Ildikó Varga

The designer completed her studies as a designer at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, in 2022. She has a strong affinity for workshop work and the experimental design process. In Finland, she had the opportunity to freely create at a university with excellent infrastructure, which greatly contributed to her designer identity.

Her interest in materials was further developed during a course at Mome, where they explored with the students the possibilities of amadou mushrooms in the fields of design.

She strives to merge different fields together, which led to the creation of the Wave panel, which debuted at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair this year.

Besides a practical and experimental approach, sensitivity and empathy are essential aspects that she tries to infuse into all her work. They give soul to her designs. The interaction between human perception and materials is an inspiring topic for the designer, as well as exploring how a human gesture can manifest itself in an object.

The Wave panel is an acoustic and light panel. The soul of the object – its floating, illusionary character – is created by an exciting, sparsely woven textile and its special finish. The textile is formed into a series of interlocking waves using industrial starch. As a result, it performs excellently on expansive wall surfaces and in large spaces.

Its good acoustic properties are due to several factors: the textile absorbs sound waves and the extensive corrugated surface disperses them. The dynamic of the Wave panel lies in the combination of contrasts.

The first prototype was created in collaboration with the lighting companies Lumoconcept and Be Light!.

Wave panel by Ildikó Varga
Wave panel by Ildikó Varga
Wave panel by Ildikó Varga
Wave panel by Ildikó Varga
Wave panel by Ildikó Varga
Wave panel by Ildikó Varga