World Art Nouveau Day is now one of the official programs of the International Art Nouveau Organization of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network (RANN), to which the participating institutions have joined each year since 2017 along a central theme with their programs. This theme is the typography of Art Nouveau this year, the tenth anniversary year, which the Museum of Applied Arts is celebrating with a two-week festival this summer, the institution said in a statement.

The building of the Postal Savings Bank was designed by Ödön Lechner (Photo:

Cashier's Hall of the Postal Savings Bank (Source: FSZEK Budapest Collection)

The Royal Hungarian Institute of Geology (Budapest, XIV., 14 Stefánia road.) was built between 1896 and 1899 according to the plans of Ödön Lachner (Photo: Lechner all volume / Látóhatár Kiadó)

There are several city walks, such as the Exterior-Inside Art Nouveau - Villas, Palaces, Private Houses, which commemorates Zoltán Bálint, who was born 150 years ago in Bajza Street. You will also be able to see the Kőrössy Villa on the walk, several Art Nouveau buildings will be shown, and the walk will end at the Sonnenberg House. Along the way, there will be talk about the original customers, the designers and the residents, as it turns out what function these buildings have today. On the walk entitled Art Nouveau Zugló: Istvánmező a villanegyed, we can get a comprehensive picture of the diverse, turn-of-the-century architecture. 

On the walk you will also see the villa designed by architect Kálmán Albert Kőrössy for himself, which is located in the alley of Városliget (Photo: Museum of Applied Arts)

Organized by the Museum of Applied Arts, those interested can also start a workshop visit at the former Book Department of the Small School, where students could work with the gilding and printing forms of the workshop founded in 1909 by graphic artist Álmos Jaschik. A professional day will be organized by the Department of Applied Arts together with the Department of Art History of the Károli Gáspár Reformed University.

In the György Ráth villa (in our picture) those interested can get acquainted with the history of the Pikler villa in Buda (Photo: Both Balázs /

On the closing day, the museum's latest exhibition will be opened at the Ráth Villa, entitled A Little Vienna in Buda - by Josef Hoffmann: The Pikler Villa. All the programs of the festival are free, but it is worth registering for them in advance - according to the announcement of the Museum of Applied Arts.

Art Nouveau style dining room in the villa of György Ráth (Photo: Both Balázs /

The museum staff will also offer several guided tours during the festival. The villa of György Ráth and his wife can be visited by visitors from several points of view. Some furniture and furniture sets, some ceramic and glassware, and Art Nouveau chandeliers and lamps come to the fore, they write.

Source: Museum of Applied Arts 

Cover photo: The special building of Hungarian architecture, the building of the Museum of Applied Arts, was designed by Ödön Lechner (Photo: FSZEK Budapest Collection)