Wendt & Kühn has stood for fine German craftsmanship in its most beautiful form since 1915. Company founder Grete Wendt (1887-1979) and designer Olly Wendt (1896-1991), both graduates of the Royal Saxon School of Applied Art in Dresden, created a wealth of unique wooden figurines and music boxes. To this day, the myriad sketches and designs still form the foundation of the product range, the brand and its success. The brightly colored figurines and music boxes from the traditional, family-run workshops of Wendt & Kühn are exclusive and contemporary. Today, the figurines are crafted meticulously by hand in the workshops in Grünhainichen, just as they have been for over 100 years. The Grünhainichen Angels® with their characteristic eleven white dots on their green wings have made the traditional brand of Wendt & Kühn famous throughout the world.
Richly Painted Angel, Large, with Violin (Red or Blue)
World premiere: These figurines have never been shown before. The Richly Painted Angel from Wendt & Kühn delicately stroke the strings of their violin. The use of transculent paint that makes the figurines so unique creates a sea of color which reflects the light in all directions. The form of the Angels was designed by the founder of the company Grete Wendt in April 1936, but the Angels have her creative design partner Olly Wendt (née Sommer) to thank for their exceptional coloration.
Angel with Balalaika
Grete Wendt designed her very first angel way back in 1923. Ever since, each delicate little green wing has been graced with eleven white dots - a trademark known around the world. This year the Angel with Balalaika has been awarded a permanent place in the large Grünhainichen Orchestra. The instrument played by this year´s new Angel Musician is best described as having just three strings and a triangular-shaped hollow body.
Owls are regarded as symbols of wisdom and prudence.
Olly Wendt was fascinated by them, and in July 1926 she designed five enigmatic night owls. Three of them are returning to the collection in May, true to her original designs. Each owl in the trio is individually designed with playful details that give them their charm.
Wendt & Kühn KG
Chemnitzer Str. 40
Phone: +49 37294 86188
Fax: +49 37294 86129
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