Dutch company Rosti Mepal showed a giant Margrethe Bowl on its stand at the Ambiente trade show in Frankfurt last month, to commemorate the 60th year of the product’s launch.
Weighing around 40 kg and with a diameter of 1 metre, the bowl certainly drew visitors to the stand. It will now begin an annual tour of European retailers, as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations, including dates in the UK.”
The mixing bowl was designed by Sigvard Bernadotte, who was the uncle of the Danish Queen Margrethe II, and the Danish architect Acton Bjørn. They were commissioned to develop a series of ‘timeless mixing bowls which in shape, function and quality were to be unique’. The specified material was melamine.
In 1950, the first new bowl was produced and count Bernadotte asked for royal approval to call the unique series of bowls after his niece. He was granted permission in 1954, after which the Margrethe bowl was launched in three sizes in Denmark and abroad.
Today, the mixing bowl is still common place in many homes in Europe and throughout the world. The broad assortment now consists of on-trend coloured mixing bowls with capacities from 150 ml up to and including 5.0 litres.
During the past 60 years the range of Margrethe products has been extended to include dough scrapers, lids, whisks, pastry brushes, and most recently, the multi lid with integrated slicers and graters. This year an anti-splash lid will be introduced, as well as several sets in packaging to celebrate the anniversary.
Mistral Brands is the UK and Ireland agent for Rosti Mepal.