Gusztáv Merényi's collection of porcelain coffee sets

Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), the institution of MMA is hosting an exhibition of the finest pieces of Gusztáv Merényi's collection of porcelain coffee sets between 21 June and 3 September. The display has been organised in conjunction with the grand-scale National Salon 2017 arts and design exhibition entitled All Around Us.
The collection chiefly features European porcelain manufactures, including world-famous names such as Augarten, Sèvres, Limoges, Wedgwood, Meissen, Fürstenberg, Rosenthal, Robj, Carlton, Shelley, Lenox and Noritake.
Many of the coffee cups and pots are the works of manufactures and legendary designers, including Josef Hoffmann, Walter Gropius, Victor Vasarely, Pavel Janák, Marcello Morandini, Matteo Thun, Dorothy Hafner, Gianni Versace, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Bjørn Wiinblad, Lutz Rabold and Dezső Ekler to name but the most famous ones.

The exhibition is presenting the utensils of the rite of coffee drinking from the past 200 years, showing styles such as Empire, Biedemeier, Historicism, Sezessionstil, Art Deco to contemporary. The curator is Mihály Medve.
July 20, 2017