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Susanna Pozzoli © Michelangelo Foundation
Susanna Pozzoli © Michelangelo Foundation
Susanna Pozzoli © Michelangelo Foundation
Susanna Pozzoli © Michelangelo Foundation
Susanna Pozzoli © Michelangelo Foundation

Lutz Walter

Lutz Walter Wallpaper restorer
Contact
German, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Phone:
+49 39435539351
Susanna Pozzoli © Michelangelo Foundation

Recreating the past

  • • Lutz is an architect and conservator
  • • Schiller’s wallpapers were his starting point
  • • He only uses handmade paper

During his architectural studies in the 1980s, Lutz Walter started to specialise in the preservation of historical monuments. Years later, he worked as an architect restoring the residential house of famous German poet Friedrich Schiller in Weimar. One important part of this project was the reconstruction of the house's historic wallpapers and trims. While preparing the reconstruction and researching historical wallpaper printing, Lutz realised that the borders could only be printed by hand. He went on to learn more about wallpaper production in the 19th century by reading his way through the specialised literature he found in the Anna-Amalia Library in Weimar. Finally, he knew enough to embark upon his new profession, and printed his very first product using traditional hand block printing.

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