Common Space | 2nd National Salon of Applied Arts and Design 2022
208 artists came together during the first Salon of Applied Arts and Design in 2017 in the Műcsarnok (the Budapest Hall of Art) in 2017, showcasing the latest developments in the Hungarian art scene. Now, at the second Salon exhibition, with more than 300 members in attendance, 10 branches of art will share a ‘common space’. Ranging from post-industrial design to the most recent works of autonomous studio art, from objects of everyday use to fine art experiments. Artists from four generations have contributed their works, from doyens to exciting up-and-coming designers. The exhibition is in the curator András B. Szilágyi’s theme, the “International Year of Glass 2022”.
MANOOI is proud to present a very special crystal light creation in the Műcsarnok at the 2nd National Salon of Applied Arts and Design 2022. The concept was to show the “Form of Time”. Seen from below, our INFINITY model forms the number eight, or a Lemniscate when viewed from its side. The infinity symbol signifies the concept of limitlessness or eternity, especially when used in mathematics and or when talking about the feelings of true love.
This contemporary chandelier symbolizes empowerment and everlasting beauty, with its dynamic form and through the power of never-ending loops. Allow the shape of this exclusive lighting solution to bring an artistic touch to your interior design project and set its playful and spirited design to bring a lasting effect to any setting.
The exhibition invokes Aristotle’s 10 categories to invite guests on a contemplative tour through the different objects at the exhibition and invites them to freely take in their surroundings. It shows two diverging paths along which the displays, which were realized in the past five years, can be enjoyed:
One leads guests from design-focused forms and materials to the realms of the shapeless and the abstract, while the other route invites guests on a journey from strict functionalism to autonomous art. Along these paths, visitors can walk from ceramics, the most ancient art, reminiscent of the birth of human civilization, all the way to the realm of virtual reality to give visitors a glimpse of the future. Although the displayed areas of art are distinct, being spatially linked at the exhibition, they present a continuous process. The mixing of different branches of creativity coupled with the two conceptual journeys creates inspiring crossroads, with new qualities and connections emerging at the meeting points.