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july, 2021

julArtist in Residence Showcase

Artist in Residence - Anna Horvath - The Phoenicia Malta


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An outdoor furniture collection by Anna Horváth made from construction waste to highlight the importance of Malta’s architectural heritage.

In Maltese, the word ‘sorġi’ is derived from the word ‘sorġa’ which means to sit down when feeling slightly tired or to stop somewhere for a short while. In this project, SORĠI, is an invitation to have a seat, and observe the ever-changing Maltese urban landscape from a different perspective.

Six benches were inspired in shape, colours and materials by six different local buildings that have been or are currently being threatened by construction. Each bench piece will hold a hidden narrative that will lead the user on a journey of discovery on Maltese architecture.

Anna Horváth is a narrative designer and architect who works in various disciplines of visual arts, also taking into account exhibition, installation, and furniture design. She graduated with an MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London and has participated in numerous design and architecture projects from small to large scale structures in London, Berlin, Lisbon, Budapest, and Malta.

Anna’s portfolio includes projects like the permanent exhibition at the prestigious Jewish Museum in Berlin, scenography for the Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi, a pop-up store for Hermès ‘Petit H collection in Lisbon, and her first furniture collection that was launched during Paris Design Week.

Anna forms part of different design teams and multidisciplinary collaborations. She is currently creating her playful design brand, AHA, which is a world of colours, textures, and narratives. Her designs aim to be more than purely functional objects – often there is a hidden social,cultural, environmental, or political commentary embedded within each design piece.

SORĠI collection may be viewed in The Phoenicia Gardens from 9th July until 31st August  2021 between 09.00-19.00.


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The Phoenicia Gardens

The Phoenicia Malta, The Mall

The Phoenicia GardensThe Phoenicia Malta, The Mall



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