And the Hungarians

This is why I came to TENT really, for a taste of contemporary Hungary…there was a delegation from the Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency. Stayed with my cousin Gaby:

On our way to the Truman Brewery, in Spitalfields, we walked down Fournier st, home to Gilbert & George. I had always understood that Gilbert Proesch was Hungarian in origin, from Transylvania, the Hungarian speaking part of Romania, but before I posted this I checked up on Wikipedia and actually he is from Northern Italy…oh well!

A quick coffee in Jeanette Winterson’s cafe/grocer on the way…Verde. Find out more about this ethical, but still wonderfully indulgent cafe on Jeanette’s own website

Verde, 40 Brushfield Street, London E1 (020 7247 1924)

On arrival, it was lovely to chat to young Hungarian designers and admire their work.

Was particularly struck by IVANKA concrete interior and architectural finishes

I just want to line my house with concrete now…it is obviously the thing to do…plaster walls are just so last year! Seriously, looking forward tremendously, to our next trip to Budapest and seeing some of their beautful projects in the flesh.

Katalin and Andras Ivanka are a young, hungarian, husband and wife team, it was lovely to meet Andras and I will follow their story with genuine interest as I know how hard that gig is!!

They are great ambassadors for their brand.


4 thoughts on “And the Hungarians

    1. Wonderful that you are Hungarian in origin! My father was Hungarian. I am very lucky that I have spent a lot of time there. Have you ever been? Could not help admiring your beautiful garden Laurie – and I take my hat off to your husband – so creative! x

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