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Danner Prize 2020. 100 Years of Support to Bavaria's Outstanding Arts and Crafts by the Danner Foundation

Published: 17.02.2021
Danner Prize 2020. 100 Years of Support to Bavaria's Outstanding Arts and Crafts by the Danner Foundation.
Danner-Stiftung
Text by:
Isolde Bazlen, Wolfgang Lösche, Angelika Nollert, Sabine Tröger
Edited by:
Arnoldsche Art Publishers
Edited at:
Stuttgart
Edited on:
2021
Technical data:
344 pages; Hardcover; 170 ilustrations; English and German; 17.2 x 24.6 cm
ISBN / ISSN:
978-3-89790-599-3
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Bettina Dittlmann. Brooch: Wohin, 2019. Iron, solder, enamel, garnets, pyrite, neodymium magnetic disk.. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Awarded at: Danner Prize 2020. Bettina Dittlmann
Brooch: Wohin, 2019
Iron, solder, enamel, garnets, pyrite, neodymium magnetic disk.
Photo by: Eva Jünger
Awarded at: Danner Prize 2020
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Intro
In 2020, the Danner Prize was awarded to outstanding artists from Bavaria for the thirteenth time. The 100th anniversary of the eponymous foundation's establishment is now cause to present an extensive exhibition at the Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum in Munich. Moreover, a sumptuous publication is being released, providing a stylish stage for these distinguished works.
Founded in Munich in 1920, the Danner-Stiftung is one of the most well-respected institutions for the promotion of arts and crafts in Europe and has been presenting the internationally renowned Danner Prize since 1984. The 2020 recipient is Bettina Dittlmann, distinguished for her magnet brooch Wohin (Whereto).

The jewellery artist’s brooches and pendants are delicate sculptures: large magnets serve as a base for a bouquet of poor materials such as cinder, iron dust, or iron wire. Ordered or chaotic, amplified or reduced, it is the wearers - and chance - that decide each time how the jewellery piece is presented. The finest of pigments lend the pieces an intense coloration, bringing a luminous quality to
the assemblages.

Bettina Dittlmann brings form to her objects without expressing it definitively. This radical commitment to renewal, involvement, and change gives her work a societal and political relevance, summarises Angelika Nollert, director of the Neue Sammlung.

Alongside Bettina Dittlmann, the publication presents the four winners of the Danner honorary awards: sculptural ceramicist Petra Bittl, Otto Baier with his objects forged in titanium, Peter Bauhuis and his hybrid chain sculptures, and Paul Müller with his minimalistic candleholders. Thirty-four works of varying crafts - from fascinating works in glass to traditional straw wickerwork - are a testament to the diversity and high quality of the submissions.

For the very first time, the contemporary works are set in context alongside highlights of the foundation's own collection, complemented with precious items by the Royal Bavarian court goldsmith Karl Rothmüller, who was once a key supporter of the foundation’s inception. An exciting cross-section of avant-garde applied arts from Bavaria.

This publication follows the exhibition Danner Prize 2020. 100 years Danner Foundation at Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum open for visitation until 11 Apr.


About the Awardees
Danner Prize 2020 - Bettina Dittlmann
The artist was born in 1964, Passau. From 1983 to 1986, she had a Silversmith apprenticeship at the Staatliche Berufsfachschule für Glas und Schmuck Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz. From 1987 to 1989, studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Prof Hermann Jünger, jewelry and hollowware class. From 1989 to 1991, studied at the State University of New York in New Paltz, the USA under Prof Jamie Bennett and Prof Fred Woell, Metalsmithing. Master of Arts. From 1991 to 1993, studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich under Prof Otto Künzli, jewelry and hollowware class. Diploma. In 1998, a collaboration with Michael Jank. From 1999 to 2000, visiting professor at the State University of Oregon in Eugene, USA. Since 2008 workshop in Breitenbach, Lower Bavaria.

Honorary Danner Prize 2020 - Otto Baier
The artist was born in 1943, Munich. He is trained as a smith. From 1965 to 1968, studied at the Fachhochschule Aachen. In 1968, state examination as a graduate designer, Master’s exam. An independent smith in Munich since 1972.

Honorary Danner Prize 2020 - Peter Bauhuis
The artist was born in 1965, Friedrichshafen. From 1986 to 1990, at the Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau, had his training as a goldsmith. From 1993 to 1999, studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, jewelry and hollowware class, Prof Otto Künzli. Studio in Munich since 1999.

Honorary Danner Prize 2020 - Petra Bittl
The artist was born in 1970, Schwabach, Mittelfranken. From 1991 to 1994, trained as a ceramicist at the Staatliche Berufsfachschule für Keramik, Landshut. From 1995 to 1998, further education and qualification as State Examined Ceramic Designer at the Fachschule Keramik, Höhr- Grenzhausen. From 1998 to 2002, studied in Liberal Art with a diploma in Liberal Art/Ceramics at the Hochschule Koblenz, Institut für Künstlerische Keramik und Glas, Höhr-Grenzhausen. From 2010 to 2014 Evening classes in Media Design with qualification as State Examined Media Designer at the Heinrich-Hertz-Europa kolleg of the City of Bonn. From 2015 to 2017, studied in Liberal Art with a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft, Alfter. Since 2013 extra-occupational teaching activity at the Fachschule Keramik, Höhr-Grenzhausen.

Honorary Danner Prize 2020 - Paul Müller
The artist was born in 1956, Thannhausen/Swabia. From 1972 to 1975 was a Goldsmith apprenticeship in Augsburg. From 1975 to 1976, Fachoberschule für Gestaltung in Augsburg, and during 1978 - 1981 was employed as a goldsmith in Augsburg. From 1981 to 1988, studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nuremberg under Prof Erhard Hößle, gold and silversmithing class, master student, diploma. Own studio in Nuremberg since 1988. From 1990 to 1992, was a lecturer at the Werkbundwerkstatt, Nuremberg. In 1993 and 1994, worked as project manager Modellversuch für Schmiede, Akademie für Gestaltung und Restaurierung im Handwerk of the Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria. From 1995 to 2011, was the course director of the Überbetriebliche Lehrlingsunterweisung (intercompany apprenticeship training), metalworker/design, Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria. Since 1996, member of the Forum für angewandte Kunst, Nürnberg e.V., and from 1998 to 2001, was a lecturer in blueprint and design, Akademie für Gestaltung im Handwerk, Munich.
Bettina Dittlmann. Brooch: Wohin, 2019. Iron, solder, enamel, garnets, pyrite, neodymium magnetic disk.. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Awarded at: Danner Prize 2020. Disassembled view.. Bettina Dittlmann
Brooch: Wohin, 2019
Iron, solder, enamel, garnets, pyrite, neodymium magnetic disk.
Photo by: Eva Jünger
Awarded at: Danner Prize 2020

Disassembled view.

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Otto Baier. Object: Stromboli and Vulkano, 2019. Titanium.. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Awarded at: Honorary Danner Prize 2020. Otto Baier
Object: Stromboli and Vulkano, 2019
Titanium.
Photo by: Eva Jünger
Awarded at: Honorary Danner Prize 2020
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Otto Baier. Object: Stromboli and Vulkano, 2019. Titanium.. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Awarded at: Honorary Danner Prize 2020. Stromboli detailed view.. Otto Baier
Object: Stromboli and Vulkano, 2019
Titanium.
Photo by: Eva Jünger
Awarded at: Honorary Danner Prize 2020

Stromboli detailed view.

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Peter Bauhuis. Sculpture: K5, K6, K7, K9, 2020. Silver alloyed with copper, silver alloyed with zinc, silver, silver 925, gold alloy, bronze nordic gold (yellow gold), lost wax process.. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Awarded at: Honorary Danner Prize 2020. From series: Chain Changed. Peter Bauhuis
Sculpture: K5, K6, K7, K9, 2020
Silver alloyed with copper, silver alloyed with zinc, silver, silver 925, gold alloy, bronze nordic gold (yellow gold), lost wax process.
Photo by: Eva Jünger
Awarded at: Honorary Danner Prize 2020
From series: Chain Changed
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Peter Bauhuis. Sculpture: K5, K6, K7, K9, 2020. Silver alloyed with copper, silver alloyed with zinc, silver, silver 925, gold alloy, bronze nordic gold (yellow gold), lost wax process.. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Awarded at: Honorary Danner Prize 2020. From series: Chain Changed. K7 detailed view.. Peter Bauhuis
Sculpture: K5, K6, K7, K9, 2020
Silver alloyed with copper, silver alloyed with zinc, silver, silver 925, gold alloy, bronze nordic gold (yellow gold), lost wax process.
Photo by: Eva Jünger
Awarded at: Honorary Danner Prize 2020
From series: Chain Changed

K7 detailed view.

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Paul Müller. Candlesticks: Stativ für eine Kerze, 2019. Stainless steel.. Left: 31 x 31 x 28 cm; Rigth: 21 x 21 x 21 cm. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Paul Müller
Candlesticks: Stativ für eine Kerze, 2019
Stainless steel.
Left: 31 x 31 x 28 cm; Rigth: 21 x 21 x 21 cm
Photo by: Eva Jünger
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Petra Bittl. Vessel: Paar, 2019. Ceramic, stoneware clay, porcelain. Built, turned, deformed, salt glaze.. 23 x 13 x 62 cm. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Awarded at: Honorary Danner Prize 2020. Petra Bittl
Vessel: Paar, 2019
Ceramic, stoneware clay, porcelain. Built, turned, deformed, salt glaze.
23 x 13 x 62 cm
Photo by: Eva Jünger
Awarded at: Honorary Danner Prize 2020
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Ute Kathrin Beck. Vase: Trophy II, König and Dame, 2019. Stoneware.. Left: 36 x 24⌀ cm; Center: 41 x 19⌀ cm; Right: 37 x 21⌀ cm. Photo by: Eva Jünger. From series: Glanz und Glimmer. Ute Kathrin Beck
Vase: Trophy II, König and Dame, 2019
Stoneware.
Left: 36 x 24⌀ cm; Center: 41 x 19⌀ cm; Right: 37 x 21⌀ cm
Photo by: Eva Jünger
From series: Glanz und Glimmer
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Christiane Englsberger. Head Piece: From Straw to Gold, 2019. Straw. Split, formed silk yarn wound on the wire.. 32 x 10 x 30 cm. Photo by: Eva Jünguer. Christiane Englsberger
Head Piece: From Straw to Gold, 2019
Straw. Split, formed silk yarn wound on the wire.
32 x 10 x 30 cm
Photo by: Eva Jünguer
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Josef Forstmaier. Furniture: Modular Cupboard, 2019. Steel, MDF.. 60 x 50 x 174 cm. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Josef Forstmaier
Furniture: Modular Cupboard, 2019
Steel, MDF.
60 x 50 x 174 cm
Photo by: Eva Jünger
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Rita Maria Walburga Grosse-Ruyken. Sculpture: Durchflutung III, 2019. Gold 999, platinum 960/4.. 33 x 49 cm. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Oscillating dish sculpture.. Rita Maria Walburga Grosse-Ruyken
Sculpture: Durchflutung III, 2019
Gold 999, platinum 960/4.
33 x 49 cm
Photo by: Eva Jünger
Oscillating dish sculpture.
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Theodor Heiden. Cup: Untitled, 1900-1901. Silver, garnets.. 19.3 x 8.8 cm. Photo by: Bastian Krack. Part of: Bayerisches Nationalmuseum München. Pomegranate cup.. Theodor Heiden
Cup: Untitled, 1900-1901
Silver, garnets.
19.3 x 8.8 cm
Photo by: Bastian Krack
Part of: Bayerisches Nationalmuseum München
Pomegranate cup.
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Kado Isaburo. Object: Untitled, 1992. Thujopsis dolabrata wood, Honoki wood, urushi colored red.. 34 x 19 cm. Photo by: George Meister. Part of: Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum. Sake pot.. Kado Isaburo
Object: Untitled, 1992
Thujopsis dolabrata wood, Honoki wood, urushi colored red.
34 x 19 cm
Photo by: George Meister
Part of: Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum
Sake pot.
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Friederike Maltz. Cutlery: Natürlicher Wellenschliff, 2019. Iron.. 28 x 3 cm. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Knives.. Friederike Maltz
Cutlery: Natürlicher Wellenschliff, 2019
Iron.
28 x 3 cm
Photo by: Eva Jünger
Knives.
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Julia Obermaier. Brooch: Shroud, 2019. Silver, zirconium, graphite, stainless steel, cast resin.. 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Julia Obermaier
Brooch: Shroud, 2019
Silver, zirconium, graphite, stainless steel, cast resin.
5 x 4.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Eva Jünger
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Karl Rothmüller. Brooch: Schlange, 1898. Gold, silver, rubies, olivine, opals.. 3.6⌀ cm. Part of: Bayerisches Nationalmuseum München. Karl Rothmüller
Brooch: Schlange, 1898
Gold, silver, rubies, olivine, opals.
3.6⌀ cm
Part of: Bayerisches Nationalmuseum München
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Christoph Straube. Brooch: Untitled, 2019. Stainless steel, enamel.. 10 x 7 cm. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Christoph Straube
Brooch: Untitled, 2019
Stainless steel, enamel.
10 x 7 cm
Photo by: Eva Jünger
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Christiane Wilhelm. Vessel: House of Queen Bee, 2019. Stoneware clay.. 33 x 52 cm. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Amphora.. Christiane Wilhelm
Vessel: House of Queen Bee, 2019
Stoneware clay.
33 x 52 cm
Photo by: Eva Jünger
Amphora.
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