Palotai Gábor

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1956 –
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Born in Budapest, moved to Stockholm in 1981. Following his studies at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts, Budapest (M.A., 1980), he continued at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts (1981-82) and the Beckmans School of Design (1982-83) in Stockholm. In 1988 he established his own design studio in Stockholm, Gábor Palotai Design, and has made a most original contribution to Scandinavian graphic design. In addition to his outstanding professional practice as a designer, Gábor Palotai is an appreciated guest teacher at design schools in Sweden. He is also engaged in experimental photography and textile design and has created architectural elements for public spaces. He has shown his works in solo exhibitions in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Paris and Budapest, and has participated in a number of design exhibitions, e.g., in Stockholm (the National Museum), Berlin, London, Gothenburg (Röhsska Museet), Malmö, etc. He has won the Excellent Swedish Design prize for the years between 1987 and 2000 and has received numerous other awards, including The Golden Egg Award (Best Swedish Advertising) and The National Library's Art Book Award. He has works in the permanent collection of the National Museum in Stockholm. His work is characterised both by a serious and playful interpretation of early modernist achievements, especially the Central European tradition, the Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism. (2011)
still Kempelen - Man in the Machine documentation,
2007-03-24 - 2007-05-28