One good reason to celebrate this year is the release of the Gold Edition No 10, produced in our traditional workshops, as this brings us to a modest anniversary. We have put a great deal of thought into what is the tenth design in this range, and the result is a wonderful hand-crafted figurine. Holding a golden book open in its hands, the Reader encourages every viewer to think and dream. But what is it that is being read aloud? Is it fairy tales, poems or perhaps stories written by life itself? This is left entirely to our imagination. The book in the Reader’s hands is plated with 24-karat gold, as is the metal base on which the figurine stands. In a strictly limited edition, only 22,222 of these figurines are available to spread joy.
The Reader is also available on a grey base – not as a limited edition. But see for yourself.
Who is there who is not familiar with the chore of having to clean our house or apartment? The house cleaning, the small and somewhat larger repairs, and all the preparations required for a celebration – a seemingly endless succession of tasks. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you didn’t have to do them all yourself? This year three gnomes with their traditional red pointed hats returned to the collection, ready to carry out their secret mission with broom and bucket, with boot or with a roll of fabric. The perfect gift for a house warming, a wedding or simply as a decoration for your own home.
The grand design legacy of Wendt & Kühn includes numerous figurines depicting different nationalities and wearing regional costumes. The first four figurines were designed and made by the young student Grete Wendt and her father Albert, before the company was founded. They were a bride and groom, and a farmer and his wife, all wearing Weizacker regional dress. The focus on national dress and regional costumes provided particularly attractive opportunities for demonstrating design and painting skills. Some 90 exhibits, including numerous figurines and previously unseen design sketches, documents and photos from the private archives of Grete Wendt and Olly Wendt, née Sommer, are currently on display in the special exhibition “From Japan to Bavaria – figurines in national and regional dress” in the historic gallery of the Wendt & Kühn World in Grünhainichen. We look forward to welcoming you!
There are some once-in-a-lifetime events that are simply tailor-made for surprising a loved one with a distinctive gift. But it needs to be personal. From the heart. And enduring. Confirmation or coming-of-age are exactly those types of momentous occasions. Allow us to help you commemorate the special day with one of our figurines. Inscribed with a personal dedication. Celebrate their milestone with a treasure to accompany them all their days to come.
“My Wendt & Kühn” – memorable gifts for memorable people.
These splinter boxes are real gems. This much is apparent at first glance – and when you open them and take a second look, so to speak, you discover so much more. These painted wooden containers guard secrets, preserve memories and provide space for treasured possessions. Your first movie theater ticket, snapshots from photo booths and even kitsch holiday souvenirs that bring back so many happy memories. Small mementos we pick up and look at from time to time that conjure up memories. Some happy, some sad, but always quite personal to us.
This year for the first time, Wendt & Kühn entered the competition to win the title “Manufactory Product of the Year 2016”. And with success. At our first attempt, the figurines of the puristic “White Timbre” Edition secured third place on the podium. And even more pleasing, this group of figurines, which this year became a quartet of four musicians, received yet another award. This exceptional collection of figurines received the special prize in the “Design” category.
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.