September 2014 sees the start in St. Petersburg of the world tour of the exhibition “Handmade in Germany” – and naturally Wendt & Kühn will be there too. On display will be quality products and design objects, all hand-made in Germany. A vision to which we are fully committed ourselves. Since 1915 Wendt & Kühn has stood for the finest German craftsmanship at its very best. In addition to our Blossom Kinder and music boxes, the exhibition will also include the composition “Angel Mountain with Madonna”, with which Grete Wendt won international awards at the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris.
The exhibition shows the true value of premium quality, artistic integrity and masterful craftsmanship in this age of mass production.
Alongside Wendt & Kühn, another renowned German manufacturers will also be exhibiting their quality products. The traveling exhibition stops in various metropolises.
On our website you can follow the adventures of our figurines as they travel to Hong Kong, Taipei, Abu Dhabi, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto.
The touring exhibition was initiated and is supported by the Direktorenhaus in Berlin.
From May 20th to 23rd, 2018 the world tour "Handmade in Germany" stops in New York City. Located on the country’s East coast is the city secretly regarded as the capital city of the world, because the metropolis is one of the world's most important economic areas and trading centers, home to many international corporations and organizations such as the United Nations. In addition, it is the most populous city in the United States with over eight million inhabitants. The city, comprised of five distinct districts, is also a melting pot of cultures, because people from all over the world call the "Big Apple" home.
The chinese special administrative region Macao, lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong, hosted the world exhibition from April 22nd to 25th 2016. Macao is considered the largest international gambling paradise, especially because the metropolis, with its 600,000 inhabitants, is the only place in China where gambling is officially allowed. Almost 30 million visitors visit the city every year and try their luck at the clubs' gambling tables. In the Venetian Macao Complex - a luxury hotel in the heart of the city - the exhibits of the exposition found a worthy setting. Partner of the event was the “International Exposition of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ancient Art China”.
The exhibition was on display in Shanghai May 22-June 22, 2015. Shanghai is primarily considered to be the most important industrial site in the People’s Republic of China and is without a doubt one of the biggest and most majestic cities in all the world. Ideal conditions for the first stop on the Asian leg of the exhibition’s world tour. As is typical for so many cities on the Asian continent, Shanghai is also defined by its uniquely distinctive contrasts. On the one hand, futuristic skyscrapers dominate the skyline while, on the other, traditional buildings replete with pagoda roofs set charming accents – the relentless march of progress counterpoised by a long and resplendent cultural heritage.
From 20th February to 1st March 2015, the world tour came to Moscow. The Handmade in Germany exhibition opened at one of the city’s great national museums. The All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art is located in a former palace surrounded by a park. It is home to masterpieces of applied art from all over Russia and stages regular international exhibitions of the highest order. The collections range from painted miniatures, stained glass, textiles, metal and ceramics to graphics, book art and autographs. The museum also includes a renowned art history center with a large library and extensive archives.
The “Handmade in Germany” exhibition started its world tour on September 19, 2014 in St. Petersburg. In order to set an elegant scene for Wendt & Kühn’s works of art, the Grünhainichen company had specially designed presentation stands created: The figurines and music boxes are set atop a green platform rising from the midst of wood shavings. Focus is thereby drawn to the element from which they’re manually crafted because once they’re so richly painted, it can actually be hard to grasp their wooden origin. The shavings thereby creatively allude to the underlying natural material.