For more than 80 years the Hedwig Bollhagen manufactury in Marwitz near Berlin produces consumer ceramic goods of highest quality.
Hedwig Bollhagen, one of the most famous german ceramists of the modern world, acquired the abandoned Haël-Werkstätten for Künstlerische Keramik and founded the studio HB for pottery.
Her decades-long friendship with Charles Crodel and collaborations including such famous names of Bauhaus like Theodor Bogler and Werner Burri influenced her immensely.
All products reflect the philosophy of timeless designs from more than 8 decades. Hundreds of forms and decors were built, which follow functional requirements: there was no need to make a cup or a dish just look beautiful, but to create something perfect and complete. The results are design classics, which stay contemporary and honour the „plain“ like Bollhagen said so well.
Hedwig Bollhagen received multiple international awards and distinctions, including the gold medal (“Fayencevase“; Form 1047, h 12 cm, from 1935/36, a loan from the Ceramic-Museum Berlin, privately property of H. J. Theis) during the world exhibition in Paris 1937, in Munich 1957 and Prague 1962 as well as the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 1997.