Stelton represents a very special view of the world around oneself - we call it "a Stelton state of mind": to believe in surprising, innovative, clearly functional and high quality Scandinavian design.
Stelton was founded in 1960 with the purpose of selling stainless steel hollowware like platters, salad bowls etc. A design policy was formulated in 1964 when the then administrative director Peter Holmblad established a cooperation with the leading Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen. The basic idea was to create a true line of tableware where correlation of design between the individual items would always ensure harmonious table settings. The result was the now famous Cylinda-Line which was launched in 1967 and immediately attracted considerable attention for its serene and functional design.
The company rapidly grew due to the success of Cylinda-Line in Denmark and on export markets. After Arne Jacobsen´s death in 1971 a cooperation with the young designer Erik Magnussen, well-known for his work for Danish porcelain manufacturer Bing & Grøndahl, was established. His first creation for Stelton was the stainless steel vacuum jug with the unique rocker stopper, which was introduced in 1977 - the best-selling article so far in the history of the company.
Since then Erik Magnussen and Stelton have developed an extensive range of table top items in stainless steel and ABS plastics, i.e. salad bowls, teapots, serving trays, serving utensils and cutlery. The new 2000 series consists of serving tray, sugar, creamer, jam pot and two sizes of canisters.
Three times Stelton has been awarded the "ID-prize" by the Danish Design Council and a number of Stelton products are exhibited in a.o. The Museum of Modern Art and The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Victoria & Albert Museum and British Museum, London; Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Munich and Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen.
In the beginning of 2004 the ownership situation changed, now with the majority stockholder Michael Ring as the head. New objectives for the modernisation of Stelton were announced. Stelton should continue to stand for innovative and practical Scandinavian design – in consideration of the highest quality. Based on this idea, the product development is going to be raised dramatically in the next years. New designers are going to help to lead the design company into a new era.
The sales department and the showroom are located in one of the most innovative and creative areas of Copenhagen – Christianshavn. This production is situated in Fårevejle, about 100 kilometres from Copenhagen.
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