The French Press was their first big product launch under Jørgen's direction, and the company used it to market their modern, functional aesthetic. It was so successful that for a long time it was really the only thing we associated with Bodum's product line. But since the launch of that first French press, they've been slowly and steadily building their collections, adding small kitchen electrics, textiles, cookware, glassware, and storage goods.
Most lines are very affordable, although we've noticed that prices have risen slightly over the last few years as designs become a little more sophisticated. For instance, Maxwell really loves their double-walled glass mugs, a line which they've been slowly improving. At $30 for a pair, they're not cheap, but they're also not astronomically priced.
They used to have a flagship store in Manhattan, but have since closed it and focused instead on e-commerce and placing their products with major American retailers.
• 6 Barcelona Flatware, $100 for 16 pieces
• 7 Yokhi Glass Storage Jar, $8
• 8 Pavina Porcelain Cups with Silicone Strip, $10
• 9 Bora Bora Double Wall Glass Tea Pot, $150
• 10 Columbia Sugar and Creamer Set, $35
- Founded: 1944
- Founded by: Peter Bodum
- Headquarters: Luzern, Switzerland
Founded in 1944 by Peter Bodum, the family owned company has grown from a small Danish design wholesaler into an international powerhouse for good, simple, practical household design.
Around the Web
- Bodum's New BBQ [Apartment Therapy Chicago]
- Our New Favorite Mug: The Bodum Bistro Latte Cup [Apartment Therapy New York]