The fashion and lifestyle department Store Breuninger commissions KPM Berlin to produce a contemporary design object. We'll tell you more...

KPM Berlin and the luxury department store Breuninger have had a long-standing friendship: back in 2016, the partners developed the concept of a manufacturing space for all those who appreciate established brands, thoughtful design and handmade luxury products. Now Breuninger himself became a customer of the luxury manufacturer KPM Berlin and had a special version of his traditional mascot made.

The Breuni Bear has been part of the department store family since 1952. For this year's Christmas, the multimedia artist Michel Comte, who is associated with the Breuninger through various projects, was inspired by the figure on behalf of the house. He designed a contemporary design object that represents a personal version.

Based on the Breuni bear, the Berlin design team led by chief designer Thomas Wenzel created a luxurious and detailed 1:1 porcelain version of the 25 cm large bear.

In order to give the porcelain bear a luxurious finishing touch, it was finally given a shiny robe made of 24-carat shiny gold in the KPM Berlin master painting department.

Michel Comte, who was one of the first to see the Berlin porcelain version, is thrilled: “The bear has always played an important role in the history of Breuninger; it traditionally makes children's eyes light up. For Christmas I wanted to design my contemporary version of the bear, which radiates warmth, makes you happy and makes your eyes light up - I want one for myself too," says Comte.

The gold-plated porcelain Breuni bear, in a first edition exclusively limited to 100 pieces and signed by Michel Comte, is available in all Breuninger department stores.

Photos: Jens Remes and KPM Berlin