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.
It’s that time of year again! We have just published the latest edition of our eleven dot post. It is packed with fascinating background information and glimpses behind the scenes as well as new additions to our product range and input from fans and collectors. The title story for this edition is all about the work we put into maintaining color diversity based on experience that stretches back over decades and a refined artistic sense. This year, our English-speaking customers got the opportunity to read How the Angel Got His Eleven Dots in translation. Lovingly illustrated, it tells the story of the little shawm player and the trials and tribulations he must undergo before he can join the world-famous ensemble of the Grünhainichen Angels. We also take a look at what’s new in 2016. But why not see for yourself?
Exciting news for all those who don’t want to miss out on any of the latest tidings from Wendt & Kühn between issues of our eleven dot post magazine! We’re now also publishing the Wendt & Kühn newsletter in English. The German version already has more than 8000 email subscribers around the world reading topics ranging from the latest items added to the collection to fun tidbits about our Grünhainichen workshops to fantastic gift ideas for special days. We send out several digital newsletters throughout the year and we’ll now be able to also keep all our English-speaking readers fully in the loop. Never miss another Wendt & Kühn scoop again: Click here to subscribe!
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.