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Life and work of László Hoenig


Wednesday 30 October 2013, 7pm
Hungarian Cultural Centre
10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA

MAGYAR MIND Open Lecture Series

László Hoenig 
"A Classic designer in a modern world. The life and work of László Hoenig."
by John Hoenig BDA

1030 laszlohoenigLászló Hoenig, was an Austro-Hungarian architect, interior designer and cabinet-maker who studied at the Bauhaus in the late 20s and practised in Berlin until 1933 when he relocated to England rather dramatically due to the political and social climate of the time. Within a few years he had opened his London design studio and showroom in Mayfair and continued a successful career in business as an interior designer and maker of bespoke furniture for mostly private and some corporate clients, until his death in 1971. He was able to balance the styles from several periods whilst at the same time his work posseses a distinctive and timeless quality of its own. Although he kept an intensely Hungarian passion beneath an acquired veneer of English reserve, the warmth of his natural Hungarian charm endured in the memories of all whom he encountered.


1030 John Hoenig Florence 2John Hoenig was born in London, educated at Haileybury College and began his theatre career with the National Theatre at the Old Vic. After moving to Australia, he gained a BDA in Technical Production at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. After 30 years in Sydney as a lighting designer and stage director, John relocated to Florence in order to study Renaissance art history and develop inter-disciplinary theatrical, musical and art-historical presentations to be staged in authentic locations. John is currently undertaking Mannerist and Modernist research at museum libraries in Florence and London. He regularly presents guest lectures and continues to produce ephemeral events in conjunction with his colleagues i Buontalenti

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