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C. Hugo Pott

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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. 

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Carl Pott, c 1932
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Pott factory in Germany

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. 

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Pott flat­ware for Deutsche Lufthansa c. 1950s

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Pott 2722 flat­ware, orig­i­nally designed in 1955. Still in production today.

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. 

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Every C. Hugo Pott piece is hand­made at the Mono Manu­fac­tory in Germany. 

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.

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