H. Schmincke & Co. GmbH & Co. KG

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  • Otto-Hahn-Str. 2
  • 40699 Erkrath
  • Germany

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Since 1881, Schmincke & Co. follows the motto of the company founders Hermann Schmincke and Josef Horadam: "Meliora Cogito – I strive for the best". Since then, this guarantees highest quality standards of Schmincke finest artists’ colours which are highly esteemed for their unique properties by hobby artists and professional painters worldwide until today. The basis has its origin in the late 19th century, when the two chemists, H. Schmincke and J. Horadam, began their search for traditional recipes for the finest artists’ resin oil colours. In 1881 they discovered Prof. Cesare Mussini’s formulas for resin oil colours. These unique recipes based on the long tradition of Italian painting schools and already represented in former times a great treasure. Based on these special recipes, the two chemists founded their factory in Düsseldorf in the same year and they began to produce the finest and most renowned resin oil colours, named MUSSINI® after their inventor. In 1892, the company founders patented their finest HORADAM® watercolours, once again named after their inventor. The artwork of great water-colourists such as Emil Nolde, Oskar Kokoschka and others are an evidence for the outstanding quality of this product.The later generation of owners, from Julius Hesse to Consul Ernst Oswald Hesse to Consul Peter J. Hesse, expanded the company throughout the twentieth century to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality artists’ colours. Later the company’s product range has considerably increased numerous new high-quality products: Norma® Professional, Pastel and Finest Artists’ Acrylic colours and an extensive range of mediums. It was completed by specialized products: AKADEMIE® series (acrylics, watercolours, gouache and oil colours) for beginners and frequent users.Today Schmincke – one of the top German family companies which got the award “Brand of the Century” in 2013 - successfully combines tradition and innovation. The highly qualified laboratory team is constantly working to develop new products and guarantees the high quality standard by extensive regular quality tests on all colours. The product label "Made in Germany" is still valid for all Schmincke colours. The high claim on quality, the expansion into global markets and the loyalty and recognition of customers, professional painters and artists in more than 45 countries have developed the brand name Schmincke what it is today: A reference for superior quality!

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The HORADAM® AQUARELL assortment - series 14

125 years of Schmincke Horadam® watercolours – The new 140 assortment In the Jubilee Year 2017,...

H. Schmincke & Co. GmbH & Co. KG Otto-Hahn-Str. 2 40699 Erkrath Germany +49 211 2509-0 info@schmincke.de

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Pastel – finest extrasoft pastels - series 17

Working with Schmincke's finest extrasoft pastels leads you back to the origin of colour and is a...

H. Schmincke & Co. GmbH & Co. KG Otto-Hahn-Str. 2 40699 Erkrath Germany +49 211 2509-0 info@schmincke.de

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Gouache – finest HORADAM® GOUACHE – series 12

Offers excellent flow properties. The range of 48 finest gouache colours may be diluted with water...

H. Schmincke & Co. GmbH & Co. KG Otto-Hahn-Str. 2 40699 Erkrath Germany +49 211 2509-0 info@schmincke.de

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Acrylic – AKADEMIE® Acryl color – series 23

Acrylic – AKADEMIE® Acryl color – series 23 contains 60 highly brilliant, intense and lightfast...

H. Schmincke & Co. GmbH & Co. KG Otto-Hahn-Str. 2 40699 Erkrath Germany +49 211 2509-0 info@schmincke.de

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AERO COLOR® Professional TOTAL COVER

AERO COLOR® TOTAL COVER Even opaque on black surfaces! AERO COLOR® Professional TOTAL COVER – The...

H. Schmincke & Co. GmbH & Co. KG Otto-Hahn-Str. 2 40699 Erkrath Germany +49 211 2509-0 info@schmincke.de

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Creativeworld 2017

28.01.2017 - 31.01.2017 Hall: 4.1 Stand: E 10