Peter Holmblad (born 1934), previous export manager, CEO and owner of Stelton, is a key figure in Stelton’s history. Between 1963 and 2004, he was responsible for Stelton’s transformation from a production company of common, stainless steel serving dishes and bowls to a well-established and respected design company.
Peter Holmblad is also a skilled designer with a strong commercial
understanding and an eye for detail. Among other things, Holmblad is the creator of the well-known flower watering can as well as the Original series consisting of the well-known cheese slicer and the perfect bar equipment. Peter Holmblad’s products adhere to the very same design principles that Stelton is known for today: Aesthetic, simple and function design.
In 1964, after several attempts, Peter Holmblad managed to convince his stepfather, architect Arne Jacobsen, to design a new coffee and tea service in stainless steel. This resulted in the famous Cylinda-line, which won the ID award in 1967. The design collaboration marked the beginning of a new era for Stelton.
After Arne Jacobsen's death in 1971, Peter Holmblad engaged the potter Erik Magnussen as a new house designer, and Stelton has since collaborated with a long list of Danish and international designers and architects.