wearable technology
developed in Kitchen Budapest
collaborators: Melinda Sipos, Szonja Kadar
Budapest, Hungary

Hímes is available for order here: http://himes.kibu.hu/

Hímes is a super slim wearable USB key that is inspired by the typical motifs of Hungarian Easter eggs. It was developed especially for 100% Design Tokyo exhibition and market in 2008 to represent Hungary in an innovative and creative way. It was handmade, then later mass produced as an earring, keychain and mobile charm.

Our aim was to create an attractive, tricky and versatile object. The project has been going on ever since. It is a regular guest on local and international design markets. The third series of it is currently being made.

Hímes has been honoured to be the mascot of:
Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU Presidency gift, 13300 pieces, 2010
Venice Biennial, 500 pieces, 2009
Femina, exclusive Christmas gift, 100 pieces, 2009

Exhibitions, design fairs:
100%Design Tokyo, 2008, Tokyo
Pixelache Festival 2008, Helsinki
Lift Conference 2009, Genf
Soft is the new cool, Hungarian Design, Exhibition, NY Design week, 2009, NYC
WAMP design market since 2009, Budapest

CotCot, January 12th, 2010
Elle Magazin, January 2009
Europe Magazine, page 18. (see below), 2008 Winter
Kultplay, November 12nd 2008
Infóvilág, October 30th 2008
Bigyóblog, June 3rd 2008