German manufactories enjoy an international reputation. Whether porcelain, watches, organs or writing utensils — the craftsmanship has its origin in the traditional handicraft training in Central Europe, which belongs to the immaterial cultural heritage. However, in the 21st century, the fundamental processes of change in digitalisation and globalisation are clearly perceptible for every individual. Manufactories also have to reinvent themselves in view of the world market: They are focusing on future technologies and trying to combine the vision of a “Manufactory 4.0” with the classical self-image of the workshops. This results in globally networking companies that are oriented towards the human dimension and are committed to sustainability in their production.
Handmade in Germany gives an insight into the practice and future visions of the most important German manufactories.
The book „Handmade in Germany. Manufactory 4.0“ portrays:
Kebe Living, Neue Mazerate, Feinbrennerei Simons, Brennerei Schnitzer, Organic Distillery, Dr. Jaglas, Doktorenhof, Jens Rittmeyer, Schloss Wackerbarth, Raumland, BRLO, Hoffmann Metallgefäße, Schmiede Münks, Dresdner Gartenhaus, Kupfermanufaktur Weyersberg, Benzinger, Uhrenunikate Philippe Wurtz, Ganglof Ulbricht, Nadine Werner, Pendelmarionetten, Urban Tarrazzo, Aceteam, Ruff Cycles, zeitguised, Timo Wuchner, Ursula Wagner, Sascha Peeters, Schotten und Hansen, Hasenkopf, Gipsformerei Berlin, Schuke Orgelbau, Steingräber Bayreuth, COR, Thonet Isle of Dogs, Anna von Mangold, Catharina Mende, Anta, Avantgarde Acoustic, Clearaudio, Buben & Zörweg, Leica, Urban Motors, A Lange & Söhne, Faber-Castell, Hering Berlin, Fürstenberg Nymphenburg, KPM, Theresienthal, Meissen, Robbe & Berking, Koch & Bergfeld, Güde, ODEEH, aeyde, Korbinian Ludwig Heß, Frank Leder, Fiona Bennett, UNDGRETEL, Gottseidank, Berlepsch, Werkstatt München, Renesim, Tsatsas.