When King Karl IX wanted to implement his long held plans for a Swedish brass industry, the choice fell on a town where water and charcoal was available as well as a nearby copper mine. Today, over four centuries later, the company still resides in the very same place in the town of Skultuna.
The first master braziers were called in from brass foundries in Germany and the Netherlands. They brought the technique to make large brass objects. At the end of the 17th century, processes and work methods were standardized. This was the foundation for what we call industrial design today.
Production at the factory in Skultuna has continued in an unbroken line since 1607, making it one of the oldest companies in the world and while still a purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden, nowadays the company works with contemporary designers like Richard Hutten, Folkform, Luca Nichetto or Claesson Koivisto Rune.