Herend Porcelain

Herend “Tree of Life” in the heart of Budapest

At the renewed József Nádor Square in Budapest, the work of art “Tree of Life” created by the Herend Porcelain Manufactory was inaugurated yesterday.

The Herend Porcelain Manufactory decorated the ornamental fountain “Tree of Life” with its own motifs. The 2.80 m high tree having fruits lighted from inside stands in a pool, where water is moved by foaming jets giving a unique, playful look to the work of art.

Péter Szentgyörgyvölgyi, Mayor of Budapest Downtown, said in his speech that the renewal of the square is a symbol of downtown people’s cooperation and attention to each other and their common success. After that he inaugurated the fountain “Tree of Life” placed in the northern part of the square together with Dr. Attila Simon, CEO of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory, and the representatives of apartment buildings around the square.

The representative Herend work of art is unique not only because of its size and technology but also of its painting as it is decorated with one of the most well-known Herend patterns, Rothschild. The pattern depicting a pair of birds is one of the oldest symbols of togetherness.

In addition to Veszprém, where there is a similar unpainted and another public work of art with Victoria pattern, this bravura work of art can be now admired at the renewed square in the heart of the Hungarian capital.

Thanks to Benjamin Bernát for the photos.

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