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Where Do Lecklerlee Tin Designs Come From?

Here at Leckerlee, we believe it’s the inside that counts — but when it comes to our lebkuchen, what’s outside is important, too. 

That’s why we make every effort to decorate our tins to match the treasure they’re holding. From city scenes to snowflakes, our tin designs all tell stories to bring joy to Lecklerlee customers.

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We get a lot of questions about Starry Night, one of our more unique designs, so we decided to share its story here.

Bringing Beautiful to the Ordinary

Starry Night is inspired by Wiener Werkstätte, a movement from the early 1900s that elevated everyday objects into forms of art. Established in Vienna, Austria, Wiener Werkstätte brought together architects, artists, and designers who believed that all areas of life should offer beautiful design and craft — from furniture to ceramics to fashion.

The movement’s founders, Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann, were both members of the Vienna Secession. A progressive alliance of artists, the Secession believed in Gesamtkunstwerk, or “total work of art.”

By 1903, the Wiener Werkstätte had expanded to a three-story building of artists specializing in metalwork, leatherwork, bookbinding, woodworking and a paint shop. These artists used their skills to add art and design to teapots, cabinets, jewelry, lamps and more. 

Much of the work produced at this facility was embraced by the Viennese elite, who desired "contemporary" items in their everyday décor. Customers would furnish their homes entirely with Wiener Werkstätte creations and showcased jewelry as if it were artwork. However, they saw its value in artisanship — not the materials.

Modern-Day Werkstätte

Wiener Werkstätte designs today can be recognized by their distinctive stamp of abstract geometric shapes and unique color palettes. Shops and galleries inspired by Wiener Werkstätte can take the form of:

  • Crystal
  • Dinnerware
  • Jewelry
  • Wallets
  • Lighting
  • Stationary
  • Textiles

And, perhaps most importantly of all, lebkuchen tins. Our Starry Night tin is inspired by the rich Bavarian panorama of some of the region's most famous icons.

The tin contains five lebkuchen (1 lb) in your assorted flavors of choice. Your selection of Assorted (our most popular option), Classic, or Chocolate flavors.

Get your very own while supplies last!