Gábor Megyeri

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Born (1982-05-30) May 30, 1982 (age 38)
Miskolc, Hungary
NationalityHungarian
CitizenshipHungary
Alma mater
  • Columbia College (New York)
  • New York University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
OccupationIndustrial Designer
Known forMontblanc Mark Twain Pen, Montegrappa Q1 Fountain Pen

Gábor Megyeri (born 30 May 1982 in Miskolc, Hungary) is the Hungarian graphic designer behind well-known pieces such as the Mark Twain Montblanc pen,[1] Montegrappa pens and watches[2][3][4] and the r.feather pen.[5]

Education

Gábor Megyeri graduated from the Hermann Otto Secondary Grammar School's German class in Miskolc in 2000. He became interested in fine arts as a result of the art class he attended during high school. At first he was into painting, filming and graphics but later on he shifted to applied arts.

After graduating from high school he attended Gábor Aron School where he studied Electronic Graphics. His mentor was György Fata, who at that time stood out as the best-known person in the fine arts world in Miskolc.[6] Gábor is quoted as saying that Fata "effectively pointed me in the direction I should go".[7]

Gábor then went on to study at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in Budapest, graduating in 2007.

Gábor Megyeri started his PhD studies in Corvinus University of Budapest in 2018, in the faculty of Marketing, Media, and Communication Design. His doctoral research is titled “Digital Past; Analog Future”, supervised by Associate Professor Dr. Dóra Horváth and Professor Dr. Attila Róbert Cosován.[8] Their research explores the role and function of analog values in the digitalized world, with a focus on handwriting.[9]

Career

Design Achievements as a Student

While studying at MOME, Gábor gradually turned to the premium segment, participating in two vehicle design projects sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. He also worked on Miele and Grohe projects and was the recipient of awards, first for winning the Electrolux "Trilobite" robot vacuum competition and then winning the Gaz de France "Jeunes Flammes".[10]

In his fourth year of studies, Gábor sent his portfolio to the Montblanc (company) headquarters in Hamburg. The manufacturer offered him a 6-month apprenticeship program working on luxury pens. There he was guided by Jan Zander[11] who was responsible for the whole design of Montblanc. Gábor's final project in school was a limited-edition series of three pens, one of which appeared as the 2010 Mark Twain Writers Limited Edition pen.[1] Returning from Hamburg, he stated on Hungarian television that he did not see himself pursuing further pen design and innovation,[12] but that turned out not to be the case.

Post-graduate Career

In 2005, Gábor founded his first company with his photographer wife, Industrial Design Bt.[13] with a focus on fashion and industrial design. One of their first customers was Bosch, for whom they prepared wrapping designs.

Between 2008 and 2015, Gábor designed and produced premium category watches, creating four different types of watches which were designed in Hungary, produced in Switzerland and sold worldwide. They prototyped the first 10-10 watches that were not commercially available. In a watch workshop in Basel he met a future customer, representatives from Montegrappa who asked him if “he could design a watch that is not available on the market yet”.

Whilst working with Montegrappa, Gábor later designed a series of pens for the Bugatti Chiron sportscar,[14][15][16][17] a pen collection dedicated to Ernest Hemingway and a pen that was a tribute to Grappa making.[18][19]

Since 2015, Gábor Megyeri has been building a brand called Etelburg;[5][20] the first pen launched to the market has been named r.feather. Gábor is quoted as saying “Its mission is to show the importance of handwriting in the digitalized world.”[7]

Exhibitions and Awards

Baselworld 2013, 2014, 2015 – Montegrappa[4][21]

Milano Expo: Exhibition of Bíró László 2015, 2016[22][23]

Hungarian Design Award 2017[24]

Körülöttünk / All Around Us – National Salon 2017[25]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mark Twain Montblanc - Montblanc Mark Twain Ballpoint | Mark Twain". bymarktwain.com. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  2. "Országos Széchényi Könyvtár". www.oszk.hu. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  3. BorsOnline. "Világelső tollat tervezett Gábor". www.borsonline.hu. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The Show | Baselworld". www.baselworld.com. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Kezedben ezer év története | Etelburg". Válaszd a legjobbat az Etelburgtól!. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  6. "A prémium töltőtollak tervezése csak beugró volt a saját brandhez". Octogon (in magyar). Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  7. 7.0 7.1 www.napi.hu. "Vár épül a toltőtollak Teslájából". Napi.hu. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  8. "GABOR MEGYERI | Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest | Corvinus School of Management". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  9. "MOK – EMOK konferenciakötetek". emok.hu. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  10. "Gabor Megyeri on LinkedIn". LinkedIn.
  11. "JAN ZANDER DESIGN - designstudio - hamburg". JAN ZANDER DESIGN (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  12. Válaszd a tudást! / Az írás (in magyar), retrieved 2020-02-22
  13. "INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Bt. rövid céginformáció, cégkivonat, cégmásolat letöltése". www.ceginformacio.hu. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  14. "Montegrappa Bugatti Chiron Collection is an Aesthetic Tour de Force". Lux Exposé. 2016-11-14. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  15. Vivien (2016-11-17). "Check out these Bugatti inspired pens from Montegrappa". Luxurylaunches. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  16. "Montegrappa Presents The Bugatti Chiron Limited Edition Pen Collection!". Soulbyweekly. 2017-01-06. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  17. "Penne Montegrappa Bugatti Chiron Edition". ClassOne (in italiano). 2016-12-02. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  18. Exxite. "Művek ::". iparmuveszet.nemzeti-szalon.hu (in magyar). Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  19. "Magyar Tudományos Művek Tára". m2.mtmt.hu. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  20. Nóri. ""A töltőtollak Teslája"- így jellemzik a magyar tervező márkáját". Instyle (in magyar). Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  21. Montegrappa Announces Sophia Loren Collection at Baselworld 2015, retrieved 2020-02-22
  22. Bíró László Emlékkiállítás - Milano Expo Magyar Pavilon 2015, retrieved 2020-02-22
  23. "Országos Széchényi Könyvtár". www.oszk.hu. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  24. "Hungarian Design Award Winners". Szellemi Tulajdon Nemzeti Hivatala (in magyar). Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  25. Exxite. "Körülöttünk. Nemzeti Szalon 2017. Iparművészet és Tervezőművészet :: Műcsarnok". mucsarnok.hu (in magyar). Retrieved 2020-02-22.

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