ABOUT · FOUNDER
Andrea Hegedűs founder of Andrea Hegedűs Design was born in Budapest, Hungary into a family of entrepreneurs active in the creative field. Her parents ran a successful textile and knitting business as well as some of her family members are renowned craftsmen and artists in Hungary.
In her teenage years, Andrea had also shown exceptional skills different creative fields and she became an award winning solo dancer that topped her 12 years long professional dance engagement. After she received a painting set as a gift, her creative development path took a slightly different but colorful route and she returned to her family's textile roots.
In 1997 Andrea successfully completed her studies at the Faculty of Textile of the Hungarian Academy of Art and Design. Upon graduation she spent valuable time in Switzerland, Germany and France, and worked with the best creators of the high-end textile and fabrics industry. When returning to Hungary, Andrea founded her independent design studio in Budapest and since then she has been establishing her reputation as an innovative designer with a distinct client focus.
Andrea's latest innovation, the glass textile, an art inspired mélange of glass and textile first revealed at the 100% Design exhibition in London in 2011 was received exceptionally well by the market. Her glass textile creations now nicely embellish four stations of the recently opened iconic metro line in Budapest (Line 4). She is a sought-after designer at various high-ranking international exhibitions such as in London, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, and Budapest and private and corporate clients alike favor her creations.
The designer's glass textile collections have been selected to be showcased in the Materfad Barcelona Collection and in The Design Book: 1000 New Designs For The Home and Where to Find Them published in May 2013 by Laurence King.
For more information about Andrea's curriculum, please visit her LinkedIn profile.
1999–2007 Heimtextil (designer stand), Frankfurt, Germany
|2019||Masterpieces, Pesti Vigadó|
|2017||All Around Us National Salon 2017 Applied Arts and Design, Kunsthalle, Budapest|
I. Rug Art Fest, Bálna, Budapest
Applied Arts in Interior Design, MABE – Design Museum, Budapest
paper clip ii., MODEM, Debrecen
|2016||Imporium City, Shanghai|
Mayabee Pitti Immagine Bimbo, Florence
|2015||The Big 5 Dubai|
Telenor House Hungary, Törökbálint
Design és építészet, Árkád, Budapest
Formes d' Hongria, Disseny Hub, Barcelona
Magyar Design, Hungexpo, Budapest
|2013||Design Week, Budapest|
Construma, Hungexpo, Budapest
|2012||100% Design, London|
Lakástrend Made in Hungary, Millenáris, Budapest
|2011||100% Design, London|
Lakástrend Made in Hungary, Műcsarnok, Budapest
|2010||Glass Fair, Düsseldorf|
|2009||Design Week, Budapest|
Emerging Hungarian Design, Hungarian Institute, New York
|2008||Craft and Design, Hungarian Arts and Craft Museum, Budapest|
Re-Design, Gödör Gallery, Budapest
|2006||Lakástrend, Műcsarnok, Budapest|
Mobile Studios, Millenáris Park, Budapest
|2004||Eventuell 10, Millenáris Park, Budapest|
Textile Month, VAM Design Gallery, Budapest
Marche de L'Odeon, Paris
|2003||Le Temps De Cerises, Galerie Tan-Noz, Paris|
F.I.S.E. Exhibition, Hungarian Arts and Crafts Museum, Budapest
Marche de L'Odeon, Paris
|2002||Le Meuble et L'Objet Contemporains, Paris|
|2001||Lajos Kozma Scholarship Exhibition, Hungarian Arts and Crafts Museum, Budapest|
|2000||"Térszövet", Parragh Gallery, Budapest|
|1999||"Minta", Műcsarnok, Budapest|
|1998||"Csend", Vigadó Gallery, Budapest|
15. Textile Biennale, Szombathely
"Minitextival", Eventuell Gallery, Budapest
|1997||Diploma exhibition, Tölgyfa Gallery, Budapest|