UA-122593613-1
 

THE  CHOCOLATE  ROOM

Halle/Saale, Germany  (2017)

The oldest chocolate museum in Halle/Saale, Germany of the well known 'Halloren' chocolate factory decided to upgrade their existing chocolate room with the production of completely new objects in solid chocolate and asked Gerhard to be the project Manager of such huge task. Together with his team and the 'Pralineum' Chocolatier team of Halloren they managed to deliver an incredible and maybe Germany's most impressive chocolate room with  1450 kg of chocolate used in around 5000 working hours.

 

The chocolate table by Gerhard Petzl

Company owner Mr. Ernst David sitting at his desk surrounded by his working documents. Next to him a coffee table with lots of goodies on it, representing the golden years of the famous  'Mignon' product which enabled the company a fast growing development of the company and a solid foundation for future investments. With the introduction of the famous 'Halloren' ball an iconic product was in place, even until today.

Workshop:
Sketches and plans 1
Sketches and plans 1

Chocolate room by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenzimmer von Gerhard Petzl

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Sketches chair and Mr. David
Sketches chair and Mr. David

Chocolate room by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenzimmer von Gerhard Petzl

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Mr. Ernst David details suit
Mr. Ernst David details suit

Mr. Ernst David in chocolate details suit Herr Ernst David in Schokolade- Details Sakko

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Decomposing finished sculpture
Decomposing finished sculpture

Decomposing finished sculpture again for transportation reasons Zerteilung der fertigen Skulptur für Transport nach Deutschland

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Legs in suitcase
Legs in suitcase

Both legs were transported by train to Germany. Die Gebeine wurden mit dem Zug nach DE gebracht.

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Head partly melted
Head partly melted

Unexpected sunshine in the studio. Unerwarteter Sonnenschein im Atelier.

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Head of Mr. Ernst David
Head of Mr. Ernst David

Chocolate sculpture by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenskulptur von Gerhard Petzl

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Workshop chair and cushion
Workshop chair and cushion

Chocolate sculpture by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenskulptur von Gerhard Petzl

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Reassembling Mr. David
Reassembling Mr. David

Life sized chocolate sculpture by Gerhard Petzl Lebensgrosse Schokoladenskulptur von Gerhard Petzl

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Headless existence
Headless existence

Chocolate sculpture by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenskulptur von Gerhard Petzl

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The head comes now
The head comes now

Chocolate sculpture by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenskulptur von Gerhard Petzl

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Mr. David on chair
Mr. David on chair

Life sized chocolate sculpture by Gerhard Petzl Lebensgrosse Schokoladenskulptur von Gerhard Petzl

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Loooots of chocolate
Loooots of chocolate

Chocolate art by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenkunst von Gerhard Petzl

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Workshop 1- Couch
Workshop 1- Couch

Chocolate art by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenkunst von Gerhard Petzl

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Workshop 2- Couch
Workshop 2- Couch

Chocolate art by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenkunst von Gerhard Petzl

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Workshop 3- Couch
Workshop 3- Couch

Chocolate art by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenkunst von Gerhard Petzl

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Workshop 4- Couch
Workshop 4- Couch

Massive chocolate couch (550 pounds) by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladen Sofa (250 kg) von Gerhard Petzl

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Workshop 5- Couch
Workshop 5- Couch

Chocolate couch by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladen-Sofa von Gerhard Petzl

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Angel's head for couch
Angel's head for couch

Chocolate art by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenkunst von Gerhard Petzl

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Workshop 6- Couch
Workshop 6- Couch

Massive chocolate couch (550 pounds) by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladen Sofa (250 kg) von Gerhard Petzl

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desk-view-front
desk-view-front

Chocolate desk by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladen Schreibtisch von Gerhard Petzl

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Chocolate desk workshop pic
Chocolate desk workshop pic

Chocolate desk by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladen Schreibtisch von Gerhard Petzl

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Edible desk pads with ornaments
Edible desk pads with ornaments

Chocolate art by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenkunst von Gerhard Petzl

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Working on the desk
Working on the desk

Chocolate art by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenkunst von Gerhard Petzl

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Work on fingers
Work on fingers

Chocolate art by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenkunst von Gerhard Petzl

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It looks like the table would burn
It looks like the table would burn

Chocolate fire by Gerhard Petzl Feuer aus Schokolade von Gerhard Petzl

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Fire
Fire

Fire in chocolate by Gerhard Petzl Feuer aus Schokolade von Gerhard Petzl

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Chocolate fire on table
Chocolate fire on table

Chocolate fire by Gerhard Petzl Feuer aus Schokolade von Gerhard Petzl

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Cozy fire
Cozy fire

Fireplace in chocolate by Gerhard Petzl Offener Kamin aus Schokolade von Gerhard Petzl

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Making of chocolate carpet
Making of chocolate carpet

Chocolate art by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenkunst von Gerhard Petzl

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The required list of new objects needed:  - 1 desk     (1:1 copy of the existing one in wood)

                                                                          - 1 chair     (1:1 copy of the existing one in wood)

                                                                          - 1 life-sized sculpture of founder Mr. Ernst David

                                                                          - 1 Couch

                                                                          - 1 oval coffee table (similar to an existing one in wood)

                                                                          - Multiple objects for the table - cake, glasses, cups, underlines, plates, fruit platter, jars etc.

                                                                          - 1 fireplace (including fire)

                                                                          - 2 Picture frames in chocolate with edible photos

                                                                          - 3 black desk sheets with golden ornaments

                                                                          - pen, pen holder and ink dryer plus multiple edible documents for the desk

                                                                          - 1 carpet (was unplanned but added during production)

The renovation of existing objects from the previous room: 

                                                                          - 1 Cembalo

                                                                          - 1 Book shelf

                                                                          - Multiple books and objects

                                                                          - 1 cat on pillow

                                                                          - The new design and colours of the chocolate sprayed wall and panels of the entire room.

Finished room:
Finished room 1
Finished room 1

Chocolate room by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenzimmer von Gerhard Petzl

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Items on desk
Items on desk

Chocolate room by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenzimmer von Gerhard Petzl

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Details Mr. David
Details Mr. David

Chocolate room by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenzimmer von Gerhard Petzl

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View to fireplace
View to fireplace

Chocolate art by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenkunst von Gerhard Petzl

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Family picture in chocolate
Family picture in chocolate

Chocolate room by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenzimmer von Gerhard Petzl

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Finished room 3
Finished room 3

Chocolate room by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenzimmer von Gerhard Petzl

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Ernst David sideview
Ernst David sideview

Chocolate room by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenzimmer von Gerhard Petzl

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Finished room 4
Finished room 4

Chocolate room by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenzimmer von Gerhard Petzl

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Oval table and couch
Oval table and couch

Chocolate room by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenzimmer von Gerhard Petzl

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Fireplace in chocolate
Fireplace in chocolate

Chocolate fireplace by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenfeuer von Gerhard Petzl

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Music corner
Music corner

Chocolate room by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenzimmer von Gerhard Petzl

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Cembalo
Cembalo

Chocolate room by Gerhard Petzl Schokoladenzimmer von Gerhard Petzl

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Opening ceremony and team:
Chocolatiers
Chocolatiers

Petzl and Halloren Team

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Welcome speech to VIP's
Welcome speech to VIP's

Chocolate art in Halle, Germany Schokoladenkunst in Halle, Deutschland

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Welcome speech to VIP's
Welcome speech to VIP's

Chocolate art in Halle, Germany Schokoladenkunst in Halle, Deutschland

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Opening ceremony with CEO Lellé
Opening ceremony with CEO Lellé

Chocolate art at Halloren chocolate museum in Halle, Germany Schokoladenkunst im Halloren Schokoladenmuseum in Halle, Deutschland

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Gerhard Petzl and CEO Klaus Lellé
Gerhard Petzl and CEO Klaus Lellé

Chocolate art at Halloren chocolate museum in Halle, Germany Schokoladenkunst im Halloren Schokoladenmuseum in Halle, Deutschland

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Group picture of the core team
Group picture of the core team

Big THANK YOU to organiser Mr. Ingo Beljan, museum director who made this all happen.

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Opening speech by museum's director
Opening speech by museum's director

Chocolate art at Halloren chocolate museum in Halle, Germany Schokoladenkunst im Halloren Schokoladenmuseum in Halle, Deutschland

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Musician and dancer
Musician and dancer

Chocolate art at Halloren chocolate museum in Halle, Germany Schokoladenkunst im Halloren Schokoladenmuseum in Halle, Deutschland

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With old friend Mrs. Kunth
With old friend Mrs. Kunth

Chocolate art at Halloren chocolate museum in Halle, Germany Schokoladenkunst im Halloren Schokoladenmuseum in Halle, Deutschland

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People chatting
People chatting

Chocolate art at Halloren chocolate museum in Halle, Germany Schokoladenkunst im Halloren Schokoladenmuseum in Halle, Deutschland

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Big thanks to my team!
Big thanks to my team!

Simon-Karl Klasnic and Marian Izsak

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Newspaper 'Kronen Zeitung'
Newspaper 'Kronen Zeitung'

One of the many publications (Austria) Eine der zahlreichen Publikationen (Österreich)

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Many thanks to my great team in the background and especially to my Asst. Mr. Simon-Karl Klasnic, who supported me strongly on all the hard tasks and long hours, which were necessary to finish in time for the Opening.