We are celebrating a silver jubilee: This is the 25th time that a Wendt & Kühn calendar will accompany friends of the manufactory into a new year. We are marking the occasion with a very special calendar angel carrying a silver-colored four-leaf-clover. This should bring luck to its owners for every one of the 365 days in 2022.
Although we hope there are still many more summery days to come, we are venturing a quick look ahead to autumn and Advent, which is even further away. For it is then that the Christmas tree angels from Wendt & Kühn provide the musical accompaniment to the Christmas spirit. This year the sounds of the saxophone, concertina, maracas and clarinet will come to the fore, as these are the instruments played by our new angels on celestial bodies, our suspended Grünhainichen Angel® and our Marguerite Angel. An angel with beautifully wrapped gifts on its knee also perches in the branches on a golden clip and observes the happy goings on. From October 2021 our small Santa Claus on Star will be looking forward to a reflective Advent, too. This year we have an additional surprise, which is the return of our Advent calendar that promises exquisite sweet treats.
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.
The book is available from October 4th, 2021 from your local retailer.
With September the days are getting markedly shorter. Following a glorious summer in the great outdoors, we are now entering the season for cozy indoor pursuits. As well as the golden days of autumn we can also expect some cold and rainy ones. And then the time of reading and playing games begins. A wealth of fairy tales is waiting to be read aloud once again - like “The Sterntaler” by the Brothers Grimm. With her red dress and apron full of stars that have fallen from the sky, our figurine the “Sterntaler Girl” recalls the heroine of this fairy tale. And when the covers of the book are finally closed, it is time to get out the matching jigsaw puzzle. A wonderful activity to do indoors in miserable autumnal weather.
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.
Are you looking for a gift that reflects the hobby of the recipient? Equipped with appropriate accessories, our angels accompany their owners everywhere: to the rehearsal room, the sewing studio or the kitchen. They always have with them their instruments, toys, cooking utensils or handiwork. There is something here for everyone.
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!”