More than 7000 objects
The Berlin Gipsformerei produces for you high-quality replicas from almost all epochs and world cultures. Our holdings include more than 7000 impressions of original artworks, which can be produced on request.
They cover, beside many works by unknown masters, moulds and casts of more than 400 known artists from antiquity to modernity such as Polyklet, Praxiteles, the Naumburg Master, Michelangelo, Auguste Rodin or Elisabeth Ney. The work of the classicist sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow, the author of the Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate and founder of the Berlin School of Sculpture and his apprentice Christian Daniel Rauch as the first founding director of the Gipsformerei are of particular importance to the workshop.
The casts are meticulously produced by hand to match original and using manufacturing methods which have been handed down for centuries. About 500 originals have been lost, destroyed or are no longer in their original condition. Our original museum replicas keep the historical condition they had at the time of casting and can therefore differ from the present state of the originals. They are therefore important historical sources and documentation objects. We produce most of our museum replicas from historical moulds that are themselves museum pieces and are taken care of as such. With one of our replicas you can keep your own piece of history.
How to receive your replica
The Gipsformerei is designed for cultural institutions, architects, companies and all private art lovers. If you are interested, select your desired objects via the categories and filter options and send us your request via the online catalogue. In the next step, you will receive an offer with detailed price and delivery information. We start work after your order confirmation.
The production of each replica takes some time and involves elaborate preparations, the actual mould casting and above all sophisticated, detailed and therefore time-consuming retouching and, if necessary, painting. Depending on the object type, this can of course result in a longer delivery time and correspondingly higher transport costs. We will be pleased to agree with you all details about production and delivery.
How your replica is produced
Enjoy original museum replicas of the highest quality. All objects are made individually for you. Depending on the application, we use different plaster materials. For instance, for indoor installation a composition of the finest, high-quality alabaster gypsum, and for locations in the protected outdoor area polymer plaster.
When painting our replicas, the source material of the original, whether wood, stone or metal, is modelled as real as a coloured original painting. This imitation of the original surface appearance requires large experience and willingness to experiment of our employees.
For almost 200 years, each replica has been leaving our workshop with an original replica seal from the Gipsformerei der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin with the highest level of quality assurance.