Carl Pott Cutlery

Carl Pott Model 22

Model 22 Stainless Steel Five Piece Placesetting by Pott from Amazon

Time for some cutlery history about a gentlemen named Carl Pott:

“A pioneer in modern table culture, Pott manufactures flatware of exceptional beauty, simple luxury and enduring value in sterling silver and stainless steel. Founded in Germany by Carl Pott, the brand has employed master craftsmen and artisans for more than 100 years, introducing its famed cutlery in 1932. Its iconic style marked by sculptural appeal and a lack of ornamentation, Pott is famed for its dedication to the perfection of aesthetically pleasing, functional products.

The roots of the Pott manufactory go back more than 100 years. The history starts 1904 in Solingen (Germany), where Carl Hugo Pott founded a workshop for the processing of damascened steel for the cutlery industry.

Carl Pott

While Carl Pott coined the whim­si­cal term ​“spoon­ery” for his flat­ware, the process of creat­ing his seem­ingly effort­less designs is calcu­lated. Master crafts­men apply a century of accu­mu­lated wisdom and skill in the produc­tion process, which for those humble spoons include more than 30 steps — and more than 90 for knives, hand­made of molyb­de­num and vana­dium steel alloy, with handles of quartz-sand for an exceptional balance.

Pott’s father, Carl Hugo Pott, founded the epony­mous work­shop in 1904; three decades later, Pott trans­formed the steel special­ists into true arti­sans, fash­ion­ing uten­sils of his own concep­tion through­out the mid-20th Century. He also commis­sioned collec­tions by fellow modernists includ­ing Hermann Gretsch, Paul Voss, and Josef Hoff­mann, all equally ergonomic and elegant.

Third-gener­a­tion crafts­man Hannspeter Pott joined the fold in 1985, keeping the spirit alive while initi­at­ing bold collab­o­ra­tions with Ljubisa Misic, Ralph Krämer, Stefanie Hengel and others. When the legendary Siebel family bought the company in 2006, Pott had won some 700 global awards and earned spots in the perma­nent collec­tion of insti­tu­tions like the Museum of Modern Art.”

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