycle wheels for his office. The prototype has been approved after 3 months’ development. As his organization grew, I designed and installed complete lighting solutions in Budapest, Bratislava, Krakow and Prague. The bike desk lamps sold in 19 countries all over Europe plus in the United States.
The bike desk lamp had a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform in 2016 and raised $10,198 by 62 backers.
The boundary of art and design:
In 2016 a Budapest based art gallery decided to organize a wide focus exhibition and selected my works to present. As they invited me in 2017 also, I was the only designer exhibiting in two consecutive years.
In Q1 2018 I was selected to participate on the 1st edition of Artrooms Fair in Rome, Italy. The selection committee noted that my works are at the boundary of art and design.
My first and only public art installation 'The Carousel' was launched in Gödöllő, Hungary.
Exhibitions (group exhibitions):Velofetish, Budapest, 2014. Velofetish, Istanbul, Balassy Institute, 2015. NeighbourART, Budapest, Design Terminal, 2016. Pop & Shop by EUNIC, Brussels, 2016. Green Boughs International Eco-design Festival, Budapest, 2016. Godot Pop-UP, Budapest, 2016. Green Globe Festival, Budapest, 2017. Godot Pop-UP, Budapest, 2017. Artrooms Rome, Rome, 2018. TrashArt, Gödöllő, 2018. Green Globe Festival, Budapest, 2018.
Awards:European Copper Institute – Copper Upcycling Contest - Brussels, Belgium, 2014-2015 – peoples’ choice award. The face Design Contest - Budapest, Hungary, 2015 – best lighting concept. Ozone Green Award – Budapest, Hungary, 2016 – silver medal. MVM Productive Energy – Paks, Hungary, 2016 – product design – bronze medal. MVM Productive Energy – Paks, Hungary, 2016 – product design – peoples’ choice award. NeighbourART – Budapest, Hungary, 2018 – artist of the year. TrashArt - Gödöllő, Hungary, 2018 – special prize.
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Interesting Engineering https://interestingengineering.com/beautiful-lamp-inspired-by-bicycle-parts/
Yanko Design https://www.yankodesign.com/2016/03/14/part-industrial-part-kid/
The Coolector https://www.thecoolector.com/industrial-kid-handlebar-lamps/
WHO I AM
Self taught maker who favors craftsmanship at the boundary of art and design
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