Founded in 1862 by Henry Fereday, Fereday is a manufacturer of scales, specialized in medical an industrial weighing equipment.
Founded in 1946 by Paul Terraillon, Terraillon is a producer of household goods, specialized in kitchen scales and kitchen timers.
Founded in 1880 by Edward Katzinger as Edward Katzinger Co., EKCO is one of the earliest manufacturers of kitchen utensils.
Founded in the 1950s by Jean Bron, Bron-Coucke manufactures professional kitchen equipment. On the request of Chefs, Jean Bron was the first to design a manual vegetable slicer in steel instead of existing wooden items.
Founded in 1945 by Uyuki Yamamoto, who invented a new radish slicer, Benriner is the manufacturer and inventor of the original ‘Japanes mandolin’.
Pyrex was founded in 1915 by Corning Incorporated as a separate brand for clear, low-thermal-expansion borosilicate glass used for laboratory glassware and kitchenware.
Founded in 1921, Jupiter Küchenmaschinen GmbH is a German manufacturer of kitchen appliances, specialized in grinders and mincers.
Founded in 1898 by W.A. van Berkel, Berkel is the inventor and manufacturer of world’s first meat-slicing machine.
Founded in 1945 as registered trademark of Saint-Gobain (established 1665), a pioneer in the tempered glass technology, Duralex is a French glass tableware and kitchenware manufacturer.
Founded in 1910 by inventor Frederick J. Osius in Racine, Wisconsin, the Hamilton Beach Manufacturing Company designs, markets, and distributes a multitude of small electric household appliances.
Jacob Jensen was a young industrial designer when he worked at Bernadotte & Bjørn, a Copenhagen design studio. In 1955 he got assigned a project from Rosti to design a plastic kitchen bowl. The rest is history.
Founded in 1810, Wade Ceramics was initially a manufacturer of products for the textile and wool spinning industries, as well as bottles for the growing beer breweries in Staffordshire.
Founded in 1920 in the United Kingdom, Falcon Enamelware has been an icon of British home life.
The metal spring-jointed nutcracker as we know it today is invented in 1913 by Henry Marcus Quackenbush.
Rafael Marquina i Audouard (1921-2013) is a Catalan designer and architect. In 1961 Marquina created a revolutionary oil/vinegar recipient that does not drip or become dirty.
Founded in 1872 by Robert Herder, Robert Herder Windmuehlenmesser manufactures carbon steel knives in Solingen, Germany. In contrast to most knives, Robert Herder still manufactures according to the Solingen Dry Fine Grinding technique.
A passe-vite, or a food-mill, is a food preparation utensil for mashing and sieving soft foods. It bridges the gap between a sieve and an electric blender.
Founded in 1930 by Otello Marcato, Marcato is the leading manufacturer of pasta machines.
Founded in 1939 by Holger Nielsen as a metal workshop, Vipp is the manufacturer of the most iconic pedal bin.
Peugeot has been making pepper, salt and coffee mills for longer than it has been making cars…
Founded in 1850 by Jacques Henry as a small pottery workshop, Emile Henry is a manufacturer of ceramic ovenware and bakeware products.
Henning Koppel (1918-1981) is one of Denmark’s most celebrated designers and a pioneer in what we have come to think of as ‘Danish design’.
Aino Maria Marsio-Aalto (1894-1949) was a Finnish architect and designer, and wife of famous architect Alvar Aalto.
Founded in 1970 and taken over by Trevidea in 2011, G3Ferrari is an Italian manufacturer of kitchen appliances, mostly know for its home pizza oven.
Founded in 2001 by Stefano Ferrara, a third generation oven-maker, Stefano Ferrara Forni is the manufacturer of the most iconic professional pizza oven.
Founded in 1945 by Earl Silas Tupper, Tupperware is the world’s leading manufacturer of plastic containers used to store food.
Founded in 1923, Westmark is a German brand of clever and practical kitchen gadgets and household articles.
Founded in 1857 by Antoine Lescure, Groupe SEB (Société d’Emboutissage de Bourgogne) is a large French consortium that produces small appliances.
Founded in 1867 by M. Westermann as Westermann & Co., Wesco is the manufacturer of the most iconic push bin, the Pushboy.
Founded in 1946 by the Spring brothers in Switzerland, home of fondue, raclette and other monstrosities you cook at the dining table, Spring International is the manufacturer of the most iconic fondue set.
Founded in 1948 by Vittorio Bertazzoni in Guastalla, Italy, Smeg is an manufacturer of upmarket domestic appliances.
Founded in 1853 by the miller Daniel Straub and the brothers Schweizer Metallwarenfabrik Straub & Schweizer, WMF is a German tableware manufacturer.
During the seventeenth century a number of ironworks were founded in Finland. The large tracts of forestland in the Pohja region along with its unharnessed water power and good water routes made it an ideal centre for the Finnish iron industry.
Founded in 1874 by Jacob Vollrath, the Vollrath Company is manufacturer of stainless steel and aluminum small-wares and equipment.
Founded in 1951 by William and Argyle Campbell, Cambro Manufacturing is a globally known foodservice industry manufacturer.
Founded in 1818 as the New England Glass Company, William L. Libbey took over the company in 1878 and renamed it the New England Glass Works, Wm. L. Libbey & Sons Props.
Founded in 1896 as Aerators Ltd., Sparklets makes the most iconic soda syphons in the world. Sparklets came up with a gas bulb that could add bubbles to still water.
Founded in 2013 by Stephen Svajian, Jeff Wu, and Natalie Vaughn, Anova is the manufacturer of the most iconic sous vide machine, the Anova precision cooker.
Designed in 1958 by Japanese ceramic designer Masahiro Mori, the iconic G-type soy sauce dispenser is the signature object of Hakusan Porcelain.
Founded in 1919 by The Hobart Corporation to produce stand mixers, KitchenAid is an American home appliance brand owned by Whirlpool Corporation.
Founded in 1764 when King Louis XV of France gave permission to Prince Bishop Cardinal Louis-Joseph de Laval-Montmorency to found a glassworks, Baccarat today is a manufacturer of fine crystal glassware.
In 1550 a pan-hammer mill was founded in Ybbsitz, Austria, which developed into a flourishing metal working business.
Founded in 1908 by Albert Dupuy, La Cornue is a French manufacturer of top of the range stoves. Their first oven was called Rôtisseuse-Pâtissiere La Cornue, which ran on a new type of gas that was used in Paris.
Founded in 1929 in Smethwick, AGA Heat Ltd. was the first manufacturer of the famous AGA stove.
Founded in 1955 by Reg Barber, who wanted to create a better coffee tamper after using a flimsy, plastic one, Reg Barber is a manufacturer of the most iconic tampers in the world.
Founded in 1807 by Henricus van den Acker, Van den Acker is one of the few Dutch weaving mills that successfully serves the worldwide market with its own collections. At this moment the sixth generation runs the company.
A Brown Betty is a round teapot made from the red clay that was discovered in the Stoke-on-Trent area. This clay retained heat better and found use as the material for tea- and coffeepots as early as the seventeenth century.
The most formal way of drinking tea is without any doubt the Japanese tea ceremony, a ceremonial preparation and presentation…
Founded in 1945 by the German-born inventor Max Gort-Barten, Dualit is a British manufacturer of kitchen and catering equipment, best known for its range of heavy-duty toasters.
Founded in 1932 by Bill O’Brien and Harry Norville, Breville is an Australian manufacturer of small home appliances, credited with having invented the original sandwich toaster.