As an artist, Christian Nienhaus practices freestyle painting and kinetic object art and is known for his unconventional ideas. Since 2013, he has been working with Küppersbusch in his studio in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, to offer a new and unique form of presentation - not just of his art, but also of other creative ideas. "ART MEETS KITCHEN": a unique show kitchen that fulfils all your dreams is now a part of artist Nienhaus's studio. Since its inception, renowned celebrity chefs have been supporting the project and the first TV filming has also taken place in the studio. For more information on this see: www.artmeetskitchen.com.
Mr Nienhaus, how did your cooperation with Küppersbusch develop? "In my search for a suitable partner for my 'ART MEETS KITCHEN' project, I soon came across Küppersbusch. Just like me, the company also has its roots in Gelsenkirchen. In addition, it can look back on a long tradition and nevertheless, or perhaps precisely because of this, is taking innovative new approaches. And after all, even my grandfather cooked on a Küppersbusch stove."
Now there is a new joint project? What's it about?
"To celebrate its 140th anniversary, the company had the idea to commission
me to paint the Küppersbusch Meisterstück so that we could auction it off for
charity. And because both of our roots are in Gelsenkirchen, we immediately
agreed that the proceeds should go to a charity in our town."
For a good cause: Küppersbusch is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Meisterstück painted by artist Christian Nienhaus.
Artist Christian Nienhaus teamed up with Küppersbusch to celebrate their 140th anniversary by designing a Küppersbusch Meisterstück. The individual gourmet cook centre made in Gelsenkirchen is an intricately painted, one-of-a-kind piece which is now being auctioned off for a good cause. The auction ends on 15 May 2015 - exactly 140 years after the established company was founded. The Meisterstück is signed by the founder of the Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation in Gelsenkirchen because the proceeds are being donated to his foundation.
The basic idea of the foundation is to help children to lead a good life, to encourage them and offer them prospects for the future. "The foundation mainly focuses on offers for children from the region. As our roots are in the Ruhr Area, more precisely in Gelsenkirchen, supporting young people from here is something that is very important to us", emphasises Küppersbusch Marketing Director Andrea Heiner-Kruckas. The auction kicks off at the start of May and ends on 15 May. The unique piece is already being exhibited at the Living Kitchen trade fair.