denkmal 2018: Innovation meets tradition
It takes a team of monument curators, restorers, specialist craftsmen, structural engineers and architects to build within an existing building. Everyone who works on historic and protected buildings are dependent on building materials, furnishings and fixtures that reflect the historical characteristics of the buildings. The leading European trade fair denkmal covers almost the entire product range used in the preservation and restoration of historical monuments. Manufacturers, market leaders, specialised companies and traditional manufacturers use the opportunity to present their tried and true solutions to the professional world. The denkmal is Europe's most important information and business platform for all those involved in the preservation of cultural heritage.
As Europe's leading trade fair for conservation, restoration and old building renovation, denkmal brings together the manufacturing expertise of the sector under one roof. This year's exhibitors include CAPAROL, CLAYTEC, eschke seidenmanufaktur, Glashütte Lamberts, Golem-Kunst und Baukeramik, HARLINGER AARDEWERK & TEGELFABRIEK, Holzmanufaktur Rottweil, Keimfarben, Kremer Pigmente, Liebscher Blattgold, Noris Blattgold, Remmers as well as Zement- und Kalkwerke Otterbein. With these contributers the denkmal covers an enormous range of products from lime and clay building materials to building ceramics, paints and gold leaf to windows, fittings and textile reconstructions.
Historical Building Materials: Lime and Clay
Limestone is one of the most multifaceted natural raw materials. Zement- und Kalkwerke Otterbein uses Limestone to manufacture an extensive range of products. Their range of goods includes over 100 different products in the lines of cement, lime, plaster, mortar, Roman cement (based on historical examples) as well as mineral paints. They are the only company in Germany that can naturally produce hydraulic lime up to the highest level of production.
Since 2004, an integral part of denkmal has been the Lehmbau trade fair, whose exhibitors present numerous products in and information on traditional building material and techniques. The largest representative of this segment is CLAYTEC, which utilises all the building material's capabilities with clay plaster, rammed clay and masonry, straw bale construction and interior insulation with clay and fine clay surfaces.
New shine with paints, varnishes and pigments
CAPROL is the German leader in the field of decorative paints. The company is known for high-quality paints, varnishes, glazes, and plaster for indoors and outdoors alike. Their product range also includes building protection products and floor coatings. All the indoor paints bear the emission and solvent-free paints (E.L.F) seal.
Remmers, another industry heavyweight, specialises in the manufacturing of construction chemical products, wood paints and varnishing. Their portfolio includes the stand-alone application as well as entire conception and realization of a construction project. More than 400 product systems are from Remmers.
Keimfarben's mineral-based paints are still produced by hand with a powder pigment base. When these are applied to walls or façades they function according to the silification principle, which results in the inseparable combination of paint and plaster and also prevents flaking layers in the long term.
Kremer Pigmente is the international market leader for pigment in the field of historical monument preservation and sophisticated painting. Their expertise lies in the production of rare and historical colour pigments. Their portfolio also includes stains, raw materials for varnishes, plant-based dyes and oils.
Architectural Ceramics and Tiles: Traditional Craftsmanship for Walls and Floors
Golem-Kunst and Baukeramik's speciality is custom-made architectural ceramics for the preservation and reconstruction of culturally protected buildings from all periods. These include terracotta, shaped and hand-made bricks, facing bricks, floor and wall tiles and artist tiles. The company also produces reproductions of antique and vintage tiles.
The Dutch pottery and tile factory HARLINGER AARDEWERK & TEGELFABRIEK looks back on a long tradition and produces its tiles completely according to traditional techniques. The range includes floor and corner tiles, but also earthenware, columns, fixtures and individual wishes.
Gold and Silver "Made in Germany"
Noris and Liebscher offer real German produced gold leaf. Noris excels in the manufacture of reproductions: the range extends from hammered metals in various colours, copper and aluminium to enamelled and polished bronze. Liebscher produces the finest leaves in various sizes and alloys from six to 24 carats. Both companies' portfolios also offer rolled, powder and shell gold and silver, as well as silver leaf. Restorers, church painters, masons and goldsmiths will also find all the tools and materials here.
From windows to tapestries: furnishings based on historical models
Glashütte Lamberts is the only German manufacturer that still produces window glass using traditional methods. Hand-blown glass is transformed into flat panes through an elaborate process - a technology that has been declared as an intangible cultural legacy by the German UNESCO Commission. Even colourful patterned glass is produced by hand.
Matching window frames can be found, at Holzmanufaktur Rottweil, which specialises in historically significant furnishings and furniture. Their range of services extends from analysis and planning through restoration and repair to new production and reconstruction.
Fittings of any kind, whether for windows, doors or furniture, are the speciality of Antique Fittings & Antiques Schierding. In addition to the assortment of almost 40,000 items, the company also produces additional castings in brass, bronze and iron according to historical design or original fittings.
Finally, the eschke silk factory, which has dedicated itself to the restoration of authentic room interiors through reconstruction, is responsible for the textile interior design. During the manufacturing of the textiles, thread structure, thread densities, gradations and exact transfer of the original design are combined. In addition to tapestries, woven flags, sacred fabrics and prints, the manufacture also produces private custom-made items.
denkmal and MUTEC: One-of-a-kind exhibition duo for the preservation of cultural heritage
Many other manufacturers from these and other sectors contribute their products to denkmal. The range of exhibitors at denkmal is rounded off by renowned institutions for the preservation and restoration of historical monuments and various specialist trades, who will be able to showcase their profession in live demonstrations and performance areas. The denkmal is also known for its high-calibre conference programme, which is rightly regarded as the most comprehensive training event in the entire industry.
MUTEC has been held under the same roof as denkmal since 2010. Again this year, the international trade fair for museum and exhibition technology with its comprehensive range of products offers inspiration for experts, decision-makers and investors from museums, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions. Together, denkmal and MUTEC form a trade fair network that is unique in Europe, building a bridge between the various sectors and inspiring interdisciplinary dialogue around the preservation of cultural heritage.
denkmal, Europe's leading trade fair for conservation, restoration and old building renovation, presents products and services in all areas of repair, inventory, conservation, restoration, renovation and reconstruction. It has been held biannually since 1994 and invites the international industry to the Leipzig Convention centre. In addition to the interdisciplinary exhibitor mix, visitors to the trade fair can expect a high-calibre, international conference programme. At denkmal 2016, 435 exhibitors from 17 countries presented their products and services. Over 150 events were offered in the conference programme for the interested audience. The 12th edition of the trade fair attracted 13,900 visitors (together with MUTEC). The international trade fair for museum and exhibition technology MUTEC and the trade fair Lehmbau take place at the same time as denkmal.
The key aspects of the trade fair are museum technology and equipment, visitor service, media presentation, museum infrastructure as well as archiving and digitisation. With this broad range, the trade fair is aimed at operators of museums and collections, exhibition halls, galleries, archives and libraries. A visit is also worthwhile for architecture offices, consulting firms and museum restorers. The conference programme covers current developments and challenges in the industry. MUTEC has been held under the same roof as denkmal, Europe's leading trade fair for conservation, restoration and old building renovation, since 2010 and has been organised by Leipziger Messe since 2016. In 2016, 80 exhibitors from ten countries presented at MUTEC, which drew 13,900 visitors together with denkmal.
Mr Felix Wisotzki
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