Announcement: Grassi Fair 2019

Online applications for the 2019 edition of the Grassi Fair are now possible. Applications will be accepted until May 8, 2019.

Built in Leipzig from 1925 to 1929, the GRASSI Museum is always worth a visit. It displays permanent exhibitions of craftsmanship and design from classical antiquity to the present day. The Grassi Fair is an annual highlight at the end of October for collectors and art lovers. One-of-a-kind items, prototypes and small series are offered for sale by circa 100 craftspeople, designers, artists’ communities, students and galleries. A wide variety of unique artworks and objects for daily use await visitors and buyers during the three days of the fair. In addition to works by the exhibitors, who are selected by a jury of experts, the Grassi Fair is further enriched by annually changing “thematic specials.” Cooperation with educational institutions offers visitors a look at current trends.

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The fair will take place from October 25thto 27that the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts in Leipzig. You can apply online via the website or directly via the link

The closing date for entries is May 8, 2019.

The annually awarded Grassi Prizes are also of interest to participants. These awards are endowed with prize monies from €3,000 to €1,000 and are supplemented by purchases. The following winners were awarded prizes in 2018.

Grassi Prize, Dolores Enders

The Grassi Prize of the Carl and Anneliese Goerdeler Foundation and 3000 € went to Isabelle Enders from Nuremberg. Peppermill Dolores, 2018. PLA, 3D printing, 14 x 55 x 55 cm.

Antje Dienstbir, Grassipreis

Antje Dienstbir from Wiesbaden received the Grassi Prize of the Sparkasse Leipzig, which is endowed with €2,000. Spoon and jar, 2017. Sterling silver, stoneware, 17 x 3,7 und 8 x 15,5 cm.

Jil Köhn, Grassi Prize

The Grassi Prize of €1,000 from Galerie Slavik, Vienna, went to the jewelry designer Jil Köhn. Watertopia, 2018. Casting resin, silver, stainless steel, mounted, 13,5 x 5 x 2,3 cm.

Angela Schönewald, Apolline-Preis

The Apolline Prize, which is endowed with €1,000, was awarded to Angela Schönewald. Two-pronged cultivator, 2017. Stainless steel, leather strap, 6 x 8 x 23 cm.

Ludwig Menzel, Grassifreunde Preis

And the Grassifreunde Prize, endowed with €1,000, went to Ludwig Menzel, Jewelry and Utensils, from Berlin. Doldenschale Nr. 3 [Umbel bowl], 2017. Cast 925 silver. Photo Tanja Rieger.

The complete catalogue of the Grassi Fair has been regularly integrated into Art Aurea Magazine as a special section since 2011. The bilingual catalogue contributes to the international reach of this important fair.

Online applications are being accepted for the 2019 edition of the Grassi Fair from now until May 8, 2019. For more detailed information, please refer to the Conditions for Participation. 

The fair takes place at the GRASSI Museum of Applied Art in Leipzig from October 25-27, 2019.
 Application forms can be downloaded from the website ( or directly via this link:

If you do not wish to apply, please pass the information along to other interested persons. Thank you!

GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Johannisplatz 5–11
    04103 Leipzig
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