Curiosities

Wendt & Kühn has been making hand-crafted treasures for 100 years. Always staying true to the grand design legacy and the artistic and creative work left to us by the founders of the company, Grete Wendt and Grete Kühn, and the designer Olly Wendt.

In the coming years we intend to select with great care, and at regular intervals, a number of genuine treasures – we have called them curiosities – from Wendt & Kühn’s great treasure trove of designs, which we will produce exclusively to order, one by one. These pieces require a very high degree of craftsmanship from the skilled craftsmen and women at our workshops.

A traditional figurine of particular beauty

The Miner

After more than 60 years, this strikingly handsome “curiosity” belonging to the legendary grand design legacy of our workshops has been brought back to life. It was designed by Grete Wendt before the company was even founded. At that time pairs of miners and large angels with candle holders were often placed in the windows of houses in mining communities. The impressive size of this traditional figurine in its smart black and green ceremonial uniform adds a touch of class to any decor.

For those personal treasures

Splinter boxes

To mark the company’s 100th anniversary, an almost forgotten product range was brought back to life: the Splinter Boxes. Intricately decorated by hand with floral scrolls and ornamentation, they are true to the original designs of the company founder Margarete Kühn. Exclusive one-off pieces you can use for storing personal treasures or simply as eye-catching decorative objects. Conceived for people with very special taste as regards their own personal living space.

In the very best light

Candelabras

In 2015, our candelabras marked the start of our remarkable “Curiosities” collection. Assembled from 132 individual parts, these exceptional decorative pieces are fashioned in our workshops in two different colorways and in both a standing and a hanging version. To complete these impressive compositions, they are artistically painted and decorated in bold colors. Every one unique.