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Budapest showroom opening: Estorio is the new home of international designer brands

Interior designer Eszter Radnóczy and the este’r partners studio opened their first showroom, Estorio – home of designer brands: in the apartment on Dalszínház Street, overlooking the Opera House, more than thirty international design brands are displayed and arranged according to a unique concept. The genre-defining showroom is a meeting point, interior design pilot project, creative showroom, turn-key real estate development concept and the regional debut of international design brands.

“Estorio is a complete professional fulfillment for us designers: we have been able to enjoy our freedom and the unlimited flow of our team’s creativity in this apartment. Over the past decades, we have built many personal and professional international relationships through este’r partners, our interior design studio in Budapest and Milan, and I have always dreamed of bringing together these wonderful brands, unique and high-quality Italian, French, Hungarian, Dutch and German designers. With Estorio, not only will our concept be realized, but also Europe’s premium brands will be brought together in an inspiring space – I’m proud that our first location is here, in Budapest” – says Eszter Radnóczy, interior designer and founder of Estorio.

Estorio is now opening its doors to more than thirty international brands, some of which have not been available in Hungary or the products could not be seen in showrooms. These include Kreoo, a manufacturer of washstands, bathtubs and tables that combine traditional Italian marble with modern technology and can be interpreted as a masterpiece of applied art; Foglie D’Oro, a manufacturer of elegant, unusual geometric or walnut parquet flooring with marquetries or stone inlays; OliveLab, an Italian design start-up with unique lamps, and Cosy International, a manufacturer of high-quality glass and aluminium wardrobe furniture.

Other prestigious brands will also be available through Estorio: fabulous textiles from Rubelli, founded in 1858, products of premium wallpaper manufacturer Dutch Walltextile Company, based in Amsterdam, stunning textiles from Italian ZavaLuce, a dazzling and innovative lighting manufacturer, gorgeous fabrics of Flukso or Missoni Home, elegant and stylish furniture from Black Tie, or products from Valcucine, the high-tech kitchen technology giant with a sustainable approach.

Some of the brands will be available for the first time in the Central European region, as exclusive partners of Estorio – they will bring the Hungarian design community, architects, interior designers, decorators and property developers one step closer to the products of selected design brands, and to the turn-key concepts. The concept is supported by este’r partners’ decades of design and implementation experience and its international network of contacts across Europe – combined with outstanding design creativity.

As Gábor Papp, Estorio’s commercial manager, describes it: “Estorio is more than a showroom: we promise to offer a 360-degree service, from finding the perfect real estate to choosing the door handle of the home, we bring everything to life with the highest level of design solutions, including turn-key implementation on demand. The showroom next to the Opera House is just one possible realization of the values that come together in Estorio – the possibilities are endless and the next step is up to our clients.”

Eszter Radnóczy adds: “Estorio is a constantly changing, exciting online and offline space that evolves together with the culture and our partners; already after the first concept has been realized, we are making alternative versions of the same space accessible on our website, using 3D renderings. We’d like to show how different selections, the coordination of product groups or the customization of various elements can create unique atmospheres, how the overall picture can change as a result of combinations, and how the expertise and unique approach of our design team can be brought together again and again in a common space.”

The first showroom in Budapest reflects the atmosphere of the Opera House, which reopened in March. Designed with soft lights, fresh colors, elegant lines, playing with metals and mirrors – all of the highest quality and without compromise. The venue is in a typical Budapest location, it’s a stunning residential apartment on Dalszínház Street overlooking Andrássy Avenue, which not only offers a view of the Opera House from its balcony, but the designers have also created reflections in the furniture and surfaces to be able to show different glimpses of one of the most beautiful works of Hungarian architecture at all times of the day.

The team at Estorio is unstoppable: Eszter Radnóczy’s team will soon continue the unforgettable fusion of concept and design brands in a new European location.

Estorio is open in a showroom concept, please book an appointment.

 

Website: www.estorio.com

Instagram: estorio.home

LinkedIn: estOrio – home of designer brands

 

ESTORIO – HOME OF DESIGNER BRANDS

Lead designer, founder: Eszter Radnóczy

Lead designer and project manager: Mónika Szommer

Creative concept and graphic design: Fanni Sokorai-Gyurics Sokorai, Bianka Bánóczi, Zsófia Nagy

Commercial manager: Gábor Papp

Showroom management: Anita Koritke, Andrea Kovács

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2021: a year at este’r partners

2021 was an exciting and eventful year for the este’r partners team: the design and execution of some of our grand projects, Buda Civic Casino and the Emerald Residence have been completed. During the year we participated in several exhibitions and fairs with great atmosphere and important professional impressions. In addition to site visits and meetings, we always tried to allow time for celebration, conversation and creative reflection. We open the new year with our favourite team photos of 2021!

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It is out: the new Informa catalogue with art direction by este’r partners

Informa has presented its new catalogue to the Hungarian public: the Italian company combines aluminium machining with high technology to meet market needs where functionality is combined with elegant, lightweight appearance in the field of doors and storage systems. In addition to the production unit in Hungary, Informa’s headquarters in Székesfehérvár has been expanded with a professional showroom.

Informa manufactures filigree doors and windows, concealed and sliding doors using natural, brushed and surface-treated profiles in various metallic shades which can be aligned to divide entire spaces. Their storage systems are also flexible with a variety of systems for all types of office and residential storage. The systems have the advantage of mobility, flexibility and stability during use, but also a modern and state-of-the-art look.

Este’r partners has been asked to create the new Informa catalogue. With a designer’s approach and a deep knowledge of the product range we have designed the spaces in the catalogue to present Informa’s product range. The graphic and stylistic design of the catalogue, photography, technical drawings, illustrations and hand-drawings are also the creative work of our office.

Art Direction by este’r partners

Artistic coordination by Fanni Gyurics

Graphics by Márk Gelley

Visual design by Lars Lovas

Hand drawings by Bianka Bánóczi

Technical drawings by Hajnalka Zellei

Printing by Pauker Nyomdaipari Kft.

 

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Colorful and bold: Supersalone in Milan

An extraordinary exhibition in a new concept. After one and a half years of postponement, Milan’s renowned architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri (designer of the Vertical Gardens, Giardini Verticali and other buildings) has come up with the idea of a furniture and design exhibition to be held in September at a different time from usual. Interior designer Eszter Radnóczy tells us about this year’s Milan Design Week.

This year the organizers’ idea was to show the latest products of the manufacturers in a museum-like concept, in order to reduce costs and increase transparency. I spoke to several of our partners before the exhibition, they were excited and a little disappointed. Disappointed, because there was little time to prepare, and many did not even want to participate, saying that it was risky, there would be few visitors, it could be canceled at the last minute due to unexpected consequences of the virus, and there would be no opportunity to show the full range of products.

I arrived at the venue with curiosity and left happy after a day’s visit.

The event was transparent, with companies lined up neatly one after the other, mostly with strong messages and stands that trigger curiosity. Creativity could also be seen in such a small space of a few hundred meters and the distinctive characteristics of the manufacturers were recognizable. Of course, anyone familiar with the vast and endless exhibition at the Salone del Mobile was certainly not expecting this. However, the latest product, an important message, a creative idea about the product, its appearance or its quality, quickly found its space.

There was no need to register to visit the stands, no need to look for the owner or representative, they would just sit on the sofa on display or behind the counter. I enjoyed this democratic approach: I could sit next to them, have a conversation and everyone seemed more relaxed and considerate than usual. Surely this concept favors professional visitors, previous knowledge of products and manufacturers is necessary to understand the different exhibition.

Milan Design Week is not just about the exhibition at Fiera, but also about the venues outside. This week, design dominates the city more than usual. The permanent showrooms will offer special programs and installations to visitors. Smaller manufacturers, who do not have showrooms in Milan, will organize joint events.

The “big ones” are looking for venues where the space in itself offers a great experience. A multitude of palazzos welcome visitors, where the old and antique meet the new and innovative. Milan is colorful, very colorful and, as always, bold. Everything is bright, shiny, too big, too small, rough and soft. Contrasts come together in a surprising proportion and become a defining experience.

Now to some of my experiences in detail:

Besides Italian design, I’m in love with French creativity. I love French design because of its eclecticism and its fantastic handling of geometry with curves and when it combines nature with technique. It’s truly fabulous. The Hermés exhibition in the Brera district was just like that. A village decorated with colorful geometric patterns, impulsive interior stages set within huge rustic clay walls, an experience of objects, space and color, the concept that combines tradition with innovation which is linked to Charlotte Macaux Perleman.

The French Institute in Milan is a beautiful building in itself, with a monastery courtyard in the centre, near the Basilica of Sant Ambroggio. At Fuori Salone, we had the opportunity to see designer Piere Nigro’s furniture in collaboration with Mobilier national. The Armadillo collection of furniture allowed the manufacturer to demonstrate virtuosity in woodworking. The exhibition presented the structure and logic of small pieces of furniture made up of solid wooden rectangles. The other product, the Hémicycle seating range, was produced in collaboration with the French manufacturer Ligne Roset, who was involved in its design and upholstery. The furniture’s metal frame and structure showed the creative technology in pieces.

The Nilufar Gallery in Via della Spiga and the Nilufar Depo always has surprises in store. Nina Yashar presents large-scale, eclectically selected projects and unique pieces, which she discovers through meticulous research and further develops with designers.

Entering the monumental atrium of the industrial building, we can admire the sculptures of Pietro Consagra Matacubi, born in 1920 and part of the largest international contemporary collections. The building’s stage is dedicated to the so-called Odyssey exhibition, where Andrés Reisinger’s first Italian show was held.

The designer talks about the relationship between the digital and the real world through a dialogue between the furniture and the projected image.

Last but not least, the installation called Jungle, by Khaled El Mays, is a work of beauty and sustainability.

 

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A spring day in our studio in Szentendre

Welcome to our studio in Szentendre: a photo gallery of creative moments of our team.

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Egy tavaszi nap az este’r partners stúdiójában

Megmutatjuk szentendrei stúdiónkat: kreatív pillanatok irodánkból egy csodaszép tavaszi napon.
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This was 2020: interview with Eszter Radnóczy

How was this year for este’r partners, what were the goals and the keywords in 2020?

Despite the difficulties, we have had a successful year. This year we celebrated the 15th anniversary of este’r partners which we still managed to celebrate together with our clients and partners before the restrictions. On this occasion, we looked back on our 15 years of continuous development in profile, size and quality of the work and the increase in the number of colleagues. Our results and successes are due to a serious and loyal teamwork, thanks to my colleagues. The above is proven by our returning and expanding clientele, we are proud to maintain an honest, confidential and creative relationship with them. When I think of keywords for 2020, the followings come to my mind: adaptation, teamwork and a positive vision.

How did you adapt to this year’s new situation and what were the lessons learned?

We were doing our best at home office as well. It has been proven that our greatest strength is working together, reinforcing and supporting each other, making optimal use of and assigning individual abilities. I am very proud that we did not stop for a moment. After a deep breath, we moved forward with our tasks with new ideas and constructive solutions.

What were the most significant projects this year?

We have reached the final phase of a large hotel project, the Emerald Residence, which we have also professionally supported in the construction. Another hotel project on Andrássy Avenue is also being implemented, in which we are also effectively participating. Unfortunately, hotel projects will have to wait due to the uncertain situation, but we hope to resume the started investments next year. We are pleased that we have had many clients from the private sector as well, a lot of beautiful work has been done in this area too and a lot is in the completion phase.

You have started a new direction: in 2020 the este’r partners presented the selections called The Collection. What kind of knowledge, creativity, innovation did you put in these catalogues?

The final phase of our work has always been to support our customers in the furnishing of apartments and restaurants while, in addition to the planning, we ensure the procurement of products which is based on our wide foreign supplier base. Our own selection, The Collection, is a demonstration of this knowledge and activity. Our customers know our complex service, the aim of the new catalogue was to make our company more widely known.

What do you expect the most next year, where is the company heading?

We are going to relax by starting to plan new projects from the beginning of January, we are really looking forward to spring. We hope that this dynamic is not going to change and all of our partners can stay enthusiastic and optimistic. Of course, we always have Plan B while we work on Plan A, but this detail should remain a surprise for the new year.

Finally, a more personal question: how do you spend the holidays this year?

In peace and quiet with the family, finally taking a little rest, which always means coming up with new ideas.

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Este’r partners introducing its 2021 collection: let the most fabulous pieces of Italian design move into your living room

Eszter Radnóczy, chief designer and her team este’r partner present their latest collection called Cosy Living 2021; this time the focus is on the living room. Comfortable seating, special accessories and soft pillows: the team of este’r partners’ interior design studio, which has a strong trade relationship, brings the best of Italian design so even the most elegant living room can be re-tuned with confidence.

Eszter Radnóczy and her fifteen-year-old interior design studio opened a partner office in Milan last year with renowned Italian architect, Stefano Napolitani. Italian partnerships, exhibitions, fairs and personal visits to manufactories have long been part of the everyday life of este’r partners: this helps showing their customers and clients first-hand the latest designs and quality solutions of Italian design.

The current high-quality catalogue focuses on exclusiveness and long-lasting, high-class interior design solutions as well as a high level of aesthetics, combined with the specialities of este’r partners: fun, courage and unique style. An indispensable part of autumn evenings is the Italian cinema, the Cinema Paradiso with its capital letters. This time, the design team aligned parts of the collection with classic film titles. The works of Fellini, Tornatore, Pasolini or Bertolucci are perfect for the cold evenings we spend at home.

Parts of the collection are named after Italian films: Especially on Sunday, Everybody’s Fine, La Dolce Vita and Unknown Woman can be our perfect companions for the cooler evenings. As the holidays approach, este’r partners would also like to introduce two mini catalogues: Winter Lights’ beautiful lanterns bring magical holiday lights into your home, and Little Surprises collects unique design items to help you find the perfect gift ideas.

The collections can be found on the website of este’r partners: esterpartners.com 

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“We started building with passion” – este’r partners interior design studio is fifteen years old

Eszter Radnóczy, who celebrates the fifteenth birthday of este’r partners with her team, gave an interview at Minute Lounge & Bar, the newest cocktail bar on Andrássy Avenue. Este’r partners has become known for interior design work on projects in the Hungarian architectural and creative sector, such as the Emerald Residence on Szervita Square, Agroverzum in Martonvásár, the Zwack Visitors’ Center, Good Spirit Whiskey Bar, Hotel Moments Budapest, the Feller Adrienne Store, the Bar Garden Bistro, the Italian restaurant La Fabbrica as well as the interior designs of many clients’ private homes and villas, and the two high-quality Andrássy Avenue hotels, the A3 and the A52.

“I started building my company out of passion and it hasn’t changed since then. What’s different is that now I’m working with an international team of twenty-five people, which gives me creative space and provides a solid background.” says Eszter Radnóczy who recently opened an office in Milan with her Italian partner, Waves Project Ltd., lead by Stefano Napolitani, a recognized professional in the Italian real estate industry. The architectural and interior design concept of their first joint international project, the so-called “riverfront villa”, will debut this spring.

“Esther’s approach to economics, her awareness, transparency, traceability and strict budget control are the key pillars that make a company stable,” says Réka Harkay-Farkas, financial manager of este’r partners. “In the fifteen-year history of the company, it has always been our priority to be reliable partners alongside creative ideas and uniqueness – this is essential in working with our clients, who are happy to choose us over and over again.”

The year of 2019 was a great success for este’r partners: the interior design plans for Andrássy Avenue 3 and 52 were introduced to the public, and there was also great interest in the interior design concept of Emerald Residence, a luxury investment in Budapest. At the end of the year, the Minute Bar & Lounge opened, where besides the challenges of the different functions (breakfast bar, bistro, cocktail bar), Eszter and her team were able to create an international atmosphere with the creative use of blue, green and gold colors and with the special lighting and coverings; the project was also noticed by the English-language press. The opening of the office in Milan was rather a return to home, as Eszter Radnóczy, a graduate of the University of Milan, has an Italian network of relationships, which in most cases, besides professional values, is characterized by personal trust.

“Obviously, working on grandiose hotel developments is a prestige and a challenge, and we are delighted that our work has shaped the spaces of many hotels and restaurants in Budapest. However, the design of private residences, homes and villas is just as important and we do not want to neglect this area, in fact, we consciously put these kinds of projects in our portfolio,” says the manager of este’r partners.

Eszter also revealed that she would soon show her international knowledge and solid commercial background of fifteen years of experience in a construction not yet seen on the Hungarian market. And the slogans can be familiar for the clients: partnership, combination of high quality and wonderful atmosphere, and of course the indispensable Italian espresso and prosecco.

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“Actions must be made to increase the importance of environmental values” Solongo Bayar on sustainable architecture

In July we visited Solar Decathlon 2019 in Szentendre, an exhibition on sustainable architecture in practice. This was a lovely opportunity to chat to Solongo Bayar, our colleague with Mongolian roots, on similarities and differences between the ways we see the same topic, also, to share her unique knowledge on architecture and design.

Solongo, how do you see sustainability and eco-consciousness in your home, Mongolia?

Mongolia is home to one of the world’s last surviving nomadic cultures, and these nomads still live in traditional ways of housing – ghers. However, Mongolians are increasingly abandoning the traditional nomadic way of life and moving into urban areas.. Consequently, Mongolia faces a number of serious environmental problems including severe air pollution in Ulaanbaatar, mismanagement of water supplies and water pollution, land degradation and desertification. It is important that Mongolia takes the necessary steps to solving these environmental issues as part of its economic development.

  1. What differences do you see in the Hungarian and Mongolian attitude towards this topic?

The Mongolian climate consists of long cold winters, short summers and low annual precipitation. Temperatures can fall to -40°C in winter and reach 40°C in summer. Recent increases in urban migration are partly due to poor weather conditions. However many of these migrants cannot afford to live in apartments or houses, and remain in “semi-nomadic” conditions and live in traditional “gers” (ger = yurt. The traditional housing in Mongolia) on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. These dwellings are not connected to utilities such as water and heating, and many residents use pit latrines.

Now I am studing Master of architecture. Studying here made me realize that  actions must be made to increase the importance of environmental values in both countries of Mongolia and Hungary and environmental  knowledge  must  be  strengthening. More comprehensive environmental education programs and PR campaigns are required to increase the  knowledge  base  of  customers.  The  more people  know  about  the  most  important environmental  issues,  the  more  probable  that  their behaviour  will  be  more environmentally conscious.  Events like Solar Decathlon are essential in rising eco-awareness through an international competition that challenges university teams to design and build houses powered exclusively by the renewable energy sources and promotes of architectural solutions related to solar energy, renewable energies and innovative technologies.

Which was the most interesting solution you saw at Solar Decathlon?

Solar Decathlon was a new experience for me. I am very happy that I got a chance to see this worldwide sustainable buildings in this competition. It was really inspiring me to see each houses have their own different ideas and innovative solutions. I have found the most interesting was the house that proved that the building can be constructed by using eco-friendly materials from natural and recycled materials and also can be recycled.

  1. Is there anything you saw there that you wish to include in your future creative work?

There was so many ideas and solutions that most buildings can use in their future projects. For me, I have noticed that although all houses have their own unique system and design, all of it have the same idea of simplicity and nature friendly designed interiors using eco materials. So in my future projects I would like to develop works by using more natural materials and more greenery design by applying more plants and trees. I would definitely go after PCM Green wall system that allowing people to enjoy nature and also functions as an air precooling.