Portable radio

Founded in 1932 by Harry Roberts and Leslie Bidmead, Roberts Radio Ltd. quickly established a solid reputation for their high-quality portable radios.

Hat (beret)

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.

Coat stand

Born in Augsburg, Otto Blümel studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich and then took up painting.


Founded in 1920 in the United Kingdom, Falcon Enamelware has been an icon of British home life.

Vacuum cleaner

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.

Boots (casual)

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.

High chair

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 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.


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…

Pocket square

Simonnot-Godard was founded in 1787 by handkerchieves salesman Beaurain. It started out as a small handkerchief shop in Paris, near the Palais Royal.


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…