The joys of winter

Winter is finally here. This charming duo – the Girl with Sleigh and the Boy with Tree – are a sweet foretaste of what we can look forward to: the first toboggan run, long winter walks with snowball fights, building snowmen and drinks of hot chocolate afterwards. They are the perfect companions for this final season of the year and a stylish gift for winter children, young and old.

Addicted to Love

February 14th is Valentine’s Day. Whether newly in love or married forever, this is the day on which couples all over the world remember their love for one another. And the perfect occasion to let our Angel of Love be the spokesman. Making hearts beat faster, it delivers the great words that Ludwig van Beethoven wrote to his beloved: Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours. But how? A short romantic message can be inscribed on the base of the angel. Find out more on our “My Wendt & Kühn” page.

Magnificent decorative pieces

With its long flowing robe and golden wreath of flowers on its head, the Richly Painted Angel from Wendt & Kühn is both graceful and elegant. At an impressive 17 centimeters high, the angel creates a real focal point all year round – whether on a sideboard or a shelf. Add some sheet music or a book of music to create an arrangement. A violin bow complements the scene perfectly.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The famous Moon Family returned to our collection in May 2016 – looking just the same as when Olly Wendt designed them back in 1925. Now, more than 90 years on, Father Moon, Mother Sun and their four Star Children watch over young and old alike as they sleep. With their beaming faces they enchant all who see them, both by day and night, and make a heavenly gift to mark a birth, a christening or a birthday.

The art of craftsmanship

Wendt & Kühn has stood for fine German craftsmanship at its most beautiful since 1915. At Wendt & Kühn, the mastery and artistry of figurine manufacturing has been passed down from generation to generation. We draw on a wealth of original samples and designs in conscientiously developing them in contemporary interpretations.

Our Tip

When Angels go to sleep

During Advent and Christmas our Angels worked all hours. As an orchestra they played tune after tune, as Christmas tree decorations they made eyes shine, fastened to golden clips they added the finishing touch to gifts, and they decorated the festive table with style. So now these Angels need their well-deserved summer sleep. There are a couple of things you can do to ensure that they will look their very best next Advent. Choose somewhere for your Angels to sleep that is not too damp and is not subject to wide temperature fluctuations. Over time, moisture causes the paint to flake off and wide fluctuations in temperature can make the wood crack. Also, wrap each Angel individually, preferably in tissue paper. This will keep the moisture at bay.

The Slumber Vault has been specially designed for your Angel Musicians. Its 36 velour-lined compartments in different sizes will ensure your Angels sleep in peace. Even the Angel at Grand Piano is well protected. The Special Slumber Vault provides the perfect summer home for your Christmas Tree Angels, Angels on Comet Tails, Stars and Moons and Angels on Clips. A place where your Angels can rest until their next grand entrance

Insights into Wendt & Kühn

Fairy tale magic

Autumn and winter are the time for fairy tales. In 1929 Grete Wendt also felt inspired to create another fairy tale design. This group of figurines depicts the scene in which Red Riding Hood approaches grandmother’s bed. Take a close look at how beautifully the wolf in grandmother’s clothing is portrayed. And the intricately painted decoration on the bed is also astonishing.

We have put together a detailed series of photos showing how our Wolf in Four-Poster Bed is made using the finest craftsmanship. Prepare to be amazed!

Globetrotter photo campaign

Going on a journey…

…means there are stories to tell. After a whole year of globetrotting, our angel has much to report: from hot sand dunes, to windy coastlines and snow-capped peaks. Our Globetrotter has lived up to its name and visited more than 300 destinations on 6 continents. This has completely exceeded our expectations when we launched our appeal last summer. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who took part. (The winners of the prize draw have already been notified.)

As it would be too bad if all your submissions just disappeared into a photo album, we have decided to keep the picture gallery up and running and we look forward to receiving more of your Globetrotter holiday photos.

New special exhibition at Wendt & Kühn World

Commission accepted!

It was often everyday things that gave Grete Wendt the inspiration to create new figurines. Native meadow flowers or school children in front of the half-timbered house on Chemnitzer Straße. But she was also approached with numerous requests from outside. Companies, institutions and the state approached Grete Wendt to have the designer realize their ideas.

At Wendt & Kühn World in Grünhainichen, our special exhibition “Commission accepted! Special edition figurines for companies, institutions and specialist retailers” have on display selected commissions. Join us until 29 March 2020 every day from 10am to 5pm to follow our fascinating research.

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!”

Day Trip Tip

A magical day at the Wendt & Kühn World of Figures

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.