The owner of the biggest private Zsolnay collection of Budapest has had quite the career. Having obtained a degree as a production engineer and welding engineer, András Szabó left the public business sector to start his own journey.
He made use of his success in business by the acquisition and meticulous renovation of one of the true gems of the Avenue of City Park (Városligeti Fasor in Hungarian), the villa designed by Albert Kőrössy. This is where he brought to life the Kőrössy Szalon which was meant to introduce the different branches of art to the public as well as provide a venue for networking all the while enriching one of the largest private Zsolnay collections of Hungary.
The ResoArt Villa
In the second half of September 2023, the beautifully restored villa designed by Albert Kálmán Kőrössy will open to the public in the Városligeti fasor.
By the end of the 19th century, the area around the City Park became an elegant neighborhood where, besides factory owners, wholesale dealers and doctors, a number of successful artists and architects had their villas built for themselves. The private villa on the street front was designed by Albert Kálmán Kőrössy in 1899 where he moved in with his wife Dóra Paula Leóna Máriá Román (Rosenberg) in 1900.
The Zsolnay Collection
In the second half of September, 2023 Budapest’s biggest private Zsolnay collection opens its doors to the public!
Handled by the Resonator Cultural and Art Foundation, the Zsolnay collection involves almost 1000 pieces. The core of the collection is made up of artifacts produced in the Zsolnay factory in the period we call Historicism, starting from the middle of the 1870s lasting till the Millenium.
András Szabó, having made a name for himself in the business sector as a successful entrepreneur and founder and head of the Resonator group for the past over thirty years, founded the Resonator Cultural and Art Foundation in 2021. He created the foundation in order to show and conserve all the architectural beauty and products of visual and applied arts that he had created and collected throughout the previous decades as a private collector thanks to his success as an entrepreneur. The main task of the Resoart Foundation is the handling of the Zsolnay and visual arts collection, the organisation of professional exhibitions and events and the establishing of clubs and collector circles.