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 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.

Mortar & pestle

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.

Garlic press

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.

Ice cream maker

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 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.

Hot water bottle

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.

Stemware (classic)

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.

Mixing bowl

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.

Serving tray

Founded in 1951 by William and Argyle Campbell, Cambro Manufacturing is a globally known foodservice industry manufacturer.

Salt & pepper pots

Founded in 1853 by the miller Daniel Straub and the brothers Schweizer Metallwarenfabrik Straub & Schweizer, WMF is a German tableware manufacturer.

Teapot (black tea)

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.


Regarded as one of the best-known designers in Britain, David Rogerson Mellor (1930–2009) was an English designer, manufacturer, craftsman and retailer.

Milk glass

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.

Butcher block

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.

Measuring cup

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.

Paring knife

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.

Cheese slicer

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…

Milkshake maker

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.

Oil & vinegar dispenser

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 opener

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.

Soda glass

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.


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.


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.