Felicia Mülbaier wins Justus Brinckmann Award 2019

Our artist Felicia Mülbaier, whose works can also be currently seen in the Direktorenhaus, is the new winner of the Justus Brinkmann Award!

Until 1 December 2019, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) and the Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft are once again inviting to the MKG Art and Crafts Fair. The Justus Brinckmann Prize, endowed with 7,500 euros and awarded during the fair, went to our artist Felicia Mülbaier. We are happy with her and congratulate!


The Justus Brinckmann Prize, which is awarded each year at the Kunst und Handwerk trade fair, is aimed at promoting outstanding contemporary design and handicrafts that keep old techniques alive and at the same time provide impulses for new traditions. Widely perceived, this award is considered one of the most renowned for creative craftsmanship in Germany. Within the framework of the MKG, the main prize, endowed with € 7,500, and the promotional prize, endowed with € 2,500, are awarded in addition to the main prize. The candidates will be nominated separately by the trade fair jury.


This year’s winners were announced at the opening ceremony on 21 November 2019. The Justus Brinckmann Prize, endowed with 7,500 euros, goes to Felicia Mülbaier from Idar-Oberstein, the epicentre of gemstone art. She goes beyond the conventional boundaries of her profession and moves in an exciting ambivalence between the archaic and the forward-looking, according to the jury. Areen Hassan (*1994) will receive the Justus Brinckmann Award, endowed with 2,500 euros. “She convinced the jury with her cultural and craft concept,” says Caroline Schröder, Director of the Modern Collection at the MKG and curator of the MKG trade fair. In her handling of cultural patterns, the textile designer combines the highest craftsmanship and reacts to the complex situation in which she lives as a Palestinian in Nazareth, Israel.


In an active confrontation with the increasingly blurred boundaries between art, crafts and design, three expert panel discussions will take place on 24 November 2019 from 3 p.m. onwards. In the “Design Talks”, MKG Director Tulga Beyerle will discuss similarities and differences between the individual disciplines with Marie Filippa Janssen, Hendrike Farenholtz and Philipp Weber. Each of the creative and handcrafted discussion partners comes from a different starting point; all three are united by their love of handmade products.

Felicia Mülbaier in Direktorenhaus: www.direktorenhaus.com/en/artist/felicia-muelbaier