From February 20 to March 1, Moscow hosted an exhibitionGerman design Handmade in Germany 2015, where handmade products were presented by the best manufactories in Germany. We are ready to tell you about the most interesting exhibits of the exhibition Handmade in Germany was a real pleasure for those who love and appreciate the German design, and for those who have not been interested in this topic before. All the exhibits were created in the best manufactories in Germany, and many of the companies that presented the results of their work at the exhibition have a century-long history. Excellent design, the highest quality and uniqueness of manual production - all this we saw with our own eyes and are ready to share with you impressions and photos. Bonus: we asked well-known architects and designers and learned their opinion about Handmade in Germany 2015. The information partner of the exhibition is etk-fashion.com.
For those who are crazy about designer dishes, the exhibitionHandmade in Germany was supposed to be a real treasure! For example, the exhibition was attended by legendary unglazed porcelain from the workshop "Hering Berlin". These products combine elegance and strength (porcelain can be washed in dishwashers). Among the exhibits - and a magnificent handmade china from the manufactory of "Nymphenburg", founded in 1747. Each plate, each cup is created behind the potter's wheel by hand, and therefore all porcelain products are unique. Visitors of the exhibition were also pleased with ceramics from the manufactory "Hedwig Bolhagen", noble porcelain from the factory "Furstenberg", porcelain from the Berlin Royal Porcelain Manufactory. At the exhibition, the dishes createdMasters of the famous porcelain factory "Rosenthal". This factory was founded in 1879 privy councilor Filippom Rozentalem, and today these products is considered to be part of the cultural heritage of Germany. Exquisite shapes and high quality porcelain "Rosenthal" deserved many prestigious awards. Among the exhibits there were knives fromOne of the best manufacturers of kitchen knives in the world - the company "Nesmuk." Such sharp, strong, stylish knives are used by professional cooks on all continents! The guests were surprised by the vintage siphons for soda, restored in the workshop "Langlebig". These products are a real hymn to the classical bar art. In addition, Handmade in Germany was pleased with silverware from Koch & Bergfeld. Since 1829 from the hands of the jewelers of this workshop come out the true masterpieces of design.
Handmade toys - already quite familiarA thing for Russian reality. Perhaps because people of all nationalities tend to give their children all the best and best ... For example, stunning walkers, toy kitchens, doll houses made from environmentally friendly materials from the toy business of the master Norbert Vernoyer. Such toys are not only safe and pleasing to the eye, but also contribute to developing games. And, of course, each of them is unique! Also at the exhibition there were handmade figures from "Wendt & Kühn" (170 professional wood carvers are working in this workshop). Stand of decorative dolls from cloth from the manufactoryErna Maier attracted the attention of almost every visitor to Handmade in Germany. These unique toys are invented by the teacher of preschool education and are created since 1945. High quality and undeniable pedagogical value provide these pupae popularity to this day.
Lovers of sophisticated and stylish bathroom fittingsWas pleased with the exposition of the company "Decor Walter". These mirrors, soap dishes, lamps, diffusers for liquid soap and other accessories are examples of true German quality and attention to detail. The same can be said about the accessories and mixers "Dornbracht", which have an impeccable design and high aesthetic value. Special attention should be paid to the bath from Kaldewei presented at the exhibition. This company since 1918 produces baths, shower trays and hydromassage baths from the own made unique material - steel-enamel Kaldewei with a thickness of 3.5 mm. This thickness of the material, according to the manufacturer, is optimal and guarantees a special strength and durability. In support of this, the company provides a guarantee for all its bathtubs and pallets for 30 years. In addition, the baths of Kaldewei are distinguished by a stylish design that has earned more than a hundred different awards.
Agree, use a globe for lighting -Not the most trivial solution. Such a highlight in the interior is offered to make the masters of the company "Columbus", creating the perfect handmade globes. In addition to globes, Handmade in Germany was presented with unique lamps from "Holi Trinity", which allow to create a living space with the help of light, as well as reinterpreted modern interpretations of crystal chandeliers from Windfall and multi-beam Christmas stars from Hernhunter Sterne.
Furniture at the exhibition was not so much, but allShe was different in originality and, of course, she demonstrated high skill of performance. Visitors liked the stylish solutions for storage of bicycles in the apartment, offered by the design studio "Mikili". Surprised unusual chairs from wine barrels from Magnus Meves, comfortable furniture from the "Wilde & Spit" and a functional chest of drawers from the "Kettnaker" furniture workshop. Separate attention is deserved by the company "Line 58", which offers customers only one product - the system of fixing table tops. The product resembles a curiously curved line and allows you to turn any table tops into a table without nails and screws.
Decor and Accessories
Decor at the exhibition was given a lot of attention. There was also a legendary carpet weaving "Nim", created with the participation of the activist Marin Bensch, who in 1909 found a way to establish a cost-effective production of carpets in Germany. Pleased visitors stylish switches from the workshop Albrecht Jung, stunning eco-friendly carpets Object Carpet, illustrations of Martin Haacke, marked by many awards. In addition to glassware, the manufacturers of porcelain and ceramics offered a lot of vases, figurines and other decorative solutions for the home. You could see among the exquisites and ceramic vases Lutz Keneke, featuring an incredibly stylish and concise design.
At the exhibition, quite a lotAn interesting solution for decoration. Visitors to Handmade in Germany admired the incredible handmade ceramic tiles from Berlin's Golem workshop. Struck by fashionable wall coverings, created by individual order by the Ulrich Welter manufactory. Great interest was caused by innovative materials from the company "Hazenkopf", which have no analogues on the market. The high-quality and strong hand-made parquet from Meisner, which, incidentally, is one of the best woodworking enterprises in Germany, was not left without attention.
What designers and architects think about Handmade in Germany
On the first day of the exhibitionA grand opening, attended by many architects, designers, decorators. Ekaterina Savkina, designer, art director of the Fazenda TV program: - As any visual action, the exhibition for me started with a hanger. Or rather, from the queue in the wardrobe, in which dutifully stood gorgeous visitors. The museum simply was not ready for such an influx of those interested in German applied production. And there was a look at that: fantastic ceramics, toys, globe-lamps, gold and silver ornaments and immersed in a childhood fantasy chandelier with crystal butterflies. Designdirection.ru Anastasiya Topoeva, architect: - The opening of Handmade in Germany World Tour 2015 was held at the Museum of Decorative Arts, which I was lucky to be my guest. It was a beautiful chamber event, with music, a puppet show, a delicious wine. The atmosphere of reception promoted understanding of art of a daily life in an environment of the things made with love. Ptam2.ru Mito Melitonian, architect: - I left pretty quickly. It is clear that handmade is not necessarily what is done on the knee and handicraft. Such an exhibition should not look like a craft fair, but I thought I would see more applied things like crazy interesting shoes or creative clothes, ornaments, something that unexpectedly captures, with a special German flavor, and here everything is clean, fresh, neat , Is pedantic and very usual. Maybe this is exactly what they wanted to show. I liked it, but I'm not impressed. Melitonyan.com Remo Roentgen, director of Nya Nordiska: - The exhibition Handmade in Germany shows a high culture of German design - from design to execution and the smallest details of the product. I was pleasantly surprised by the choice of participants - there are no major manufacturers and such "brands with a capital letter", like Porsche or Siemens. You will see previously unknown "diamonds". The fact that in our time you can still discover something new is inspiring ... It is thanks to this that the Handmade in Germany project allows you to truly understand the highest culture of German manufacturers' products. For Russians, this should be comparable to the ballet or opera seen and heard in Berlin, Paris or New York. Nya.com Our view: - Handmade in Germany 2015 demonstrates the traditional German approach to the quality of handicrafts. It is interesting that in the age of high technologies and in-line production, the products of manufactories are not just in demand, but are particularly valued, since it allows to bring unique items to the interior with their own creation history. Photo: Ekaterina Boglevskaya