The moment when a baby first sees the light of day is one that is eagerly awaited. The graceful stork carries the baby in its long red beak securely wrapped in a soft white cloth. And accompanying them both on their exciting journey into the world is a Grünhainichen Angel. Right from the very beginning the angel watches over this new addition to the human race, and it will always do so, even later when they are grown up. Personalized according to your wishes the Stork with Baby makes a very special gift for the birth of a child.
The laughter of happy children, a light summer melody performed by an Angel wearing Crown and a delicious cupcake carried by the Grünhainichen Angel holding a tulip herald the start of summer at
Wendt & Kühn. Our Gnome also starts the summer season ready for action, motivating us to tackle those projects, large and small, at home or in the garden.
The chirping of birds in the spring, the warm summer sun, the rustling of autumn leaves and the tingle of cold winter air on the skin. Every year is shaped by recurring events that retain the tried and tested, but also introduce new things. A new special exhibition at Wendt & Kühn World in Grünhainichen captures the atmosphere of the four seasons in a 360 degree view using a wealth of previously unseen private “snaps” and professional photographs, supported by figurines and documents from the company archives.
One name is inextricably linked with Wendt & Kühn: Olly Wendt (née Sommer). To mark her 125th birthday in 2021 we have produced a book in a limited edition of 1,920 copies. The number of copies corresponds to the year in which this talented designer started working at the Grünhainichen manufactory, five years after the foundation of Wendt & Kühn.
Through a series of individual episodes emerges an authentic portrait of this exceptional personality.
With our figurines and music boxes lovingly fashioned by hand, we form part of the artisan tradition of the Erzgebirge region. And with this tradition comes responsibility, as our most important raw material is timber. Our aim is to use this local raw material conscientiously and sparingly, and to preserve the natural beauty that surrounds us. At Wendt & Kühn we of course ensure to design our production processes sustainably and save resources. Find out more about sustainability at Wendt & Kühn.
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!”