Szigeti Szilvia


Design and the broader societal context of textile design both interest her. Her prime interest is designing printed fabrics. She is keen on the Scandinavian school, but the beautiful textiles of the Wiener Werkstätte are also a great influence. She likes designing both screen-printed, jacquard and digitally printed fabrics. Her designs were part of the range of Backhausen, Creation Baumann, IKEA, Kinnasand MODUM and the Stuttgarter Gardinenfabrik. She has been developing independent collections since the 90s.

Together with Tamás Radnóti, she founded the Eventuell Gallery in 1994; they have organised the Design Without Borders exhibition for 15 years, and the TEXHIBITION project as a part of it since 2015.

What technique and inspiration did you use to create your textile on display in the 5th TEXHIBITION exhibition? Where was it made?

My work displayed at the exhibition is characterised by a sort of freely-interpreted geometry. It was inspired by the harsh colours of Almodovar movies and Jaime Hayon’s furniture. These unique pieces made with digital technology are part of a bigger ongoing collection suitable for serial production, made by Lénárd Zászlókészítő Kft.

Why do you think the TEXHIBITION project is important?

The primary goal of the project is to raise awareness to the once-dominant Hungarian textile industry and the creative possibilities within the field. I believe we are at the eleventh hour; because the professionals that might teach us the technology, the love of the trade and humility are yet active. I also think that the cooperation is outstanding: During the five years of its existence nearly fifty designers took part in the project and more than five hundred designs were created. Designers are free to use the textiles created, and TEXHIBITION as a platform provides the chance for further development and marketing opportunities.

Szigeti Szilvia
textile designer