timeless. simple. functional. innovative.

Photo: Stelton

Scandinavian Minimalism

It all started with a stainless steel sauce boat: When Niels Stellan Høm and Carton Madelaire decided to start a company in the 60s, stainless steel dishes were en vogue in Denmark. Hence, they combined their first names to the brand and their sauce boat quickly became a success.

Peter Holmblad assured that this dish did not remain the last big hit of the company. As new managing director and step-son of Arne Jacobsen, he won his step-dad to turn Stelton into a design brand.

Arne Jacobsen’s Cylinda series of 1967 marked the beginning of an unusual design story that was continued successfully in 1977 with Erik Magnussen’s iconic insulating jug EM77. Today, these famous products are considered as embodiment of the classic, Danish style. At the same time, their design principle are deeply rooted in the company’s DNA.

A coherent design philosophy that continues the Scandinavian design heritage is part of the brand core and refines and evolves the brand. Accordingly, all later designs, among them ones by Norman Foster, Bernadotte & Kylberg and HolmbäckNordentoft, display four characteristic attributes: timelessness, simplicity, functionality and innovation.