Sambonet pots and kitchen accessories made from terracotta
The history of the Italian manufacturer Sambonet already begins in 1856. Giuseppe Sambonet is born as the son of a nobleman in Vercelli. After completing his studies of fine arts, he is given the patent as a master goldsmith and founds the company of Giuseppe Sambonet.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Sambonet is the official jewellery supplier of many noble families including the Duchess of Genoa and the Count of Turin. Despite these traditional values, the Italians have always been innovative: In 1932, Sambonet takes up the operation of a production facility in the industrial scale and increases the production substantially. Six years later, the Italian company developed an innovative method for the production of stainless steel flatware and the silver plating of steel.
Designer products for table and kitchen
In 1947, Sambonet starts the production of knives and blades made of stainless steel with a proprietary technology.
In 1956, Sambonet conquers the international market: Among 53 competitors the family-owned company awards the contract for producing a ceramic series for the Hilton Hotel in Cairo, Eqypt – and thereby, Sambonet enters the the global stage.
Since then, more and more internationally known designers created products for Sambonet. Many of these products made it into art museums such as the MoMA in New York City, or won significant prizes, including the Compasso d' Oro.
Today, Sambonet is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality designer goods for table and kitchen, both for personal use and for the catering and hotel sector. Including the well-known pot series Sambonet Terra.Cotto.
By now other brands, including the German tradition manufacturer Rosenthal belong to the listed company.
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