Maform was mentor at Moholy-Nagy Scholarship

We believe that design studios have to take part in scholarships as organiser or mentor, to hand over all the project experience that they have. Moholy-Nagy Scholarship is one of the outstanding opportunities for young designers to get mentoring and financial support for their ideas.

This year, Maform attended the Moholy-Nagy Scholarship's mentor-group. Adam Miklósi was the selected talented young designer who fulfilled his design project with our consultation. It was a pleasure for us to have him in our office and get to know his unique design thinking. In his project, Ádám aimed to study the border between health care design and portable smart device design. Besides the interesting design resource, Adam was also motivated because of his personal passion.

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We are very proud of the final result. We recommend to other design studios to search for the chance to get involved to this kind of programs, because it is refreshing and inspirational for the office life.

Paq attended the biggest Polish furniture fair for the second time

Last year, we were proud to write about Paq chair's journey around the world. Since then, paq has had plenty of success. Becoming an international design winner made it obvious that paq had to attend Meble Polsky Furniture Fair again.

Meble Polsky Furniture Fair is still one of the best events, where current Polish and international furniture producers can meet. We found that the fair is still an emphasized meeting point for trendmakers, manufacturers and designers. Just like last year, Paq was presented by our partner and worldwide exclusive manufacturer of the product, Monessa.

In 2018, Paq won the gold medal of the fair. It has been a great honour to get the prize in Meble Polska with its more than 270 exhibitor furniture traders, who came from 14 countries.

maform joined the platform of presence

As a product design agency, we always try to find the best way to present our devotion to design thinking, which appears in our works and also our daily office life. As a part of our constant efforts to establish connection with the design community, we have finally launched our Instagram account.

On this new maform social platform, we will keep working to exhibit details about the design process, products and our office life, the way you can't see it anywhere else.

Follow us and let's build a community together!

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Visiting Websummit as a BETA

This year, We exhibited at Web Summit's BETA stage. It was a great honour to be part of the largest technology marketplace in Europe. Just like the year before, We were amazed by the overwhelming atmosphere of the largest tech conference in the world.

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We found that Websummit is still an exhibition with a huge emphasis on discussion and listening to speakers. It was exciting and exhausting at the same time to get in touch with more than 70,000 attendees. 

We believe that web summit can be a tool of business development. Presentations and speeches were inspirational and the 68% senior manager from more than 170 countries gave us a great chance to find the right business partners.

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In 2017, we talked to more than 250 companies and we also attended Mentor Hours. During the first 3 days, we visited others booth and on the last day we welcomed the attendees, who gave us important feedback on our work.

Being in Websummit for the second time, we had some similar new experiences as well. BETA stage gave us bigger place to present ourselves and to be a more serious part of the event. We came home with a lot of inspiration, contacts and hope for long-term business partnership.

Maform won two grand prizes at Hungarian Design Award

2017 is one of the most successful years in the history of Maform. After winning international design awards, we are proud to be awarded by Hungarian Design Council and Ministry of National Economy. XBody became winner in the product category and Shoka bell was successful in the concept category.

The jury of the Hungarian Design Award looks for the perfect combination of function and aesthetic value in product category. They found XBody outstanding because it’s appearance and ergonomic design which was a challenging task for the team since XBody had to fit into an already existing product line.

As a concept, Shoka bell was honoured because it’s simplicity even though it has more function than any other cycling tool before. In the category of concept the jury awards smart design solutions that “have real chance to being implemented in the near future”.

It is an honour to be awarded in both categories! We would like to thank our customers, Shoka Kft. and Xbody Hungary Kft. and the design-team.

Paq became one of Germany’s favourite design items

We are proud to announce that paq chair won German Design Award which is one of the most prestigious awards in the design industry in the World. The award is a considerable recognition of paq’s unique and compact design.

Paq became the fourth Hungarian winner of German Design Award since German Design Council opened the award to the international scene in 2012. This year, paq won the award in the competitive contest of 56 countries’ 5042 candidates. 

German Design Award highlights that after years of development, paq became a compact, well-designed and manufactured product, which is available on the market. Thanks to the manufacturer, Monessa, paq is not just a designer furniture but also an affordable innovative product. With a long history and experience in furniture and mattress production, Monessa completed the design. 

We'd like to thank all maform and Monessa team members, and our early customers who believed in the product before it was famous.

We are BETA at Web Summit!

Once again, we visit Lisbon to join the largest tech conference on the planet, the Glastonbury for geeks: Web Summit.

It's a great honour to be among the BETA stage startups. We hope to succeed with our mission: to help bring technology to people with the tools of design.

Come and visit us at stand no. B202 on Thursday!

Drop us a mail to meet us while we're there and make sure to check out our latest references.

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Meet us at the Budapest Design Week

We invite you to join us in events and exhibitions during the Budapest Design Week between 6–15th October, 2017. You can meet us at the following events:

 

Hungarian Design Awards Exhibition

The prestigious Hungarian Design Award recognises the most outstanding works in the field of design. It is a great honour to be exhibited among the best designs in the region.

Location: Artus Stúdió, 1116 Budapest, Sztregova utca 7.
Open: October 7th – November 5th, closed on Mondays
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40x40 A'Design Award Winners' Exhibition

The Exhibition introduces the most influential designers of 40 countries through the winning designs of the 2017 edition of A'Design Award and Competition. We are present with our four award-winning designs.

Location: Budapest Projekt Galéria, 1053 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos u. 16
Opening ceremony: October 8th 19:00
Guided tours: October 13th 18:00 & October 27th 18:00
Open: October 7th – 31st, closed on Mondays
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Post Reality – Zsennye Workshop 2017 Exhibition

Are you interested in what the future holds, with all the artificial intelligence and alternative facts? Visit the Zsennye Exhibition to soo what's the designers' take on this topic.

Location: Paloma Ház / Pinkponilo, 1053 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos utca 14.
Opening ceremony: October 11th, 19:00
Guided tour: October 15th 18:00
Open: October 11th – 15th, every day 13:00 – 19:00
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