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C. Hugo Pott
Innovative and timeless, the history of the Pott manufactory holds decades of family, imagination, and care.
The roots of the Pott manufactory began more than 100 years ago. In 1904 Germany, Carl Hugo Pott founded a workshop that processes damascened steel, the art of creating a wavy pattern by hammer-welding, for the cutlery industry.
In 1932, “Carl Pott” the son of Carl Hugo Pott joined the company and as brilliant flatware designer. Establishing the reputation for the successful Pott brand. In the course of a half century he created masterful and iconic flatware that continues to be ahead of it’s time.
In the 1950s, Carl Pott received a large order from Deutsche Lufthansa. Another large order was allowed by the Allies after the war, and they made the decision to have Pott flatware as the initial equipment for the passenger machines. This cooperation between Pott flatware and Deutsche Lufthansa lasted for 13 years.
Pott 2722 flatware, designed by Carl Pott was selected as the official flatware of the Olympic Village in Munich in 1972. Around 100,000 copies were produced, which offered an enormous circulation of the Pott brand. Carl Pott was sparked with the idea for this particular design while sitting under a chestnut tree and watching a leaf fall. The first design was the spoon, most easily relating to the organic shape of the leaf, and the other flatware pieces were derived from that initial design. Other flatware in the collection, like the double-edged knife, has less to do with nature and more with actual usage.
Throughout the 20th and 21st century, Pott has remained unconventional and classic. The craftsmanship of the C.Hugo Pott flatware collection is unlike any other, you will only buy it once, and will last forever. Have something worth handing down to the next generation.