Wendt & Kühn – fine German craftsmanship since 1915
Wendt & Kühn has been producing figures and musical boxes with fine German craftsmanship for 100 years. The flower children and the angels with the legendary eleven white dots on their green wings in particular have conquered the hearts of people all over the world.
Ever since 1915, the year the company was founded, Wendt & Kühn has been based in Grünhainichen – a community on the edge of the Ore Mountains in Saxony. The historic walls of the manufactory preserve the company’s treasure: Approximately 3,000 traditional character designs and drawings by the company’s founder, Grete Wendt and her life companion Olly Wendt, née Sommer. Pattern-true production that perfectly matches the original drafts is paramount, but by the same token, so is creating a unique feature. Constantly interpreted for the times, it forms the basis for the current range.
Today just as 100 years ago, the figures are made with meticulous and time-consuming handicraft by 170 highly trained professionals, who bring their craft, artistic skills, and love to bear on the articles. In its third generation, the family company is today led by Claudia Baer, née Wendt, and Dr Florian Wendt.