Pyrogranite Ceramics Zsolnay

Pyrogranite" refers to a range of ceramics developed by the Zsolnay company in the early 1880s. The name is a combination of 'pyro', which refers to the high temperature at which the products are burnt, and 'granite', which signifies durability. This hard material resists acids and sub-zero temperatures, which means that it can endure damp, cold, and the polluted city air. As a result, it is ideal for decorating buildings, roof tiling, and making ornamental objects to be displayed indoors or outdoors as well, or producing stoves and fireplaces.

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Zsolnay Pyrogranite Ceramics in Architecturee

A lot of buildings erected in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, typically built in art nouveau style, were decorated using Zsolnay ceramic products. To this day, they bear silent witness to the durability of pirogranite.

Zsolnay decorative pyrogranite ceramics was very popular among leading architecs of Austro-Hungary. Outstanding quality and ressistance of pyrogranite can be admired at Mathias Church in Budapest, the Parliament building, the Museum of Aplied Arts, the Geological Institute, Gellért Spa or the Post Palace in Pécs.

First stove made from Zsolnay pyrogranite were build in 1886 and since then Zsolanay fireplaces reflect tastes and needs of well-off burghers. Many of pyrogranite stoves from the turn of the century became antiques, now. However they still are fully functional and effectively decorate interiors. Because stoves and fireplaces are becoming popular again, Zsolnay Manufacture is concentrating on this production segment.

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Ceramic Wallpanels Zsolnay

Unique interior ceramic glazed wallpanels inspired by natural phenomena:

  • VALLETA - fort San Angleo in Malta     60x30, 45x30, 30x30, 15x30 cm
  • WYOMING - Devil's Tower 50x50 cm
  • MARMOLADA - snowy slopes in Italian Dolomites     60x60 cm
  • OMAN - desert sands in Oman  50x50 cm
  • ANCHOR - ancient temple complex in Cambodia   50x50 cm
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  • ankor
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