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FoundersPeter Bodum
Area served
Key people
  • Jørgen Bodum (CEO)
  • Rikke Tøgersen (Managing Director)
  • Chambord
  • Santos
Number of employees
500 (2001)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website
Coffee brewing in a Bodum French press.

Bodum, Inc., (also stylised BODUM and bodum) is a tableware and kitchenware company founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1944 by Peter Bodum. In 1978, the son of the founder and new chief executive officer, Jørgen Bodum, moved the company to Switzerland.[2]

Among the products Bodum markets are French presses, vacuum coffee brewers (the "Santos"), and double-walled beverage glasses made in China of borosilicate glass. The company has tried to register "French Press" as a trademark in several territories, but failed in the U.S., and had the trademark expunged in Canada in December 2012.[3]


  1. ^ "Bodum Design Group AG History". Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  2. ^ BODUM - visionary innovation for more than 60 years Retrieved: 2011-06-17.
  3. ^ Bodum Gets French Pressed by Federal Court In Trademark Dispute Canadian Trademark Blog. Retrieved: 2013-02-27

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