Gaggenau Hausgeräte

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Gaggenau Hausgeräte
Gaggenau Home Appliances
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
ProductsHome appliances
ParentBSH Hausgeräte
BSH Home Appliances

Gaggenau Hausgeräte (en: Gaggenau Home Appliances) is a German manufacturer of high-end home appliances.[1] The company won at the 2008 IF Design Awards in every category in which it had nominations.[2]


1683 to 1991[edit]

Gaggenau Hausgeräte is currently a popular German brand that manufactures primarily domestic appliances. The company was founded in 1683 in Black Forest, (Germany) by Markgraf Ludwig Wilhelm. In 1873 Michael Flürscheim became the company’s CEO, and affiliated Gaggenau Hausgeräte with the German railway network. In 1879, the inventor and entrepreneur Theodor Bergmann joined the company, which he expaned through a range of products. In 1893, Bergmann left the company and the company started focusing production on bicycles and cast products under the brand name Badenia.[3]

1991 to 1998[edit]

From 1991 to 1998, Timothy Jacob Jensen served as Gaggenau Hausgeräte’s chief designer, creating and developing a range of products including ceramic hobs, built-in ovens, extractor hoods, dishwashers, washing machines, and tumble dryers. A number of these products received awards, primarily in Germany. These include the EB900 Built-in oven and CK494 Glass ceramic hob. In 1995, Gaggenau Hausgeräte was acquired by Bosch-Siemens Hausgeräte (BSH Hausgeräte).[4]

1998 to present[edit]

Gaggenau has been a subsidiary of Munich-based BSH Hausgeräte (en: BSH Home Appliances) since 1995. Under the brand name Gaggenau, the Gaggenau company and BSH manufacture the following products:[5]



Most of Gaggenau products are produced in France (at the Lipsheim factory) or in Germany.


  1. ^ (in German) (Google translation (in English))
  2. ^ Gaggenau scoops iF design awards pool
  3. ^ Landesarchivdirektion Baden-Württemberg, Landkreis Rastatt und Landesmedienzentrum Baden-Württemberg (Hrsg.): Kreisbeschreibungen des Landes Baden-Württemberg – Der Landkreis Rastatt. Jan Thorbecke Verlag, Stuttgart 2002. Band 2, ISBN 3-7995-1364-7, S. 60 f.
  4. ^ "Designer Living: Timothy Jensen's family fortress on the edge of a fjord". The National.
  5. ^ products

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