Posts Tagged ‘SWEDEN’

A protected Scandinavian art object became the Kånken backpack

At the end of the 1970s, reports started emerging of increasing numbers of children suffering from back pain as a result of the shoulder bags that were the fashion at the time. In order to help prevent back problems, Fjällräven’s Åke Nordin created a lightweight, basic, durable backpack with plenty of room for all the essentials for a day at school.

Kånken was launched in 1978 in collaboration with the Swedish Guide and Scout Association. More than 35 years later, Kånken has straightened out millions of backs and become one of Fjällräven’s most popular products. All that have changed are the colours, as well as releasing a few variants, such as Kånken Laptop.

The Swedish Society of Arts and Crafts, which popularize Scandinavian design, took the Fjällräven’s iconic Kånken backpack for a list of protected art items.

As a celebration, the manufacturer expanded its offer with limited edition custom bags and started the #Kankenart campaign on its social media channels. By 2015, the product line bags of 3 million units sold have been preserved since the beginning of the simple design created by the founder of the brand in 1978.

The Swedish rucksack manufacturer’s popular backpack has become an iconic piece in the fashion world over the last few years. Fjällräven’s humble little Kånken backpack as Svensk Form remarked,  Kånken is something more than just a functional object. It has a  distinct personal touch in design and a distinctive form identity and became an iconic piece of the fashion world over the last few years. In view of these circumstances has such a degree of originality that it appears as its own intellectual creation. Kånken enjoy copyright protection as an applied art  and now officially is a piece of art and it is one of the world’s best-selling rucksack.  More to it, has become a symbol of Swedish style and durable design both at home and abroad. Fjällräven’s designers put their crafty heads together to create special edition webbed straps in some of the most popular colours for both Kånken and Kånken Mini. Kånken fans will be able to choose between stripes, checks, graphic patterns and colour blocking as part of the outdoor brand’s Fjällräven Colours Fall/Winter 2017 campaign.

Update upon press release.

 Aggie Reiter

The „Csardáskirálynő” – Czardas Queen operetta celebrating its 100 hundred anniversary.

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The „Csardáskirálynő” – Czardas Queen operetta was composed by Imre Kálmán.

Exhibition and Gala night at the Operetta and Musical Theater – Budapest.

The „Csárdáskirálynő” – Czardas Queen is once again back home after its long journey to charm the Hungarian and foreigner audiences.

To the grand event arrived to celebrate with  the troupe Yvonne Kálmán, the composer’s daughter, the composer’s son, Charles Kálmán, his widow and his son, Charles Kálmán Jr. In addition to the current  performance, former legendary participants, director and foreign guests.also attended the Gala show. Zoltán Balog – Minister of Human Resources opened the „Csárdáskirálynő” – Czardas Queen  past 100 years operetta exhibition

The melodies of the Czardas Queen for the first time on November,17. 1915 rang in Vienna, at the Johann Strauss Theater. At the time being nobody would have had suspected that this is the beginning to a successful story that continues up to this day.  No surprise that at the original venue in Vienna the audience saw the show 533 occasion since after the 1915’s premiere.The piece was staged despite the WWI  also in Sweden, Finland, Poland, Russia and Italy. Probably not on my own by saying, that the melodies of Imre Kálmán’s, (born 125 years ago) right this minute is somewhere  around the world played either on stage, on television, on the radio, at a concert hall or within a gala show.

To Budapest it finally made its way a year later in November at the Broadway Theater.  Kálmán’s music was praised by the local librettist – P. G. Wodehouse saying:“The Kálmán score was not only the best that the gifted Hungarian ever wrote but about the best anybody ever wrote…”

The Czardas Queen musical operetta already toured all around the world and the audiences just alike in Budapest gave standing ovations, in Tokyo, Rome, Munich and in Amsterdam had pleasure to see the original play as it is on show at the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theater. While in Salzburg and Prague was a co-production, directed by KERO® with the local stars on stage.

The Czardas Queen story in a nutshell: The story is about a hopeless love of the Duke Edwin to Sylvia, a star from the Budapest Orpheum. The family disapproves of the lowly relationship. The parents everything in their power to lure their son back to Vienna, where the have already chosen an appropriate girl for him, the Countess Stazi to help haste matters by buying a New York contract for the chanson singer Sylvia Vereczky. However, the dear foolish Count Bóni conspires to help the lovers, as does also the waiter, Miska and his twin brother Alfons … the butler at the house of Lippert-Weilersheim … and Uncle Feri, Bóni’s friend from the Orpheum. He is the main weaver of threads and is even ready to disclose the love of his youth, and Edwin’s mother hoping to succeed.

Unfortunately, cannot update about the evening’s performance, cause the tickets were all sold out.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

HERALD NEWS … In just 9 Days to come … 47th Árkád KÉKSZALAG „Blue Ribbon” GP

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Great Awards and Festival  …  All in One – Balatonfüred – Hungary – 2015.

The press conference was held this morning at Balatonfüred, where Dr. István Bóka – major of Balatonfüred, Lajos Kollár – chairman – Hungarian Sailing Association (MVSZ), Zsuzsa Pócs – Audi Marketing Manager – Porsche Hungaria, András Holczhauser –  secretary-general – Hungarian Sailing Association (MVSZ), Sándor Bagyó president – Professional Water Rescue Service of Hungary were present. Lajos Kollár – chairman  said: “The KÉKSZALAG in itself is major sport performance!”

Covering a distance of 155 kms. to and from:

Balatonfüred – Kenese – Siofok – Tihany – Keszthely – Balatonfüred.

Between Balatonfüred and Zamárdi  7kms. starting line up to 600 boats.

Not only in absolute competition prizes will be distributed, but the fight with every boat in class ranking position.

The major said: Balatonfüred is the Northern capital of the Lake Balaton, which offers more than a dozen cultural programs, professional hospitality and eye-catching scenery with its wine hills around and hopefully, many Hungarians and foreigners will be interested to see the sailors race and also to get to know the landscape of Balatonfüred and all what is happening during the race.  Also added, if the weather condition will be as bright and the strength of the wind as to-day, then it will be a very tight race to come.

András Hotczhauser – secretary general said: The applications are still open … for locals and sailors from foreigner countries to join the race with any kind of sailing boats in the KÉKSZALAG except dinghies or multihulls under 25 sqm. of sail area. Also added: many may know that the KÉKSZALAG – „Blue Ribbon” is Europe’s longest distance and oldest lake passing around competition. Way back in 1934 anyone could enter and float off by any boat to be in the race. The goal or the real challenge was and even to-day goes for the sailors and their boats to beat time, to be first sailing around the lake within the race time of 48Hs.

To this day Austria and Sweden sailors already indicated their participation to the race. More foreigner competitors will be known as soon as the registration float in.

Joined the meeting was the most succesful Hungarian skipper by 11 wins in the KÉKSZALAG „Blue Ribbon’s” history, the helmsman Litkey Farkas sailing on his Lisa name boat. Litkey announced to have offered a prize which he named after his father to be Bence Litkey Cup.

Zsolt Király – sailed around nine times around the lake with a monohull ship and finished twice the second place. He is considered as the best sailor on the lake. Both said they are very much looking forward to a great sailors competition.

While the sailors will be working at their best to struggle against the challenges to complete the race, to be the first to cross the finish line, on the Tagore Promenade the audience may watch them rolling in.

Donation  received by the sponsors will be transferred to the charity foundation. Hungarian Hospice Foundation, where professional care aims in improving the patient’s quality of life, minimize pain and provide emotional support for the family. The LáriFári Foundation primary objective is to support children and their families, who have temporary difficulties in their lives, first of all, but not only for a disease but also to keep the affected families together and the Breast Cancer Association. At the press conference the director of Land Rover – Hungary offered one million HUF in supporting these  foundations  to support the needy.

The world-class competition promises a pleasant stay at Balatonfüred and most surely fulfill the audience and visitors with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Was said by the sailorman, if the weather condition will be as bright and the strength of the wind as to-day, it will be a very tight race to come.

All the side programs are free of charge.

Within the competition the organizers thought of all the visitors at the KÉKSZALAG  – „Blue Ribbon” race,  to stroll along all sorts of programs happening in one huge harbor … music, kids programs, crafts,  having a sip of VinCe Balaton wines and to join the gastronomic festival and many more activities

For those who have somehow missed to get acquainted with this international sailors race and pulls up their eyebrow and wonder why KÉKSZALAG – „Blue Ribbon blue”? Here’s what can be said about it in simply three words … have no idea! … but do know, it is one of the most popular sailing race in Hungary and known by many foreigners countries.

The organiser stuff arranged after the press meeting for the media representatives an unforgettable sailing boat tour to show what is it like sailing in the middle of the Hungarian Sea.  It was an awesome experience  floating in the gorgeous weather and with the summer breeze it surely made our day …  so no wonder the sailors all are addicted in cutting the waves.

Here is a wink into the previous update:

https://rollinginbudapest.com/2015/06/10/the-47th-blue-ribbon-race-start-off-thursday-july-2-2015-9-a-m-balatonfured-lake-balaton-hungary/

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter