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. In 1978, Peter’s son, Jørgen Bodum, moved the company from Copenhagen to company to Switzerland.
Their most iconic product is the Chambord French Press, designed in the 1950s. The French press was in fact invented by Italian designer Attilio Calimani in 1929, but it was Bodum who made this invention popular. The French press system is now seen as the simplest and ultimate way of brewing an excellent cup of coffee. The iconic Chambord is still produced the same way as the fifties’ original. Bodum also developed a vacuum coffeemaker, the Santos, launched in 1958 and also featured on Wikiconic. The Santos is seen as Bodum’s breakthrough product.
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