Category Archives: Grassimesse

Tschechischer Kubismus im Alltag. Artěl 1908 – 1935

Although admittedly never quite as successful as the Wiener Werkstätte or Bauhaus, the designers and artists who organised themselves in the Artěl collective still played an important role in the development of the European arts and crafts movement in the … Continue reading

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Silber + Gold Pur. Ulla + Martin Kaufmann

On 27.11 the Museum for Applied Arts opens an exhibition dedicated to the work of the Hildesheim gold and silversmiths Ulla and Martin Kaufmann. Featuring some 170 works from the past 20 years the exhibition in the Pfeilerhalle beautifully demonstrates … Continue reading

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Grassimesse 2010: Hiawatha Seiffert, Sparkasse Leipzig Grassipreis Winner 2010

Born in Marburg, Hiawatha Seiffert initially trained as a metal worker and qualified as a  Meister in 2003. In 1999 Hiawatha helped form the culture group “Raum 2″ which brought him into contact with and gave him his first experience … Continue reading

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Grassimesse 2010: Stefan Strube

For Vienna Design Week 2010 Claesson Koivisto Rune created a wonderful collection of tableware produced from glass and silver. At Grassimesse 2010 Hannover based designer Stefan Strube presented a wonderful collection of concrete and silver drinking vessels. Moulded in plastic … Continue reading

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Grassimesse 2010: Beate Eismann, TOTAL Deutschland Grassipreis Winner 2010

Born and raised in Halle Beate Eismann studied jewellery design at Burg Giebichenstein under Dorothea Prühl. Motivated by the fact that goldsmithing has changed little over the centuries Beate Eismann trained in the use of CNC technology, and since 2007 … Continue reading

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Grassimesse 2010: Salon Elfi

One of the exhibitors that really made us smile at Grassimesse 2010 was Berlin design studio Salon Elfi. Their textile and wood products just radiating a delicious mix of childhood innocence and early 1950s confidence in the future. What more … Continue reading

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Grassimesse 2010: Pfeilerhalle

Now that the Grassimesse 2010 is finished, we finally have time to reflect a little on the weekend. Whereas the work of the exhibitors normally stands in the spotlight, the real highlight of the 2010 Grassimesse was without question the … Continue reading

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Grassimesse Grassipreis

In front of a packed house the 2010 Grassimesse Awards were presented in the Grassimusem Leipzig on Thursday evening. Interviews, information and detailed photos to follow …. but for now: 2010 Grassimesse Grassipreis : Winners The Carl and Anneliese Goerdeler-Stiftung … Continue reading

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Grassi Blog @ Grassimesse 2010 – Reclaiming “Like”

For the Grassimesse 2010 the Grassi Blog are organising an online photo album – a pictorial documentation of the fair, the exhibits and the exhibitors. In our modern world “Like” is something one does with a click on facebook button … Continue reading

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Grassimesse 2010

The mist shrouding Leipzig and the leaves rapidly turning can only mean one thing: The Grassimesse is fast approaching. First staged by the Leipzig Museum for Applied Arts in 1920 as a “quality trade fair” intended to contrast with the … Continue reading

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