Tradition meets innovation: The creative spirit of the Erzgebirge
At the foot of the Schwartenberg in Neuhausen, his workshop creates artistic smoking men and Easter bunnies,that perfectly combine craftsmanship and contemporary design.
Diverse representation of traditional professions
In addition to classic motifs such as Santa Claus and the miner, Armin Braun also offers smoking men, which represent traditional professions such as cook, fireman and roofer. These hand-turned figures are painted with great attention to detail and embody the authenticity of Erzgebirge folk art.
Smoking men with character: The Olsen Gang
A particular specialty of the house are the smoking men, which bring to life cultural and historical figures. For example, the members of the Olsenbande, which are particularly popular with fans in East Germany. Each figure, whether it is Egon, Kjeld, Benny or Yvonne, is equipped with clothing true to the original, which is manufactured in a specialized doll factory. Even the safe of the fictitious company Franz Jäger is not missing!
Armin Braun meets the spirit of the times
With his creative approach to traditional folk art, Armin Braun appeals not only to lovers of the Erzgebirge tradition, but also a younger,modern target group. Innovative are, for example, smoking men, who smoke not from the mouth, but from a coffee cup. An example of the creative reorientation of this old art form.</p>
Our conclusion: Armin Braun- A master of Erzgebirge inventiveness
Armin Braun's smoking men are more than just decorative objects; they are small works of art, that reflect the fascination and versatility of Erzgebirge folk art. Let yourself be convinced by the originality and quality of this unique handicraft. This article aims, to highlight the diversity and creativity of Erzgebirge folk art by Armin Braun. With a mix of traditional and modern elements, the manufactory offers unique works of art, that impress in every way.