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ORION : German Metalware production company - history by Senses-ArtNouveau.com



German Metalware production company

Georg Friedrich Schmitt (1859-1938) founded in April 1903 in Nürnberg, Germany, the metal ware company "ORION - Kunstgewerbliche Metalwarenfabrik".

Georg Friedrich Schmitt's portrait

The firm worked with Friedrich Adler as designer.
In the short period of existence, the company produced about different 250 items all in typical German Jugenstil style.

Vase by Orion, c.1900 Vase by Orion, c.1900

In 1906, "ORIVIT" AG already controlled by WMF, "Wurttembergische Metalwaren Fabrik" acquired ORION.

ORIVIT AG then produced until 1914 more than 50 designs originated by ORION.

the ORION Collection by Senses Art Nouveau

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