It is that time of year again! We have put together for you a new edition of the eleven dot post magazine. In the 12th edition you can going on a journey into the fabulous world of owls and our Globetrotter takes you on an entertaining tour and to a time when Grete and Olly Wendt went on travels of their own.
If you haven’t discovered our customer magazine before, simply follow the link to request a subscription and you will receive the print edition of the eleven dot post once a year free of charge.
Travel stands for a spirit of adventure and discovery, it opens our eyes and teaches us tolerance. Whether you are travelling near or far, to exotic lands or to find yourself. The new Gold Edition from Wendt & Kühn, the Globetrotter, aims to discover the world – accompanied by you! Simply photograph your Globetrotter in well-known locations or in front of tourist attractions around the globe and upload your picture directly to our website by 01 August 2019.
As a thank-you we will enter all participants into a prize draw to win one of ten examples of the next Gold Edition. Want to know more? You will find all the details here.
For several years now knitting has gained more and more followers as a popular leisure activity. But why are so many people so passionate about a ball of yarn? Knitting is entertaining. Knitting is also relaxing – for both women and men. For knitting is not about speed, it is all about the process itself. Stitch by stitch the unique hand-made article grows. Knitting needles clicked industriously in the 1930s, too. This was when the founder of the company, Grete Wendt, designed “functional” figurines to keep yarn safe, prevent it from getting in a tangle and protect it from playful cats: the Knitting Ladies. Today, as in the past, the unique shape of these Knitting Ladies and their detailed accessories leave a very strong impression. And not only on fans of fine knitwear.
When you see owls meeting up with penguins, the “Sterntaler Girl” hanging out with Cinderella, and little Tom Thumb bumping into Puss in Boots, you know that fairy tale magic has come to Wendt & Kühn. Our special exhibition “In the realm of the imagination – figurines depicting fairy tales, animals and children” presents a selection of them at
Wendt & Kühn World in Grünhainichen – together with rare drawings and old children’s books. Experience this animal and fairy tale magic every day from 10am to 5pm. We look forward to welcoming you!
In May 2018 a masterly trio of owls joined our collection. They are a reissue of figurines that first appeared in the company catalog for 1930. No other group of figurines from Wendt & Kühn combines perfection of form and color as impressively as these owls. The way they are painted is quite unique and makes them true masterpieces of figurative craftsmanship. An exclusive video shows the painstaking work that goes into their production and how the unique paint effects are achieved. You will be amazed!
Days are gradually getting shorter, birds are making their way south and leaves on the trees delight us with their magnificent display of color – fall in all its beauty has arrived. And Wendt & Kühn’s children with lanterns are an integral part of this atmospheric time of year. They carry their colorful lanterns with pride. Arranged on a bureau or sideboard they bring a warm and festive atmosphere to any room.
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!”
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.