Kuznecov's heritage

JSC "M.S. Kuznecov's" Porcelain, faience and clay factory exhibition in International exhibition in Brussels, 1935.
Property of Riga Porcelain Museum of the Assocation of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council.

The Kuznecov Porcelain and Faience Factory in Riga was founded in 1841, and it was one of the largest factories in the city. The items produced at the Kuznecov factory were prized among the city residents, becoming an important part of cultural heritage in almost every family, throughout generations.

Taking into account the historically significant location of the shopping centre at the former Kuznecov Porcelain and Faience Factory site, we make sure that the industrial and historical heritage of this area is not lost. It is planned to integrate major parts of the Kuznecov factory that could be saved into the design of the building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, everyone will be able to experience the spirit of Kuznecov's porcelain factory - an “old city” area inspired by the old factory will be created by placing antique brick building reproductions within the shopping centre.

 
 
Items from dining set. M.S. Kuznecov's porcelain and faience factory, 1887.–1915.
Photo: Gvido Kajons. Property of Riga Porcelain Museum of the Assocation of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council.
 
Set of items for bathroom. M.S. Kuznecov's porcelaina and faience factory, 20th century 20s.
Photo: Indulis Leinerts. Property of Riga Porcelain Museum of the Assocation of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council.

 

 
Salesperson Alise Vilsone in a exhibition of JSC "M.S. Kuznecov's" Porcelain, faience and clay factory's shop in Riga, April 14, 1941.
Property of Riga Porcelain Museum of the Assocation of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council.
 
JSC "M.S. Kuznecov's" Porcelain, faience and clay factory's shop in Riga, Tērbatas street, 1933. – 1934.
Photo: N. Gamperts. Property of Riga Porcelain Museum of the Assocation of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council.