Founded in 1932 by Harry Roberts and Leslie Bidmead, Roberts Radio Ltd. quickly established a solid reputation for their high-quality portable radios.
The beret knows a long history. Bearn shepherds first hand knit the beret and felted the wool to protect themselves against the harsh sun and cold winters.
Born in Augsburg, Otto Blümel studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich and then took up painting.
Founded in 1939 by Holger Nielsen as a metal workshop, Vipp is the manufacturer of the most iconic pedal bin.
Peter Behrens (1868-1940) was an influential architect and designer who combined art, industry, and technology to create objects for everyday use.
Founded in 1923 in Beaune, in the Burgundy region of France, Bourgogne et Grasset make the benchmark casino chips.
Founded in 1929 in Smethwick, AGA Heat Ltd. was the first manufacturer of the famous AGA stove.
Established in 1894 by John Barbour in South Shields, J. Barbour & Sons Ltd. is a luxury fashion brand of weatherproofed outerwear.
Founded in 1920 in the United Kingdom, Falcon Enamelware has been an icon of British home life.
Founded in Denmark in 1906 by Peder Andersen Fisker and Hans Marius Nielsen, Nilfisk originally produced electrical engines for ventilators, kitchen elevators and other appliances.
Founded in Massachusetts by Charles H. Alden in 1884, the Alden Shoe Company manufactures classic gentlemen’s footwear. Alden stands for traditional, custom shoemaking at its finest.
The Aluminum Group series is a line of furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1958.
Originally designed by Globe Canvas/De Martini in New York, the messenger bag originated in the 1950s
Designed in 1972 by Norwegian designer Peter Opsvik for Stokke, the Tripp Trapp is an ingenious highchair that revolutionized the children’s chair category.
The Lola Company history dates back to 1857, when Paul Schmidt founded a brush factory, A. Schmidt & Co.
The glassmaking company of La Rochère, in France’s Franche-Comté, has been making traditional French glass ware since 1475 and is the longest continuous running glass factory in Europe.
Launched in 1807 by Andrew Pears, Pears transparent soap is the world’s first mass-market transparent soap.
Founded in 1830 by five artisans from Faymont, De Buyer is a French cookware manufacturer for professional and serious gourmet consumers.
Invented in 1755 by Dr. Julien Botot for King Louis XV of France, Botot is considered the world’s first toothpaste.
Estwing Manufacturing Company was founded in Rockford, Illinois, in 1923 by Swedish immigrant Ernest O. Estwing…
Founded in 1911 by Walter Martiny, Superga is one of the first footwear manufacturers to produce rubber-soled footwear.
Peugeot has been making pepper, salt and coffee mills for longer than it has been making cars…
Designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958 and manufactured by Louis Poulsen, the Artichoke grew out to become…
The game of chess has a history that spans over 1500 years. Chessmen appear in all sorts of shapes and sizes…
Founded in 1931 by Alfred Neweczerzal, Zena focussed mainly on the development and production of kitchen helpers…
Simonnot-Godard was founded in 1787 by handkerchieves salesman Beaurain. It started out as a small handkerchief shop in Paris, near the Palais Royal.
Based in Northampton, England, and founded in 1890, Edward Green makes the finest shoes in the world ‘for the discerning few’.
Starting as a manufacturer of raincoats in a basement on the Lower East Side since 1913, Irving Schott…
Founded in 1858, and specialized in sportswear, riding attire and liveries, Knize grew out to become the house tailor of the Royal and Imperial Court.
Trained as a craftsman in wrought iron, Jean Prouvé opened his own workshop ‘Ateliers Jean Prouvé’ in 1923…
Coccoina is a non-toxic glue paste made from natural ingredients with the reminiscent smell of sweet almonds…
The most formal way of drinking tea is without any doubt the Japanese tea ceremony, a ceremonial preparation and presentation…