Nambé

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Nambé
Private
Industry Retail
Founded 1951
Headquarters Santa Fe, New Mexico
Number of locations
7 stores (2016)
Products housewares, tableware, jewelry
Website www.nambe.com


Nambé (/nɑːmˈb/[1]) manufactures serveware, barware, home décor and gift items. The company was founded in the village of Nambé, a small town outside Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1951. Their signature eight-metal alloy whose major component is aluminum was developed in 1953 by Martin Eden, a former metallurgist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.[2]

Today the products are manufactured in India and China.[3] The alloy has the luster of silver and the solidity of iron. Nambe has a lower thermal conductivity than silver. Nambé does not contain silver, lead or pewter (a tin and lead alloy) and resists tarnishing. However, it is susceptible to discoloration or pitting with acidic foods. It is not recommended any food be stored in Nambe metal or held for greater than a few hours due to these concerns (not health). Because Nambé's alloy is a trade secret, the Nambé company does not divulge the rest of the formula. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared Nambé safe for cooking and serving.

The metal is often sand cast and polished to a high luster to create aluminum alloy products such as serveware, cookware, bowls, platters, trays, dishes, plates, napkin rings, candle holders, wine bottle holders, martini shakers and coasters.

Awards[edit]

The products below have been recognized by the design industry and received the following awards:

  • Ridge Coffee Pod Carousel by Alavaro Uribe
  1. 2014 - Good Design Award [4]
  2. 2015 - Red Dot Award [5]
  • Curvo All-Purpose Tongs by Steve Cozzolino
  1. 2015 - Red Dot Award [6]
  • Scoop Dessert Set by Karim Rashid
  1. 2014 - Platinum ADEX Award for Design Excellence [7]
  • Bulbo Standing Steepter by Lou Henry
  1. 2014 - Good Design Award [8]
  • Sway Mug Tree by Wei Young
  1. 2014 - Good Design Award [9]
  • Fruit Tree Bowl by Wei Young
  1. 2014 - Platinum ADEX Award for Design Excellence [10]
  • Paella Pan with Lid by Neil Cohen
  1. 2014 - Housewares Design Award Cookware & Bakeware Category [11]
  • Curvo Colander by Steve Cozzolino
  1. 2014 - Housewares Design Award, Countertop Kitchenware, Category Finalist [12]
  2. 2014 - Good Design Award [13]
  • Harmony Mezzaluna with Herb Chopper by Wei Young
  1. 2013 - Gold ADEX Award for Design Excellence [14]
  • Chirp Kettle by Steve Cozzolino
  1. 2013 - Best of the Best, Gold Housewares Design Award [15]
  • Gourmet Collection by Neil Cohen
  1. 2012 - Best Collection, Global Innovation Award for Design Excellence, International Home & Housewares Show Finalist [16]
  • Elbow Frame by Neil Cohen
  1. 2012 - Best in Category, Home & Outdoor Decor, Housewares Design Award [17]
  • Cradle Serving Bowl by Neil Cohen
  1. 2012 - Good Design Award [18]
  • Scoop Server by Wei Young
  1. 2011 - Gold ADEX Award for Design Excellence [19]
  • Coquille Wine Chiller by Lisa Smith
  1. 2010 - Gold ADEX Award for Design Excellence [20]
  • Morphik 2-Tiered Server by Karim Rashid
  1. 2010 - Platinum ADEX Award for Design Excellence [21]
  • Elbow Bud Vase by Neil Cohen
  1. 2009 - Good Design Award [22]
  • Contour Collection by Peter Stathis
  1. 2009 - Platinum ADEX Award for Design Excellence [23]
  • Twist Coaster Set by Lou Henry
  1. 2009 - Good Design Award [24]

Store Locations[edit]

Nambé has the following store locations:

  • New Mexico
  1. Santa Fe
    1. 90 Cities of Gold, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    2. 924 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    3. 104 W. San Francisco St. Santa Fe, NM 87501 [25]
  2. Old Mesilla
    1. 2109 Calle De Parian, Old Mesilla, NM 88046 [26]
  3. Albuquerque
    1. 8000 Paseo Del Norte, Suite B4, Albuquerque, NM 87122 [27]
  4. Taos
    1. 109 North Plaza, Taos, NM 87571 [28]
  • Arizona
  1. Scottsdale
    1. 15257 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 [29]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pronunciation shown on company's website.
  2. ^ "Nambé History". Nambé. 
  3. ^ "New Mexico's Nambe Ware Now Made Overseas". Manufacturing.net. 
  4. ^ "Alvaro Uribe Design Work". Alvaro Uribe Design. Alvaro Uribe Design. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nambé Designs Gain Red Dot Award Recognition 0". Gourmet Insider. Gourmet Insider. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Nambé Designs Gain Red Dot Award Recognition 0". Gourmet Insider. Gourmet Insider. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Namb_'s Skoop Dessert Set Honored With ADEX Award". Gourmet Insider. Gourmet Insider and ICD. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Good Design 2014". The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. The Chicago Athenaeum and Metropolitan Arts Press. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Good Design 2014". The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. The Chicago Athenaeum and Metropolitan Arts Press. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Nambe Fruit Tree Bowl". ADEX Awards. Archinterious/ADEX Awards. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "2014 Finalists and Winners". 2014 Housewares Design Awards. Housewares Design Awards and ICD. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "2014 Finalists and Winners". 2014 Housewares Design Awards. Housewares Design Awards and ICD. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Good Design 2014". The Chicago Arthenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. The Chicago Athenaeum and Metropolitan Arts Press. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Nambe Harmony Mezzaluna with Herb Chopper". ADEX Awards. Archinterious/ADEX Awards. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "2013 Best in Category: Cookware & Bakeware". Housewares Design Awards. Housewares Design Awards and ICD. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Nambe CookServ 12 Sauté Pan". ADEX Awards. Archinterious/ADEX Awards. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "2012 Housewares Design Award WInners Announced". Homeworld Business. ICD. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Nambe Cradle Serving Bowl". Best Crystal. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "Wei Young Design Work". Wei Young Design. Wei Young Design. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "Coquille Wine Chiller". ADEX Awards. Archinterious/ADEX Awards. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "Morphik 2-Tier Server". ADEX Awards. Archinterious/ADEX Awards. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  22. ^ "Elbow Bud Vase with Sil Orchid". Go Imprints. Go Imprints. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  23. ^ "Peter Stathis Awards". Peter Stathis. Peter Stathis. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  24. ^ "Good Design Nambe". Design that Sells. A2 Inc. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  25. ^ "Company Stores". Nambé. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  26. ^ "Company Stores". Nambé. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  27. ^ "Company Stores". Nambé. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  28. ^ "Company Stores". Nambé. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  29. ^ "Company Stores". Nambé. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 

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