Zittau: Genossenschaft des holzverarbeitenden Handwerks, 1963. Original document. Loose leaf. Folio. (1) 10 (1) leaves quarter cloth pamphlet, 16 cardboard plates with mounted photographs. Original gray cloth portfolio with gray lettering to paper label on cover. Laid in a typed one-page letter expressing thanks and appreciation, with aspirations for continued collaboration, to Klaus H. Kaufmann by the Genossenschaft, signed by two officials, for organizing and supervising the furniture show.
The pamphlet contains various contributions, including the closing words of SED Party Chair Walter Ulbricht on the tasks of the crafts in society, a review of the furniture show by the Sächsische Zeitung of November 1st, 1963, a letter of praise from Professor Rudi Högner to the Genossenschaft, excerpts from the magazines "Kultur im Heim" on design in crafts, the magazine "Möbel and Wohnraum (Furniture and Living Space)" on the furniture exhibition, and the Sächsische Nachrichten" from October 15th, 1963. The pamphlet concludes with four pages of entries from the guest book at the furniture exhibition.
The sixteen cardboard plates (9 1/4 x 11 3/4") with pasted down color (9) and b/w (7) photographs (6 1/2 x 8 3/4") showing furniture exhibited at the show. All photographs with gray, pasted down paper strips containing information on the furniture exhibited, the wood used and the designer's and craftsmen's names and their location.
The first plate features add-on furniture "Magdeburg" made from ash tree, designed by Professor Rudi Högner, Dresden, and executed by the carpenter K. Sommer, Zittau. Plates two and three are b/w photographs with partial views of the "Kleine Möbelmesse" (Little Furniture Show), plate four shows add-on furniture "Dessau" in color, made of teak wood with white two-component varnish, designed and executed by the carpenter W. Berndt, Großschönau, and plates five and six show add-on furniture with sideboard "Dessau" in color, also by W. Berndt, Großschönau. The b/w photograph with add-on furniture "Rostock" on plate seven again designed by Högner and executed by the carpenter K. Sommer. Plate eight with a b/w photograph of add-on furniture "Stendal" designed by Högner and executed by W. Berndt. Plate nine features a single chest of drawers in color, teak wood with two-component varnish designed and executed by W. Berndt. Plate 10 in color with the seating suite "Stockholm," Iroko-teak, designed by Klaus H. Kaufmann, Radebeul, and executed by the carpenter O. Pramor, Zittau, and the wallpaper master H. Matthäi, Oberoderwitz. Plate eleven shows the seating suite "Kopenhagen" in color, designed and executed as in plate ten. Plate twelve shows an easy to assemble Avodiré shelf in b/w designed by Klaus H. Kaufmann, executed by W. Berndt. Plate thirteen with a color photograph of an assembled furniture set from larch wood designed and executed by the carpenters W. and G. Paul, Großschönau. Plate fourteen a nursery made of birch designed by the German Architecture Academy and executed by the furniture shop Barth, Zittau, and the carpenter H. Altmann, Leutersdorf. Plate fifteen a furniture combination for executive and secretary build with Sapeli and aluminum, designed by the architect Klaus H. Kaufmann and executed by the carpenters W. and A. Grunewald, Großschönau, and plate 16 in b/w features the furniture combination "Tokio" for executive and secretary with armchair built form Sapeli and aluminum designed by Klaus H. Kaufmann and executed by the carpenters A. Wagner, Spitzkunnersdorf and O. Pramor, the metalworker Haack, Karl-Marx-Stadt, and the wallpaper master H. Matthäi.
Binding with some foxing along edges, rubbed with minor wear along edges. Letter with horizontal crease at middle and minor creasing at top. Plates with light age-toning along edges. Binding in overall good, letter in very good, pamphlet and photographs in fine condition. g to fine. Item #44969