Those who know the famous towers of San Gimignano, Florence or Siena must be reminded of Italy and its impressive architecture when catching sight of the original Schubert & Salzer tower in Chemnitz. In the world of big business, Schubert & Salzer is a small company but its former factory in Chemnitz is a listed cultural industrial monument. The Schubert & Salzer directors of the time believed design was very important.
The famous photographer, Albert Renger-Patzsch, took around 1,500 industrial photographs of Schubert & Salzer between 1955 and 1966; most of them are today to be found in the Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
"Art stimulates curiosity, encourages amazement and opens new areas for experience."
Ulrike Lehmann, art historian
The reason why various types of art are dotted around the business premises of Schubert & Salzer is to provide employees with unusual and multifaceted impulses. The idea is to stimulate them to think differently, to compare old paths with unusual constellations and to even creatively look for new solutions in a playful manner.
At the same time, we want to utilise selected pieces of art to create an attractive, almost happy atmosphere to work in.
Art may not be something elite and foreign that only represents a far-away world in museums; it belongs to daily life as well as our routine. Therefore, Schubert & Salzer has been collecting significant pieces of art from well-known and less well-known artists for many years; the hope is to give joy to everyone who works with Schubert & Salzer and constantly stimulate us to achieve independent creativity.