SORĠI Founder Anna Horvath is certainly not put off by challenges. In fact, she says that one of her main strengths as an entrepreneur is her knack for turning challenges into opportunities.
Not only does this come across in her design work, but it is exactly what she seeks to achieve with SORĠI – a sustainable business aimed towards giving construction waste a second life.
“It’s especially frustrating when your project tackles such worldwide issues like construction waste, protection of architectural heritage, and climate change in a country where space is limited and not too many people are trying”, Ms Horvath says.
“The pieces I create are made of construction waste, and as we know Malta is unfortunately still behind when it comes to sustainable development,” Ms Horvath points out.
It’s for this reason that SORĠI is also set on changing this mindset locally and internationally, especially now that Ms Horvath is pushing and promoting her idea on foreign soil.
Stumbling blocks have, admittedly, discouraged the Founder at times – particularly throughout 2021 – however, Ms Horvath’s burning passion and her steadfast belief that she can truly make the world a better (and prettier) place give her the resilience to push through.
The SORĠI Founder noted how the setbacks she’s faced have ultimately helped push her ”towards different directions, like developing [her] interior design projects and taking SORĠI to the international market.”
Ms Horvath also made reference to her upcoming “exciting exhibition in one of the world’s design capitals.”
What helps the most, however, according to the entrepreneur, is to be concept-driven, rather than product-driven.
“I find it more crucial to set a clear narrative for my businesses too,” Ms Horvath says.
“It still is (and always will be) a learning process that takes quite some time and energy. I think last year, the biggest learning curve for me was to have the courage to face all the unfamiliar areas I encountered, and, if needed, to accept being vulnerable enough to ask the right people for help,” she adds.
There is strength in understanding one’s weaknesses, and this is why Ms Horvath maintains a positive outlook for the upcoming year.
“Anything can happen” in 2023, she affirmed. And considering all the new and exciting projects Ms Horvath has in the pipeline, that certainly does not seem like a far-fetched forecast.
But it’s not all work for Ms Horvath either. In fact, she’s also planning on spending some time with family in Hungary and Switzerland.
“Having international projects in countries where you also have friends and family helps to make it a win-win situation”, she says.
“The foreign impulses also give me energy to continue the business locally,” Ms Horvath concluded.
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