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HistoryThe foundry dates back to 1897. Until 2009, it was located on Fehlerstraße in the Friedenau district of Berlin. By creating high-profile monuments such as the reconstruction of Schadow’s Quadriga atop the Brandenburg Gate, the cast of Renée Sintenis’s Berlin Bear, and the restoration of Drake’s Victory on top of the Victory Column, the foundry shaped and preserved the Berlin cityscape.
The history of 20th-century sculpture is closely intertwined with the name Noack. Even when Berlin was a divided city, we remained one of the top choices for prominent artists, developing an international reputation through the work we completed in Europe and the United States. We accompanied and helped elaborate a shifting artistic relationship to sculpture for Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Käthe Kollwitz, Georg Kolbe, Henry Moore, Joseph Beuys, Rainer Fetting, Georg Baselitz and Jonathan Meese. Along with classic bronze casting, we have developed additional casting, patination and finishing processes over the course of our history while also continually raising our production standards.
We are committed to catering to artists’ requirements and perfecting the implementation of their projects. For us, it goes without saying to integrate modern techniques into the production process. This is how we continue to fully live up to the stringent material and technical demands of contemporary art.