Bodum was launched in 1944 by Peter Bodum in Copenhagen, Denmark under the core philosophy of form follows function. The brand's first product was a vacuum coffee maker, which quickly became one of the most popular products throughout the '50s, '60s, and '70s for its unique yet timeless design. The iconic French press and coordinating tea kettle that followed further solidified the connation between Bodum and quality kitchen essentials. Today Bodum has grown into a global housewares brand, recognizable for its signature Scandinavian design aesthetic and modern appeal. It remains a family-owned and operated business led by Jørgen Bodum, the founder's son.