Madam Bla, Blue Madam discussion
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Madam Bla, Blue Madam
A giant coffeepot in Viborg, Danmark.
Cake tins for Copenhagen’s home baking in the 1880’s, “Madam Blå” for the home-brewed coffee in the 1930’s and oval cans for one of Denmark’s greatest export successes, ham. There is a common theme running through all these examples. The theme is quality, creativity and flexibility. Through 120 years Glud & Marstrand have proved that these qualities are important when a company aims at achieving and holding on to success.
Today, Glud &Marstrand is a modern and innovative company, which is improving its position on the world market. This is achieved by focusing on creativity, quality and long-term relationships.
Glud & Marstrand was founded in Copenhagen in 1879 when plumber, Poul Glud started producing metal goods for household use with hardware dealer Troels Marstrand.
The partnership quickly became a success and the company developed a broad range of items. Customers could choose from buckets, casseroles, petroleum lamps, heaters, stoves and much more. At the end of the 1880’s production was expanded to include tinplate toys. Among the early products the enamelled kitchenware with the GM logo became popular with the well-known ‘Madam Blå’ coffee pot leading the way – still a collectors item even in modern households.
In the 1950’s customers started to buy increasing amounts of metal packaging. The market grew, and following a period with several changes in the product range, company addresses and ownerships G&M took an important step into the growing market by beginning a technical collaboration with the American Can Company.
But it wasn't only the blue colour they made. Also a yellow serie, a pale-blue, creme cloured, green, white, orange and red.
Just take a look:
This pot in Viborg stands outside the coffee-factory Peter Larsens Kaffe in Viborg.The coffeepot is about 4m tall.
Last edited by sladys; 04-06-2008 at 06:07 PM.
Thanks a lot for the infos sladys
I posted the info here too:
Best Regards, Felippo