Hayno Focken (metalworker)

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Altar cross and candlesticks made of tombak in St. Peter's Church in Blansingen , designed by Hayno Focken ; Jasper inlays in cooperation with the Waldkircher gemstone grinding company Wintermantel

Hayno Focken (* 1905 in Lahr / Black Forest ; † 1968 ) was a German metal sculptor and silversmith .


Hayno Focken completed an apprenticeship with Professor Karl Müller (1888–1972) at the design and art school at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle (Saale) , which was linked to the ideas of the German Werkbund and the Bauhaus . Focken, who was based in Lahr in Baden-Württemberg, mainly created sacred devices (e.g. candlesticks, altar crucifixes, measuring jugs , host vessels, bowls, etc.). Other works such as his silver coffee pot from 1949 are shown in the " streamlined " style of Art Déco .

In the early 1960s he created the main portal for the Protestant town church in Offenburg (based on a design by the Heidelberg artist Harry MacLean ) and in 1965 for the hospital church in Baden-Baden . In the early 1960s he made a replica of the Amphitrite figure on the roof of the water tower on Mannheim's Friedrichsplatz .


  • Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk (arrangement): Metallkunst der Moderne (= inventory catalog of the Bröhan Museum , State Museum for Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Functionalism (1889–1939), vol. 6), Berlin: Bröhan Museum 2001, p. 160ff ., Figs. 134-142.
  • Petra Gessner: Hayno Focken (1905-1968). Silversmith and metal sculptor . Master's thesis at the Institute for Art History at the University of Karlsruhe, 1996.
  • Landesgewerbeamt Baden-Württemberg (ed.); Werner Weissbrodt u. Werner Goldschmit in connection with Hayno Focken (composition and design): Hayno Focken, metal sculptor and silversmith . Werkkunst, Vol. 23, H. 3; Craft workshops, volume 13, Karlsruhe: Braun 1961.
  • Ecclesiastical Art Service Hamburg: Ecclesiastical art in our time: sculpture, parament, equipment, graphics, glass painting . Catalog for the exhibitions: Lübeck from August 20 to September 4, St. Annen Museum; Kassel from September 11th to September 30th, State Museum; Hamburg from October 15 to November 13, Museum for Art and Crafts. Hamburg (inter alia): Hartung, 1949.

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Individual evidence

  1. Ursula Peters: Bridging the gap between tradition and modernity - Hayno Focken and Karl Raichle, artisans and designers (PDF); Cultural-historical contribution to the comparison of the metalworking artists Hayno Focken and Karl Raichle in the journal KulturGut , 4th quarter 2010, p. 8.