AHA is an emerging design studio based on storytelling, sustainability, and joy.
The narratives are expressed in form of exhibition design (Identity Design, Cromwell Place), set design (Ziguzajg), retail experience (Te fit-Tazza Showroom) and furniture collections (Collezione L!Puff).
Understanding the environmental damage that has been done to our planet, we fight for sustainability and a circular economy of the construction industry. We design and produce furniture made of sustainable materials, including our latest body of work: SORĠI, an outdoor furniture collection recycling construction waste for Malta’s public spaces.
Play is a crucial part of AHA’s design methodology leading to joyful colours, shapes and design solutions. In contrast to the playful approach, there is often a hidden social, cultural, environmental or political commentary embedded in our objects.
The studio is Malta based where the designs merit inspiration from local aesthetics and craftsmanship with numerous international projects, sales and collaborations.
I am Anna Horvath, a Hungarian-born narrative designer and architect, the founder of AHA. As I was always passionate about storytelling, I graduated with an MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London. An architecture degree provides a solid foundation for my spatial design projects.
I have participated in numerous design and architecture projects from small to large scale structures in London, Berlin, Lisbon, Budapest, and Malta. My portfolio includes projects like the permanent exhibition at the prestigious Jewish Museum in Berlin, furniture design for a favela in Rio de Janeiro, or a pop-up store for Hermes Petit h collection in Lisbon.
My first furniture collection: Collezione L!Puff has been launched during the Paris Design Week and my second collection: SORĠI have been selected to represent Malta at ECO Solidarity at CLOSEUP 2021, a two-day trade event presented by International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and WantedDesign Manhattan.