end of the communist era offered an opportunity to the already 78-year
old founder of the firm to
take up new challenges of his life’s work.
Regretfully the previous directors attempted to take
advantage of their position in favor of their own
interests. All special
tools, machinery, and raw materials for the figures disappeared under
mysterious circumstances Some of the
former personnel founded their own factory, which to this day is
producing in Dresden and in the Erzgebirge.
factor of discouragement was the apparent fear of the older daughter of
Fritz Haupt to take the business risks involved in a new
start of the old organization.
order to facilitate his own production capacities and in order
to retain the market for his articles Fritz Haupt
entered a license agreement with another firm
which would be permitted to go into
production with some of his designs.
At the same time, he
worked ceaselessly toward establishing space and technical preparations for the
resumption of his own production. At
that time his
younger daughter moved to Dippoldiswalde, where she is now directing the
Haupt still participates with accustomed energy and enthusiasm in the
progress of the business.
Rather than resting and simply enjoying the results
of nearly ninety-years of
achievement, he still keeps himself constantly busy with new ideas and
new designs. For example, his new combination of „Flower Girls“ and
„Wheel Animals.“ His
most recent innovation
is the addition to „Summer Flower Girls“, termed „Sisters“
, which reach a new height
of 30 cm.
than only dwelling on a past proud tradition, there is also a continuous
investment in progress and
the future. Under the
direction of Fritz
Haupt’s younger daughter all designs are
original and are produced as individual artisan craft in their entirety.