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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Maform members attended A’Design Award Gala Night

It was an important day of the year for the Hungarian design community when the Italian organization A’Design announced the names of the winners of the Award. Winning an international design award means so much to us that we decided to attend the ceremony personally.

Every summer, A’Design organizes one of the biggest design events in Europe. During a huge gala, they hand over the awards in front of thousands of guests. The event takes place in the picturesque town of Como, Italy.

As mentioned before, we became fourfold winners of A’Design. Aquila, eCharger, Flike and the paq chair were awarded by the international jury. We attended the gala with the owners of the awarded products.

We spent a few days in Italy after the gala. We were amazed by the natural and architectural beauty of Como. For us, besides the touristic experiences, it was an honor to see our products in the exhibition of A’Design. The exhibition is open to everybody that helps the audience to take part in this celebration of design.

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After traveling back to Hungary, we decided to organize an A’Design exhibition in Hungary as well. During the Budapest Design Week, we are gathering international and Hungarian designers who have won this award and we are presenting them and their designs. If you are interested, come and visit us at Budapest Project Gallery between 6th and 31st October.

Maform's first Open day and Portfolio Review

We think that the most important missions for a design studio are to reach the talented youth, make them platforms to show their projects and give them advises for the future. Maform organized its first Open Day and Portfolio Review to reach a few of these aims.

On the 1st of June, Maform opened its doors for more than forty people to enjoy two specific programs. First, Portfolio Review took place, where the applied designers could get the chance to present their work in front of Maform's experts and the other participants. At the end of the review, everybody left with a certificate and a unique Maform bag. The best two portfolio was prized with useful art tools. 

For those, who are in love with design but don't have portfolio, we prepared interesting presentations. Our CEO, Geza Csire talked to the audience about the difficulty of manufacturing and selling your own product idea. He pointed out, that the most important is to manage your work and focus on the things that you are really good in. With his personal experience, he talked about how the Maform lost the focus at the beginning.

Gabor Balint and Robert Kovacs finished the Open day with their informative presentation about the use of prototyping and 3D printing. Through the design process of Shoka Bell and Flike, the Maform's two designers had so much experience with 3D printing. They talked about the false facts of 3D printing and explained why we think this technology makes it much easier to design manufacturable products. 

By the end of the Maform Open Day and Portfolio Review, we hope that all of the participant found the programs interesting and useful. The next time when maform will become an open studio again will be during The Design Week of Budapest.

Maform became Four-time winner of the prominent A' Design Award

We are proud to announce that this year Maform won the prestigious A'Design award in four different categories. A'Design Award and Competition is the biggest and one of the most important design awards in the world. The award highlights the best projects in 110 categories. There were 35,559 project submissions this year from 180 countries. For further information, please check out this site: https://competition.adesignaward.com/in-numbers.php

Aquila won Gold Award in Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design category. This means this design was among the best 3%. After Aquila won Hungarian Design Award last year, A'Design's gold medal is another feedback about the design of our favourite medical device. 

Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design category was also important for Maform, as eCharger won Silver (top 5%) in this field.

Thanks to our partner Monessa, this year, Paq has already showed up in many exhibitions. Our chair bed is also successful in winning awards. We won A'Design  Award, Silver, in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design category. This category is the most competitive, it has more applicant than the others. It is an honour to be among the best 5%!

Futuristic Design is maybe the most exciting category in A'design Award. Only three designs won this award this year and Flike is one of them. 

For more information about A'Design winner Maform projects, visit the our portfolio!

Paq is going to Dubai

Design for the senses is the name of the biggest event for interiors, design, architecture and surfaces in the Dubai region. Index Design Series' 2017 fair will include Paq chair as one of the exhibited furnitures. The exhibition is going to open on the 22nd of May. 

You can find the Paq chair beds at Monessa's stand (2B27). Monessa is our partner and exclusive manufacturers of Paq chair beds worldwide. We hope that Paq will get a emphasised role in Dubai's important design exhibition!