Art Deco in the Puszta: István Sajó (1896–1961) and His Oeuvre

Műcsarnok
Budapest
Until 4 June 2017

The aim of the exhibition is to present an overview of the entire career of the art deco architect István Sajó (1896–1961), who was born in Debrecen, in Eastern Hungary. Despite a ­successful career in America, he returned home to the great Hungarian plain, where he built modern, exciting and ­spacious art deco buildings among the traditional, mostly single‑storey, neo‑classical houses lining the city’s streets. Contemporary photos of his works – many taken by Sajó himself – and documentary photographs of how the buildings look today are accompanied by the architect’s artistically drawn freehand sketches and designs. One of the highlights of the exhibition is István Sajó’s stylised, theatre‑like work room, fitted with art deco furniture and other objects of his own design.

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