Giving wings
to our dreams

The Dreamer, our new Gold Edition No 13, truly is a perfect dream. Accompanied by a little butterfly, it invites us to dream and encourages us to give our imaginations free rein. A wonderful gift for small people with big dreams, and for grown-ups who do not want to forget how to dream. And of course for all butterfly lovers, too, who are encouraged by this cheerful and carefree master of metamorphosis not to take life too seriously.

“May brings change”

Is a well-known saying in Germany. It sums up our longing for the warming rays of the sun, the blossoming of nature and our many very personal hopes for the months that lie ahead. Rarely have we experienced the desire for new things to be joyful about as in this year. And now you have an angel with umbrella and charm, another crown-wearing angel and a masterpiece in green to look forward to.

Our new additions are all available from Wendt & Kühn’s own stores in Seiffen and Grünhainichen and from your specialist retailer.

Princess style

The Knitting Matron with the illustrious name, “Princess”, returns to the collection in May 2020. Her bright yellow dress is painted with translucent paint, giving it a real complexity of color. The striking ruff around the neck of this fine lady demands the finest craftsmanship. A high degree of work truly worthy of a princess. The unique design and form of this Knitting Matron makes an enduring impression, and not only on fans of fine knitwear.

To mark an anniversary

100 years have passed since Olly Sommer, later Wendt, arrived at the Wendt & Kühn workshops and matured into a highly talented designer. We are celebrating the anniversary of her joining the company with a reissue of a very special Olly Wendt design that she created in February 1925: The angel holding a golden heart and flower, whose petals can be used to hold a candle.

Courageous explorers

With their friendly demeanor and charming nature, this trio from Wendt & Kühn is perfect for all lovers of owls. And a wonderful gift for brilliant minds and bold operators, small eggheads and courageous explorers, too. As prudent counsellors in all situations, a source of wisdom in the workplace and with keen insight that will last forever.

105 Years of Wendt & Kühn

The Birthday Messenger

105 years of Wendt & Kühn is a worthy occasion for our really special birthday messenger: the Anniversary Angel 2020 with Spruce and Star. In one hand it holds a staff topped with a shimmering gold star that offers comfort and encouragement. With its other hand it protects a tiny tree, modelled on the spruce from the Wendt & Kühn logo. Each figurine will be identified with a special label on the underside of its base (with no limit to the numbers produced). This angel will be made exclusively during 2020.

The Anniversary Angel will go on sale at Wendt & Kühn’s own stores in Seiffen and Grünhainichen on August 22, 2020. Our authorized retailers will be selling it from August 24, 2020.

Cheeky little penguins

Masterpieces
of figurative craftsmanship

From now on, three penguins will be making their grand entrance and joining the Wendt & Kühn collection. Olly Wendt, née Sommer’s, imaginative design for these cheerful little penguins brings these ever popular Antarctic dwellers to life as cheeky animal figurines who will waddle straight into the hearts of their fans on their large yellow feet. The really distinctive feature of the large and medium-sized penguins is their rotating head. There are also interesting parallels with the owls in our collection, in terms of the artistic interpretation of their plumage, which uses translucent paint to make their feathers look soft and fluffy. Exactly modelled on nature. 

New special exhibition

Talent – Fate –
A life’s work

Olly Wendt, née Sommer, started working as a designer at Wendt & Kühn in 1920, exactly one hundred years ago. The new special exhibition “Talent – Fate – A life’s work.” on display at the headquarters of the manufactory in Grünhainichen is dedicated to her life’s work. Numerous figurines, sketches, photographs and previously unseen documents, as well as artefacts from her daily life, offer insights into the personal life of a woman who worked side by side in creative competition with company founder Grete Wendt.

This special exhibition can be viewed daily from 10am to 5pm, with special measures in place in light of current circumstances. We regret there are no guided tours at the moment. Curator Marlis Rokitta has this to say: “Right now we can all do with the encouragement this woman gives us. Through painful times and long periods of anxious waiting she retained her optimism and strength of will, she focused on her work and she maintained her kind-heartedness at all times.” Click here for the full interview.

Gift idea

For matters of the heart

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!”