Founded in 1933 by Traugott Oertli, Turmix is a Swiss manufacturer of kitchen appliances.
Founded in 1857 by Antoine Lescure, Groupe SEB (Société d’Emboutissage de Bourgogne) is a large French consortium that produces small appliances.
Founded in 1925, Edlund Company LLC is one of the leading American manufacturers of high quality small wares and light equipment for foodservice.
Founded in 1862 by Henry Fereday, Fereday is a manufacturer of scales, specialized in medical an industrial weighing equipment.
Founded in 1948 by Vittorio Bertazzoni in Guastalla, Italy, Smeg is an manufacturer of upmarket domestic appliances.
Founded in 1958 by Niels Stellan Høm and Carton Madelaire, Stelton is a Danish design company, best known for producing stainless steel tableware.
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 1874 by Jacob Vollrath, the Vollrath Company is manufacturer of stainless steel and aluminum small-wares and equipment.
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 1881 as a glassworks, Iitala is a Finnish design brand specialized in design objects, tableware and cookware.
Founded in 1930 by Otello Marcato, Marcato is the leading manufacturer of pasta machines.
Founded in 1850 in Thiers, the capital for traditional fine cutlery in central France, SCIP is a manufacturer of cutlery and wine accessories.
Founded in 1888 by Karl Theodor Rösle, Rösle is a kitchen accessory manufacturer based in Germany. Rösle started out as an industrial roofing manufacturer and expanded into kitchen utensils prior to World War II.
Founded in 1925 by Armand Desaegher and Octave Aubecq, Le Creuset is a French cookware manufacturer best known for its enameled cast iron casseroles.
Invented in 1990 by Richard and Jeff Grace, the Microplane rasp started out as a new type of woodworking tool.
Founded in 1853, White Mountain manufactures the oldest and most iconic ice cream maker in the world. The distinctive bucket is made out of sturdy and sustainable New England Pine wood.
Founded in the 1950’s, Laboratoire Provendi has become famous with a single product, the wall-mounted soap.
Founded in 1898 by W.A. van Berkel, Berkel is the inventor and manufacturer of world’s first meat-slicing machine.
Founded in 1818 by Jean Louis Richard Pillivuyt, Pillivuyt SAS is a manufacturer of fine culinary porcelain and is considered one of the oldest and most prestigious porcelain manufacturers in France.
Founded in 1948 by Friedrich Kraus, Fashy makes the most iconic hot water bottle. Fashy was one of the pioneers in plastic consumer goods, and started out as a wholesale business dealing in rubber and plastic products.
In the 17th century in Normandy, peasants made fishing nets by hand. In 1860 these workers were organized and Filt was formed as a company.
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.
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 1951 by William and Argyle Campbell, Cambro Manufacturing is a globally known foodservice industry manufacturer.
Founded in 1853 by the miller Daniel Straub and the brothers Schweizer Metallwarenfabrik Straub & Schweizer, WMF is a German tableware manufacturer.
Founded in 1923, Westmark is a German brand of clever and practical kitchen gadgets and household articles.
Founded in 1944 by Peter Bodum, Bodum, Inc. is a tableware and kitchenware company, specialized in French presses, vacuum coffee brewers and double-walled beverage glasses.
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.
Founded in 1987 by Niels and Walter Peteri, sons of Quooker’s inventor Henri Peteri, Quooker is the manufacturer of the world’s first boiling-water tap.
Founded in 1908 by Melitta Bentz, a housewife from Dresden, Melitta is a Germany-based company selling coffee, paper coffee filters, and coffee makers.
Drip brewing is a method which involves pouring water over roasted, ground coffee beans contained in a filter. This method replaced the percolator.
Regarded as one of the best-known designers in Britain, David Rogerson Mellor (1930–2009) was an English designer, manufacturer, craftsman and retailer.
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 1887 in Effingham, Illinois by Conrad Boos, John Boos & Co. is one of the oldest manufacturers of premium quality foodservice equipment and butcher blocks in the US.
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 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.
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 1919 by Alfonso Bialetti as a metal and machine workshop to make aluminium products, Bialetti Industrie S.p.A, is a kitchen-ware company, famous for its aluminum coffee pot.
Educated at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Max Bill (1908-1994) was a Swiss architect, artist, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer and graphic designer.
Thor Bjørklund (1889–1975) was a Norwegian inventor best known for the invention of the cheese slicer. Apprenticed as cabinet maker, Bjørklund began to experiment…
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.
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.
Can openers date back to the 1820s – nearly a century after canned foods were first introduced. These early openers were basically variations of a knife.
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 1919 by The Hobart Corporation to produce stand mixers, KitchenAid is an American home appliance brand owned by Whirlpool Corporation.
Founded in 1830 in Villedieu-les-Poeles, Mauviel initially manufactured copper cookware for the hotel and restaurant markets in France.
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.
At the end of the 18th century, French inventor Nicolas Appert discovered the principle of modern canning. At that time, all preservation processes were expensive and allowed only partial preservation, which altered the product’s quality.
In 1922, Stephen Poplawski invented the blender by putting a spinning blade at the bottom of a container to make soda fountain drinks.
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.