Iconic Kähler Design
“Kähler represents Nordic design and gastronomy, coupled with the great respect for its more than 175-year-old heritage and tradition - a brand universe in which all are welcome, where the emphasis is on authentic experience.”
The story of one of Denmark´s most popular home and kitchenware brands, Danish ceramics company, Kähler, began in 1839 when the Holstein potter Herman J. Kähler opened up a small ceramics workshop in the city of Næstved, Denmark. His son, Herman A. Kähler came to take over in 1875, resulting in the ceramics company taking off with speed. The company has for generation created cases, dished, pots and kitchenware, and many of the items are now considered design icons and have become collectors’ items. One item that you´ve most likely have heard of is the iconic Omaggio vase.
After being family-run for four generations, the last generation of the Kähler family left the company in 1974, but the brand has continued to grow and following the trends of the time with interpretations in a contemporary light. Many of the items are being shown in exhibitions and museums all over the world, being internationally celebrated for its expertise and standout designs. The brand has certainly left its mark in the world.
“A hundred years ago, highly respected artists such as Thorvald Bindesbøll, Svend Hammershøj and Kai Nielsen explored ceramics at Kähler. Today, Louise Campbell, Bjørn Poulsen and Jeanette List Amstrup carry on the tradition – with the ambition of bringing art to the people.”
A number of women have played an important role in the brand, always releasing the products with the renowned HAK-signature at the bottom, which stands for Herman A. Kähler, who was the favourite son of his founding father. Herman was the artistic leader of the workshop, and the well-known HAK logo is the obligatory logo on the base of all the Kähler pieces.
The iconic brand is now being sold in countless stores and online stores across the world. But to get that historic feeling, make a visit to their flagship store in their famous workshop in Næstved, Denmark. The old building has been attentively renovated, allowing you to get a feel of the history in the old rooms where some of the most renowned artists challenged ceramics. Get a feel of the 175-year-old famous tradition.
To see more of Kähler go to www.kahlerdesign.com
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