This year’s first cultural exhibition of Herend was opened on Wednesday in the ceremonial dining room of the Károlyi Castle in Fehérvárcsurgó.
The Herend Porcelain Manufactory Ltd. continues its cultural mission in 2019. Accordingly, the first cultural exhibition in 2019 was opened in the ceremonial dining room of the beautiful Fejér County based castle with the participation of a large audience.
Due to the exclusive features of the venue, an enormous, rarely installed set table can be seen with gorgeous Herend tableware for 18 persons, all of them are different. We give you a small taste of the Manufactory’s unequalled form and décor variations based on our creed “Tradition and Innovation”. The Victoria pattern, well-known since the 1851 London Great Exhibition, can be seen at the exhibition as well as the pieces of product development and trendy novelties of recent years. The various patterns and sets on the vast table are completed with rare and special accessories from the dining culture, filling two showcases. Another specialty is that the table is covered with Geraldine Károlyi’s tablecloth, which was used at her wedding in 1881.
At the opening ceremony, Countess Angelica Károlyi welcomed the guests followed by Dr. Attila Simon, CEO of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory’s Ltd., who talked about the importance of cultural mission and the Manufactory’s secrets and values. The exhibition was opened by Kossuth Prize-winning opera singer Erika Miklósa speaking about her personal experiences and connections to Herend. Special feature of the opening ceremony was a Herend painting demonstration.
It was highly appreciated that Juraj Chmiel, Ambassador of the Czech Republic, Maria Fe T. Pangilinan, Ambassador of the Philippines and Kumar Tuhin, Ambassador of India honored us with their presence at the opening ceremony.
The exhibition is open until March 25 in the Károlyi Castle.