still life of Dresden party ingredients

Dresden party ingredients A still life

Advertisement C ities with a regal tradition are never pragmatic in design. There are some things that the people who live here simply can’t get enough of: Culture, ambience, opulence. Now as well as in previous centuries, the perfect recipe for successful festivals. A still life with typical Dresden ingredients. Text by Siiri Klose; staging & photography by Josef Fischnaller

An introduction

A package of dried aronias or apple berries


The antioxidants of the chokeberry (apple berry or aronia), which has been cultivated in the Elbe Valley since 1970, are said to improve mental agility.

Dragins made from carton


Bibabox in Dresden now manufactures these mythical creatures, various other party decorations and children’s toys.

Juicy, fizzy drink known as Zotrine from Kolle-Mate.


Mix lemon juice and its concentrate, water, a little sugar, carbon dioxide, and get the juicy, fizzy drink known as Zotrine from Kolle-Mate. Tastes just like homemade!

Coin purse in the shape of an owl


Fashion and furniture, designed in Dresden and crafted in Asia on fair trade terms. The ‘Käuzchen’ coin purse in the shape of an owl holds cash and contact details

Parrot figurine from Meißen


Colourful, silent and 22 centimetres tall – the parrot figurine from Meißen.

Carton of an orange mango drink

Kelterei Walther

Quinces for fruit nectar are grown by smallholders; the orange mango drink contains no additives. Nevertheless, the juice in these large containers stays fresh for months after opening thanks to the innovative bag-in-box principle invented by Kelterei Walther, a company founded in 1927.

Topographical Map of Dresden

Topographical Maps

The Topographical Maps kept at GeoSN (Saxon State Surveyor’s ­Office) show clearings between buildings.

Sparkling wine from Wackerbarth Castle.

Wackerbarth Castle

The perfect way to toast an anniversary – sparkling wine from Wackerbarth Castle.

Backpack made from cotton canvas manufactured in the former GDR


Near Dresden, designer Bettina Kletzsch came across colourful cotton canvas manufactured in the former GDR – the raw material for her Rückenbeutel backpacks, ideal for transporting the ingredients to a spontaneous outdoor party.