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“Blueberry” teaspoon

This is a mark of our recognition for the more than 150-year tradition of the Norblin, Buch Brothers and T. Werner factory, one of the most renowned and well-known metalworking enterprises in the former Kingdom of Poland. It owed its fame above all to its elegant silver-plated goods, which found their way onto the tables of the Warsaw bourgeoisie and were imported to other countries: Transcaucasia, Russia, even Persia. The Norblin and Werner company made a huge contribution to equipping the general public of the time with metal goods. At its acme, its establishments were located not only throughout Poland, but also in distant regions, including Tehran.

For more than 13 years, intensive work was underway to bring the quarter between Żelazna, Prosta and Łucka Streets, where the former Norblin factory was located, back to life to return it to the city and its inhabitants. Now this nearly 2-hectare area is once again brimming with life as a unique destination for culture, entertainment, leisure and food, retail and services.

To commemorate the completion of work on the revitalisation of the Norblin Factory, we have created a limited collector’s series of teaspoons that are faithful reproductions of one of Norblin’s most popular designs. It first appeared in the Norblin catalogue in the early 20th century and reached the peak of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s. The famous “blueberry” pattern with which the teaspoon is decorated draws its inspiration from the late Art Nouveau period. Although the old production methods are no longer used, thanks to the creative collaboration with the Konarski & Bzowski studio, it was possible to make a series of teaspoons faithfully reproducing the pattern from the early 20th century, using the lost-wax casting technique. As in the original, the teaspoon is covered with a layer of electroplated silver and as such, it faithfully reproduces the original.

With this symbolic object, we pay tribute to Polish industrial design and revive the great tradition and history of Polish silver-plating. We hope that this souvenir will inspire you to learn more about the history of the former factories on Żelazna Street, presented in the Norblin Factory Museum as part of four visiting trails.