corilon violins



Red Dot Design Award

Antique stringed instruments showcased in a modern, avant-garde design — our daring new corporate identity departs from the prevailing stereotypes of our trade. In addition to many favourable responses from our customers and business partners, we received a very special honour in December 2010: two of the internationally renowned Red Dot Design awards. The jury of this highly prestigious contest, whose awards are considered a seal of quality for premium design, awarded one prize for our corporate design and another prize for two related postcard motifs from a series of stylish greeting cards that can be sent for free from our website at: E-Card.

MfG Award Shortlist

Our instruments are delivered in packaging and with business letters in the Corilon style, for which we received yet another honour in 2010 in addition to the Red Dot awards for our corporate design and two postcard motifs. The Bundesverband Druck und Medien (bvdm), the German Printing and Media Industries Federation, nominated our new look for the 2010 MfG Award. The high-powered jury named Corilon’s office stationery as one of the 17 best-designed in Germany.

MBPW Nomination - Development Stage

Our enthusiasm for historic stringed instruments and the appreciation we express in the way we select, restore and present them form the core of the business idea for which Corilon violins was honoured in the MBPW. The MBPW was founded by a coalition of businesses, universities and research institutions to support innovative companies during their start-up phase.

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • 19th century: Antique French Mirecourt violin, Pailliot, approx. 1820
  • French master violin No. 89, Paul Beuscher, "special cremone", 1937
  • 3/4 - Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Old French violin with a soloist tone, atelier Georges Coné, Lyon 1928
  • Excellent French violin, Collin-Mézin (fils), 1947, "Le Victorieux", No. 120
  • Magnificent French solist violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • French violin No. 73, Chenantais & Le Lyonnais, Nantes, 1933
  • Fine 19th century Klingenthal master violin - warm, sweet, aged tone
  • H. Emile Blondelet workshop, old French violin, 1933  (Emile Blondelet)
  • Old, handmade Mittenwald orchestral violin, 1960's
  • Silver mounted Cello bow, Swiss Finkel workshop
  • French Ary cello bow, Mirecourt approx. 1980
  • French cello bow, Ary France - superior quality
  • Fine and powerful French violin bow, Marie Louis Piernot, Paris (certificate J. F. Raffin)
  • Fine French violin bow by Charles Nicolas Bazin (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • Cremonese master violin, Piergiuseppe Esposti, 1998 (certificate Piergiuseppe Esposti)
  • Historically interesting French violin, by René Bazin, Lille 1936
  • Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
  • Franco Albanelli, 1991: A fine contemporary Italian violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Fine Mittenwald master violin, c.1740, Sebastian Klotz circle
  • Luigi Galimberti, fine Italian violin, Milano 1925 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • Fine French cello bow, Louis Gillet (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • Fine 18th century Mittenwald violin, petite and elegant, approx. 1780
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Contemporary Italian master violin, Virgilio Cremonini, 2012