SCHORISCH created the raftsman according to a model by GrafikPeter
The city of Waren has been enhanced with one more attraction. On the bank of the Müritz stands an iron journeyman. “Der Flößer” (The raftsman) is the name of the work of art that was created in the SCHORISCH steelworks. The template for the steelcut was created by Roman Peter; The Karstädt company was responsible for making his idea reality.
Actually, the employees of the modern industrial company are more the men for the really big projects. They rehabilitate historic swivel bridges, build fish ladders or renew dam beams and weirs. The digitised design by GrafikPeter from Güstrow served designers of SCHORISCH as a model for the four-meter-high sculpture made of COR-TEN B.
This type of steel is easy to shape and is also very durable, due to its insensitivity to weather conditions. COR-TEN B rusts extremely slowly. It’s easy to weld, which is usually not possible with sculptures of this size. However, as the welding engineers from Brandenburg have mastered their craft perfectly, you can’t see any welding seams. What was important was a stable foundation and a material thickness that wouldn’t weaken immediately. In this case, that’s 50 millimetres.
The sculpture will therefore remind us the heyday of rafting in the 19th century for a long time to come.