The recently revamped design of the Viennese Rose now merges several of its variations. The scattered rosebuds, the enlarged central or the speckled smaller rose blossoms triumph in their own right on individual items. The refreshed pastel hues further emphasise the coherence of the distinct motifs. The symbolism of the rose pattern has not lost any of its symbolism and its revival embodies the perpetuation of our cultural heritage.
Motifs of the Foret were inspired by the Rothschild, one of Herend’s best known decorative patterns. However, with the forest being its main theme, it represents various plants and birds in a unique twist.
Teeming with life of all kinds, it is mainly the densely growing trees that lend forests their function as habitats and refuges.
Thanks to the colourful and vivid compositions, one can almost feel the breeze of the forest and the caress of leaves, or hear the chorus of songbirds.
A sumptuous meal in the outdoors – wherever you are
New for 2013 is a minimalistic porcelain service that Vienna-based POLKA Products Designstudio has created for the Herend Porcelain Manufactory.
The design of the new service is pared-down, balanced and markedly elegant. Shapes were inspired by the latest trends in tableware, first and foremost making the set suitable for diverse functions.
Herend Jewellery Collection
Looking at the creations of Regina Kaintz we can sense how the materials and techniques of modern age can be used to reveal an abundance of treasures if they are applied by skilled and creative hands.
Year of the Dragon
The year of the dragon has come. In its feature about the Chinese New Year, the French issue of Vogue magazine also recommended a beautiful 24-carat gilded Herend porcelain dragon figurine as a festive gift.
The cryptex appeared in the story of “The Da Vinci Code”. This mechanical device constructed from Herend Porcelain and noble metals is a beautiful and rare ornament on the desktop of powerful, dynasty founder wealthy men. Within their cryptexes lies the paper-roll of the family tree inherited from father to son across centuries or the symbolic strategic documents of a company: the mission statement and corporate values.
The prestigious Herend Porcelain Manufactory is even today one of the icons of craftsmanship: its delicate, handpainted table sets became parts of fine dining in many corners of the world. The aristocracy always enjoyed selecting its own collection: several patterns were named after the most famous personalities of their age, such as Batthyány, Héderváry, Esterházy, Rothschild, Liechtenstein, and this year’s highlighted pattern, Apponyi, one of the most popular patterns of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory.
The ancient technique of porcelain-openwork origins from the Far East and is at least as old as porcelain making itself. This new collection from the Herend Porcelain Manufactory consists of bonbonnieres, bowls and vases, presenting the masterpieces of 21st Century craftsmanship.
The technique of openwork requires high-level professional skills and experience from the porcelain makers. Due to this special manufacturing method each delicate item is unique.
The rich, translucent, pastel painting of the intricate 'Four Seasons' décor conjures up the plant life of a flowery meadow.
Harebell. An attractive, delicate flower this time pretty found and widespread on porcelain.
The centre of the plate shows a motif in Chinese style: the Fleurs des Indes (Flowers of the Indies) motif of a peony surrounded by leaves. Round the edge of the well runs a garland of stylized leaves, broken periodically by gilded and incised rosettes. On the ledge there is a contoured pattern of a flower surrounded by six leaves, decorated with sparkling flecks of gold. The origin of the pattern is associated with Count Albert Apponyi, for whom this simplified version of Fleurs des Indes was first prepared. The Apponyi décor comes in orange colour variant.
This simple pattern consists of a decorative arrangement of bright strawberries. The central motif consists of finely painted, red-yellow strawberries on thin stalks, interspersed with greenish-yellow leaves. The ledge is covered by a finely drawn network formed of the fruit and leaf stalks, between lavishly gilded bands. The pattern gains an unforgettable interest from the way it contrasts geometrical precision with the pliancy of the natural world.
Modern style cups and saucers
The elegantly simple cups were created based on the idea of two famous British designers, David Queensberry and Martin Hunt, with a perfect combination of tradition and innovation.
The Empire style cups were enriched by the Herend painters with decorative gilding and painting, reflecting different moods.
Zoltán Orosz and Tamás Frei
The November event of our Café Evenings was surrounded by so far unprecedented interest. Our guests, Tamás Frei and Zoltán Orosz, have created an excellent atmosphere.
Eden Brand Shop at SkyCourt
Besides the world’s big cities we operate our own store network also in Hungary. The uniform image, services, quality and selection – that are usual for Herend – are present from 2011 also in the newest store at SkyCourt terminal, Ferenc Liszt Airport Budapest. The new brand shop was named after Eden, one of the most successful Herend décors of the recent times. Let’s meet under the cloud in Eden!
Made by hand
The magical Herend porcelain products have been made by hand for 185 years respecting our traditions and masters. From the first touch of the raw porcelain paste to the last stroke of the brush each process is made manually. The knowledge in our masters’ hands is the mystery and extra, from which every Herend porcelain product becomes a unique, unrepeatable, high quality Hungaricum. Thus, we create value and beauty!