Large crib set hand turned
Purism creates poetry
The expressive Christmas crib, made of high-quality domestic spruce wood, perfectly reflects the purist material and design concept of the manufactory Björn Köhler. Selected in the material, precise in the design and excellent in the craftsmanship, the nativity scene has at the same time a natural grace, which in this larger version also sets a Christmas atmospheric accent in widely designed rooms.
The poetry of the essential
In Eppendorf near Seiffen lives and works master turner Björn Köhler. He has made it his mission to combine craftsmanship with contemporary design. His choice of motifs is based on Erzgebirge traditions, but his figures are extremely puristic and at the same time extraordinarily expressive design.
As an artisan of the Erzgebirge, Köhler treats the material wood in his manufactory as it deserves: with respect and a sense of form. Already the selection of the woods testifies to expertise and care, for example, the natural growth and the slow drying of the wood play a decisive role. The production is mainly done by hand, the gauges (holding devices for forms that cannot be held by hand on the lathe) are made individually for each form in order to be able to work true to the pattern and cleanly. The surface treatment is carefully adjusted to the strength and density of the respective wood. It is repeatedly sanded and "polished" by hand in order to adequately bring out the natural grain and achieve a velvety feel that is pleasant to the touch. In every detail, Köhler and his team pay attention to precision, even the fit of grain and dimension is precisely aligned.
Erzgebirge folk art. Seiffen
The fact that a famous wood art developed in the originally densely forested Erzgebirge mountains cannot be explained by the availability of the material alone. As a branch of industry, handicrafts gained all the more importance as the local mining industry rapidly lost resources and profitability. The Erzgebirge folk art slipped into this gap, which the mining industry - no less than Christmas - still shaped with numerous motifs. A center of wood art developed around Seiffen, where one of the first specialized trade schools was founded in 1853 to promote handicrafts. In the so-called Spielzeugwinkel make to this day small and large craft enterprises the classics of Erzgebirge folk art: from hoop animal and smoking man over miner figure and nutcracker to Schwibbogen and wing pyramid.
This product is an example of genuine handicraft; therefore, minor deviations in size and colour may occur.
Article Number 208588
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