Hanns Peter Krafft decorative sheep pair Germany 1980s

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Very decorative pair of sheep designed by Hanns Peter Krafft and manufactured by Meier, Germany 1982. These life-sized sheep show a clear inspiration drawn from Francois Xavier Lalanne’s iconic designs of the 1960s. Featuring beautiful craftsmanship, they have blond beech wooden feet and noses with plastic eyes in brown and black hues. The ears are made from cognac leather. The hooves show a nice, shaped form. The fur is made of authentic wool sheepskin complete with a matching wool tail. These sheep are in original condition with authentic patina.

 

Kindly note that the price is for the pair of 2 sheep.

 

Hanns-Peter Krafft, born in 1948, has been working exclusively for only one enterprise and for his project Meier Germany. The target of this cooperation is the realization of the idea of developing an individual enterprise with a sophisticated profile: one man, one personality, one company. As art director Krafft is solely responsible for the design of the complete range of Meier products and all services, for the overall appearance of the corporate identity of Meier Germany for forty years. A concise ecological imperative is the basis for all activities: “Develop a product people want to keep for the rest of their lives!“

 

The history of the company starts in 1948 in the post-war era with Hermann Meier, a craftsman in the very literal meaning of the word. Up to the year 1970 he managed to manufacture and sell rocking horses with the help of his skills alone, almost without the use of any machines, so that his family could live on it. The ‘Gäules-Meier’ from ‘upper Zabergäu’ develops into a name that is also known on the Toy Fair in Nuremberg.

 

Deeply impressed by his father’s hard work, the son Horst Meier initially turns to another branch of business. He becomes a car mechanic and earns his money in industry. Only a few years later he discovers the opportunities and freedom an enterprise brings about and in 1970 he takes over his father’s company. The following years are determined by the search for enlargement of the assortment and the development of a second pillar. This search is finally successful when the cooperation Krafft-Meier is created. The teacher of arts Hanns-Peter Krafft learns from Horst Meier techniques of the handicraft and the enterprise learns from Krafft everything about product development and design.

Designer: Hanns Peter Krafft
Type: Sheep
Manufacturer: Meier
Year: 1982
Country: Germany
Materials: Beech, wool, leather
Condition: Good, original
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Item nr: VPF23DE02

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 350
Outside Europe: € 600 - 900

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