The famous Moon Family returned to our collection in May – looking just the same as when Olly Wendt designed them back in 1925. Now, more than 90 years on, Father Moon, Mother Sun and their four Star Children watch over young and old alike as they sleep. With their beaming faces they enchant all who see them, both by day and night, and make a heavenly gift to mark a birth, a christening or a birthday.
“Give me your hand to dance in the May,” is what this cheerful boy seems to be asking his beloved. And she is only too happy to grant his request. And what a pretty pair they make as they twirl away under the green beaded arch to the sound of Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers”. Grete Wendt designed this melodic vision of spring in 1956, which makes this masterpiece of music and design one of the last music boxes to emerge from the pen of the great designer. A timeless composition that for almost 60 years has awakened feelings of spring in our eyes and ears. Perfect for those who have recently fallen in love, for newlyweds and for all those whose love feels as fresh as ever.
Dramatically eye-catching. Year in and year out, cherry blossoms rekindle awe and elation at the arrival of spring. And this Girl with Cherry Blossom has obviously taken all of her inspiration from nature’s beauty and bounty – each delicate pink blossom looking amazingly real. Combined with traditionally simple tableware and accompanied by other flower bearers, this Blossom Girl adds a charming lightheartedness to springtime gatherings of family and friends.
Nature is still hibernating. But glimpse behind the doors of the workshops in Grünhainichen and you will see that within the walls of our manufactory, spring has already arrived. You have spring-fresh children, heavenly messengers and a late premiere to look forward to. Curtain up for our new 2016 spring and May releases!
Birthdays are such special days. Loved ones come to visit, wishes are shared, laughter and merriment fills the air. When you’re looking to make someone’s big day all that much brighter and create a lasting memory for them, our Well-Wishers are just the right envoys! Why not make it even more personal by having your loved one’s name inscribed on the base of the figurine?
Did you know that Wendt & Kühn now grants individual wishes? It’s absolutely true when you have us add your own personal inscription to selected figurines. That’s what our “My Wendt & Kühn” offer is all about: High-quality unique pieces, never to be duplicated again in all the world. A distinctively personal way to say “thanks” 365 days of the year, extend birthday wishes or commemorate a baptism. From the very first day of school to the very last final examination, these Grünhainichen figurines are always delighted to take on the role of a personable well-wisher.
Wendt & Kühn has stood for fine German craftsmanship at its most beautiful since 1915. At Wendt & Kühn, the mastery and artistry of figurine manufacturing has been passed down from generation to generation. We draw on a wealth of original samples and designs in conscientiously developing them in contemporary interpretations and are very proud to be celebrating the 100th anniversary of our Grünhainichen workshops in this year.
Over the decades that they both worked, Grete Wendt and Olly Wendt, née Sommer, created thousands of drawings that to this day form the foundation of our manufactory’s collection. In addition to their sketches, designs and working drawings, both artists also sketched and drew for pleasure. Some 50 previously unseen watercolors, pencil sketches, and pen and ink drawings, including landscapes, portraits and studies of animals and costumes, are currently on display as part of the special “Insights” exhibition in the historic part of the World of Wendt & Kühn in Grünhainichen. We look forward to welcoming you!
The visible excitement on the children’s faces, their colorful goodie bags, the beaming parents: The first day of school is like no other, and one rarely forgotten. Why not commemorate it with a truly personal gift for your little protégé? The name of your first-grader plus the year can be added to either of our Schoolchildren according to your exact personal wishes. Thus creating an utterly unique piece to accompany your darling throughout their entire schooling – from very first day to ultimate diploma.
Welcome spring to your table. Our spring wreath with its four merry maids make this as easy as pie. As an eye-catching focal point placed in the center of the table it will bring springlike cheer to your home. Combined with white wax candles, traditionally simple tableware, linen napkins and handwritten name cards it creates a truly one-of-a-kind atmosphere. All ready for the next birthday celebrations, or cozy coffee and cake with friends and family!
While outside, nature is still in the middle of its winter sleep these two Blossom Kinder bring the bright colors of spring into your home. As harbingers of the new season, they carry before them fragrant early flowering blooms and announce nature’s re-awakening. The Boy with Snowflake is one of Wendt & Kühn’s oldest Blossom Kinder. This year for the first time he is joined by the Girl with Winter Aconite, a faithful continuation of the line of Blossom Kinder. Together they create joyful splashes of color and bring life to the winter white of February.
The international “Handmade in Germany” exhibition by German manufacturers will run for several years, starting from Berlin and travelling first to St. Petersburg, then on to Asia, America and the Middle East before returning to Europe again. You can find out more about Wendt & Kühn's world tour here.
Are you planning a day trip with friends, family or just for the two of you? How does a fun-filled day exploring a unique atmosphere and making lovely new discoveries sound to you? Then please come visit us at the Wendt & Kühn World of Figures. Wander through our magical world of Blossom Kinder and eleven dot angels and delight in the melodies ringing out from our many music boxes. We’re open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Create a little extra joy – even before they open your gift. Using a Clip Angel as a bearer of your good wishes makes it easy. Affixed to the ribbon of a lovingly wrapped present, these Grünhainichen Clip Angels® provide a full measure of added delight to crown your gift.
The prettiest decorations are those that tell a story – and those that recreate our big world in miniature, especially if they do it with a merry twinkle. The Marguerite Angels are just right for this. Set these little helpers into a scene befitting them and in which their accessories add the perfect touch. Like these bakers on a kitchen shelf. One angel rolls out the dough, the other decorates the finished cookies. And voilà – they’re already magically stored in the adjacent jar! The Marguerite Angels got their own inspirations from the little recipe book, which also gives them an unusual platform. With a few ideas and a little playfulness, imaginative decorations like these make great impressions.
It’s certainly no secret that the musical talents of our Grünhainichen Angels® are known around the world. But even offstage, they still sing to our hearts – as our Angel with Letter and Flowers. As an ambassador of the heart, this cherub makes a gift sure to delight any special loved one. And not just on birthdays or Christmas. Especially as a lovely little surprise in good as well as hard times, from a heartfelt apology to a sincere thank you. A figurine to let all those special people know: “I’m so glad you’re in my life!”