A nod to the past, a look to the future
Retro looks and hand-struck optics for Hagemeister’s newest brick
The new brick ranges of Hagemeister combine the look and feel of traditional artisan masonry and historical industrial culture with the high quality and long life of modern bricks.
Manually finished forms with the distinctive ridges and irregular edges of historical masonry are the hallmarks of Hagemeister’s new hand-struck optics. They follow the example of original manufactured bricks and wear the relics of the production process as signs of the long history of the mason’s art. Made to resemble handmade bricks, the light “Farsund HS” and “Weimar HS” bricks reconcile the long tradition of masonry with progressive production technology. The historical looks of the bricks imbue facades with a unique quality that calls to mind the artisan brick architecture of the past
Retro looks recall the history of industrial cultur
The retro looks of the “Haltern” and “Werne” ranges recall the long tradition of industry with its collieries and progressive company housing that shaped the urban environment. The raw finish of the new bricks with their chalk white streaks is reminiscent of recovered historical brick architecture and gives modern buildings an expressive touch. The different hues and the matte or smooth coal-fired accents capture sunlight and artificial light in unique ways and add a breath of life to large facades.