About the brand
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Meissen Keramik A BRAND THAT COMMANDS
For years, MEISSEN KERAMIK products have been the preferred choice of discerning customers who are looking for uncompromising quality in a unique form. Our solutions are your guarantee of a good choice. They will prove useful in any elegant space and will emphasise the prestige embedded in the trends of contemporary design.
Alexander SillerManaging Director,Meissen Keramik GmbH
History of Meissen Keramik
MEISSEN KERAMIK is a brand with 150 years of history, its quality and reliability originates from Germany. From the very beginning, innovation, perfection, beauty and attention to detail have been the main focus in all areas of our work. As a result, MEISSEN KERAMIK products are ahead of their time and offer a long service life and timeless design. While remaining close to our roots, we boldly use advanced technologies guaranteeing prestige, elegance and the certainty the purchase of our products is a good investment for years to come.
OUR SURROUNDINGS SHAPE OUR LIVES
Meissen, Saxony, 1885. Busy boat transport on the Elbe River. Well-developed railway network. Proximity to Dresden and the Seilitz-Lothainer mining district, rich in highly plastic faience clay. It was under these circumstances that Meissen tiles were invented and patented in Meissen in 1855, which initiated the development of the German ceramics industry in Saxony. For MEISSEN KERAMIK, this was the start of a long, amazing journey from the manufacture of tiles to the production of sophisticated interior furnishings.
The “patented Meissen tile” is created
At the dawn of the 19th century, smooth, white “Berlin stoves” come back in style in Prussia. In response to this trend, Gottfried Heinrich Melzer develops and patents a heat-resistant tile — the famous “patented Meissen tile”.
MELZER AND TEICHERT BEGIN COOPERATION
Melzer joins forces with Carl Teichert, the Meissen master potter. It is in his workshop on Hahnemann Square in Meissen that the artisanal production of the “patented Meissen tiles” begins.
FIRST CARL TEICHER STOVE AND CHAMOTTE FACTORY IS OPENS
Inspired by Melzer’s invention, Teichert designs tile stoves. With their technical and artistic qualities, they cement the reputation of Meissen stoves as an efficient and beautiful source of heat. The first Carl Teichert stove and chamotte factory is built on the New Market Square in Meissen.
APPEARANCE AT THE FIRST PRESTIGIOUS EXHIBITION
Only 6 years later, the company has such a rich and attractive offer that it appears at the General German Craft and Industrial Exhibition in Württemberg in the “Luxury earthenware and stoves” group.
DEATH OF CARL TEICHERT
The Franco-Prussian War continues. Carl Teichert has a fatal accident while on a relief mission for the German army. His wife and seven children — still minors, become owners of the factory.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MEISSEN STOVE AND CHAMOTTE FACTORY, PRE-CARL TEICHERT
On 1 October, at a price of 250,000 thalers, the Carl Teichert Stove and Chamotte Factory is taken over by a joint stock company. The company begins operation as the Meissen Stove and Chamotte Factory, formerly Carl Teichert.
MEDAL OF MERIT
A year later, at the Universal Exhibition in Vienna, the company receives a medal of merit. Meissen stoves are already widely known outside Saxony and are exported to southern Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Belgium, England and Switzerland.
APPERANCE OF NEW PRODUCTS
Reacting to the consumer changing tastes and fashions, Teichert's plants are increasingly turning to new solutions. They go beyond white tile, standard and popular to date, and start to produce colourful stove tiles.
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THE MEISSEN TRADEMARK IS CREATED
In December, the company’s first trademark is registered at the Commercial Court at the Royal District Court of Meissen. Since that year, the company’s products have been inscribed with a sequence of letters in a horizontal oval frame forming the word “MEISSEN” and a five-pointed star under the inscription.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMPANY AND DIVERSIFICATION OF PRODUCTION
The past century has seen the formation and consolidation of a company culture geared towards reliability, perfection and innovation in the areas of both production, technology and the attitude towards employees. Design, beauty and aesthetics become the hallmarks of MEISSEN KERAMIK products. All this, despite the changing economic and political realities, laid the foundations for the dynamic development of the company in the 20th century.
MEISSEN KERAMIK GmbH
The company operates under the name MEISSEN KERAMIK GMBH and offers a wide range of unique products of the highest quality.