Otto Jakob - A talented goldsmith
Otto Jakob's one-of-a-kind creations combine sculpture, painting, gemstones and metal-working. His works are highly sought-after collectors' items
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"Light is energy, it's emotion, it's mood," says Czech designer Lucie Koldova. And the moment we saw her lamps for the first time, we knew exactly what she means. Her lamps have that certain something that you can not escape. But before they decorate a room, they go through a complex production process and the hands of more than thirty people. In the glass factory of Brokis in Janstejn, which manufactures Lucie Koldova's lamps, we could see this. Bohemian glass craft in perfection.
125 years ago Geman aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal accomplished his first gliding flights. Close to Lilienthal’s birth place, a couple is now following in his footsteps by building ultralight planes.
Mechanical engineer Jochen Räke loves music. He lives and works for it. He's been making high-end record players for 40 years. They're considered to be among the best in the world, because they're technical masterpieces.The hand-made collectors'items from Bergisch Gladbach can cost well over 100,000 euros.
German playgrounds are in international demand. They're well-made but innovative. The Berliner Seilfabrik company manufactures climbing frames and play equipment. Ulrich Paulig in Berlin is also specialized in wooden playground equipment. The company's products are developed by teams of designers, sports scientists and joiners.
The Leuchtturm Verlag stationery publishers in Geesthacht is swimming against the stream: It specializes in paper notebooks - in the digital era - and continues to invest in its machinery. The company is a word leader in stamp albums. In 2006 it began producing exclusive notebooks and is now expanding this part of its business.