The Manufactum Staatspreis Nordrhein-Westfalen exhibition at the MAKK in Cologne is entering its final week. Until August 13, visitors will have the opportunity to see the exhibition of all nominated works.
North Rhine-Westphalia: State Prize awarded to Manufactum
The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia has awarded the Manufactum State Prize for Applied Art and Design in Crafts. The prize is worth a total of 60,000 euros and is awarded every two years. This year, awards were presented in six categories: Visual and Print Media, Clothing and Textile, Furniture, Sculpture, Object and Jewelry.
The award winners are:
Visual and print media: Saurabh Narang and Anastasiia Reshetnyk from Gummersbach, Germany.
Clothing and textiles: Irina Kolesnikova from Leverkusen
Furniture: Susanne Beyer from Cologne
Sculpture: Hans Leo Simons from Alsdorf
Object: Wilfried Grootens from Kleve
Jewelry: Heike Schirmer from Wassenberg
The work of the award winners is diverse and impressive. They show that the crafts in North Rhine-Westphalia are of a high standard. The award winners are role models for other craftsmen and show that creativity and innovation can be combined in craftsmanship.
The Manufactum State Prize is an important award for the skilled crafts sector in North Rhine-Westphalia. It promotes the development of crafts and shows that crafts play an important role in society.
The award ceremony took place in Cologne on May 27, 2023. Minister President Hendrik Wüst and Economics Minister Mona Neubaur presented the prizes to the winners. The Manufactum exhibition is a must-see for anyone interested in design, sustainability and high-quality products. Visitors have the opportunity to see the exhibition at the MAKK until August 13.
Here is some more information about the exhibition:
The exhibition will take place at the MAKK in Cologne.
Opening hours are daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
Admission is 12 euros for adults, 8 euros for concessions and 4 euros for children and young people.
There is a guided tour of the exhibition every day at 2 pm.
I hope you have the opportunity to visit the exhibition.
The Museum of Applied Art in Cologne: A Treasure Chest of Design History
The Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Cologne, also known as MAKK, is a fascinating place dedicated to the presentation and preservation of applied art and design. With an impressive collection of over 100,000 objects from different eras and cultures, the MAKK offers its visitors a deep insight into the history of design and craftsmanship.
Founded in 1888, the museum is one of the oldest of its kind in Germany. Originally conceived as a teaching collection for arts and crafts schools, it has undergone a multifaceted development over the years and is now a leading center for applied arts in Europe. The history of the MAKK is reflected in its architecture, which is a successful blend of historical elegance and modern design.
The museum's collection is divided into various sections that highlight the diversity and cultural significance of the exhibits. Significant sections include, for example, furniture and interior design, ceramics and porcelain, textiles and fashion, jewelry and metal art, and graphic arts and prints. This comprehensive display allows visitors to explore the evolution of design over the centuries and understand the connection between art and everyday objects.
Particularly noteworthy is the MAKK's extensive collection of furniture and interior design. Both masterpieces of old craftsmanship and groundbreaking modern designs are represented here. From opulent baroque furniture to minimalist steel constructions, visitors can experience the stylistic evolution of the furniture world and admire the craftsmanship of past eras.
Particularly noteworthy is the MAKK's extensive collection of furniture and interior design. Both masterpieces of old craftsmanship and groundbreaking modern designs are represented here. From opulent baroque furniture to minimalist steel constructions, visitors can experience the stylistic evolution of the furniture world and admire the craftsmanship of bygone eras.
Another highlight of the museum is the extensive jewelry collection, which includes precious pieces from different cultures and times. From ornate antique bangles to modern designer pieces, everything is represented here. This exhibition provides insights into the cultural significance of jewelry and shows how it has served as both a status symbol and a means of artistic expression throughout history.
The MAKK organizes regularly changing special exhibitions on various topics that arouse the interest and curiosity of visitors. These temporary exhibitions offer a fresh look at contemporary design trends or delve into specific aspects of the museum's collection.
The Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Cologne is more than just a place to admire exquisite works of art. It is a vibrant center for cultural exchange and creative inspiration. Workshops, lectures and events bring together artists, designers and art lovers and promote dialogue about the importance of design in our everyday lives and society.
Overall, the Museum of Applied Arts in Cologne offers its visitors an unforgettable journey through the history of design and craftsmanship. The impressive collection, the varied special exhibitions and the commitment to cultural education make the MAKK an indispensable destination for anyone interested in applied art and design.
Manufactum States Prize of Northrhine-Wetsphalia
May 27 – August 13, 2023
MAKK, Museum of Aplied Arts Cologne, Germany
MAK Museum für Angewandte Kunst
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