Art at the Haerlin
Art remains a firm feature at the Haerlin – no longer in the form of temporary exhibitions, but still showcasing leading local artists.
Nymphenburg porcelain figures
It's not all new at the Haerlin: We have retained outstanding elements from the former decoration of the restaurant, such as the famous Nymphenburg porcelain figures (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) dating back to 1919, the year the restaurant first opened its doors. The figures are now perfectly displayed in specially-made glass cases and take pride of place in the restaurant's decorative scheme.
The restaurant now features a chandelier made from more than 20,000 black and white crystals threaded on 1,000 separate cords and weighing over 250 kilograms. Designed by Vera Soukupová and specially manufactured in Prague by the well-known firm Lasvit, it bathes the restaurant in a warm, cozy light.
Engravings by Wolfgang Werkmeister
The new Haerlin remains passionate about both outstanding food and contemporary art. We are marking the reopening with a display of engravings by Hamburg-based artist Wolfgang Werkmeister, born 1941. The Northern German landscapes from his Hamburg, West Coast and Baltic cycles make a sophisticated contribution to the Haerlin's decorations and emphasize Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten's strong ties to the local area. Werkmeister's works are a dialogue between originality, precision and the poetry of the region. They create a memorable impression.
Werkmeister is a leading contemporary engraver, often mentioned in the same breath as his great predecessors Liebermann, Nolde and Anders Zorn. He has carved himself a unique place in the Hamburg artistic scene, never being distracted by fashions or trends. His works are found in the Hamburg Kunsthalle, Altona Museum, Gottorf Castle and the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.
Werkmeister is strongly committed to the visible reality and radical nature of the contrast between black and white. His engravings feature an expressive counterpoint between light and dark, graphical structures and fine shades of gray as they trace the unadorned simplicity of the coastal region. Meticulous craftsmanship, creativity and consistency underpin the art of Wolfgang Werkmeister – the same values that lie at the heart of the new Haerlin.