Press: General

9. February 2018

MEISSEN® at Ambiente 2018: Manufactory presents design innovations and versatile dining culture

This year the Meissen State Porcelain Manufactory is showing a wide selection of new designs, traditional craftsmanship and elegant dining culture at its newly conceived stand.

The centre of a fair stand almost 2,400 square feet in size overall is formed by four walls, each bearing 200 plaster moulds laid out in a square format that attracts the visitor’s gaze. In cooperation with Canadian design and production workshop “Bocci” a high-profile installation was realized, comprising 70 Series “28” light spheres radiating from a panel over 45 feet long. Read more »

31. January 2018

Pope Francis blesses model of Peter the Apostle in Meissen porcelain

Figurine presented in Vatican with Fondazione Pro Musica e Arte Sacra

The Meissen Manufactory was able to present the Holy Father, Pope Francis, with a model of Peter the Apostle in Meissen porcelain in the Vatican on 24 January as a token of its particular esteem for sacred art. Meissen’s Chief Executive Officer Georg Nussdorfer handed the figurine over during a private meeting. Read more »

22. September 2016

Chris Antemann: Forbidden Fruit at the Museum of Arts and Design New York

Starting today „Chris Antemann: Forbidden Fruit” can be seen at the Museum of Arts and Design New York until February 5, 2017. Read more »

19. September 2016

"Tradition and Innovation" - MEISSEN® Touring Exhibition in Japan

It was anticipated with excitement, and opened with great enthusiasm: a unique exhibition featuring works of MEISSEN PORCELAIN® exclusively for Takashimaya stores in Japan. The opening exhibition took place in Kyoto and was available to attend in Yokohama and Tokyo throughout September, as well as an exhibition in Osaka which concludes in March 2017. Read more »

15. September 2016

MEISSEN® VERNISSAGE presents Limited-Edition Art Works for 2017

Debut for new tableware sets

At this year’s Vernissage, MEISSEN® is currently showcasing its limited-edition art works for the coming year. A total of 54 works in the 2017 collection are on display, including magnificent vases, sculptures and table decorations spanning 300 years of manufacturing history. The artists have used a combination of this rich history as well as archive material to redevelop pieces with innovative new designs. Read more »

5. September 2016

Georg Nussdorfer rounds off the Executive at the Meissen Manufactory

Georg Nussdorfer will commence work as a second Managing Director at Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH on 12 September. Born near Salzburg, the 45-year-old Business Management graduate is a proven marketing and distribution expert with wide-ranging international experience. For 17 years Nussdorfer was active in Marketing, Product Management and Sales at Swarovski. Read more »

2. September 2016

X+Q Art unveils their grand collaboration piece with MEISSEN® in their return to M&O Paris 2016

X+Q Art made their international debut in Maison & Objet Paris 2015 last year, and on September 2, X+Q Art will strike again in this major design fair, occupying the first row location in Hall 7. X+Q Art will introduce their latest sculpture collection, their brand new “X+Q Artisan” line, and their collaboration piece with MEISSEN® Germany. Being the top lifestyle brand in China, X+Q strives to represent the ‘Made in China’ innovation and creativity on an international stage. Read more »

27. April 2016

Contemporary art from the manufactory Meissen® – Zhou Chunya works with Meissen® porcelain for the first time

Today, the manufactory Meissen and artist Zhou Chunya presented the results of their collaboration: unique works of art formed from Meissen Porcelain®. Zhou Chunya has been among the most well known and best-selling Chinese artists for several years now. He is currently a guest at our porcelain manufactory, where he creates murals, and directs the production of his world famous "Green Dog" figurines, formed from Meissen Porcelain®. Meissen painters working with him have been carefully decorating tea sets and vases with his wonderful flower motifs. Read more »

6. April 2016

U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson Visits Manufactory Meissen

On April 6, U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson visited the Porcelain Manufactory Meissen, together with his wife Kimberley Marteau, and Saxony Consul General Scott Riedmann.

As part of a tour led by General Manager Tillmann Blaschke, the visitors gained an insight into the processes taking place in each and every area of the manufactory: from historical treasures in the mould archives, to masterful porcelain painting and decorating. Read more »

5. November 2015

Harry Belafonte receives the HOPE Award made by MEISSEN® in Dresden

It was a touching moment as Harry Belafonte finally held the sculpture in his hands. His appearance at the Dresden Schauspielhaus on 31st October 2015 saw him receive countless standing ovations as he was honoured for his dedicated work against discrimination, war and oppression. Read more »