Nambe was founded in 1951 in the Santa Fe region of New Mexico. Nambe's passion for good design happend with the discovery of proprietary metal alloy which they use to make most of their products today.
As a design company, Nambe is dedicated to delivering a timeless, simple beauty. Nambe's clean, sensual pieces promise high quality, low maintenance, and affordable luxury. Continually changing concept and design, functionality, and quality, Nambe is evolutionary.
Nambe's passion for good design has become a philosophy: Every piece we handcraft must have an undeniably beautiful structural and artistic integrity, making it a remarkably high-quality, functional item that impassions the beholder. The result is award-winning designs of exceptional craftsmanship and timeless beauty.
Nambe creates its products by heating the metal to over 1300 degrees Fahrenheit and then carefully ladling it into a handmade sand mold where it is then cast as one solid piece. Once each piece is set, they are then shaped, polished, and buffed passing through the hands of fifteen craftsmen.
Nambe was first discovered by prestigious stores such as Neiman-Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue and Bloomingdales. Museums soon after added Nambe to their collections and exhibits. Nambe metal pieces are now featured in over 20 museums worldwide and have received many awards.
Museums and Awards
Nambe has received several awards and has been shown in several museums all over the world.
Metal Products & Designs (Click to view)
In 2003 Nambe introduced their stainless steel flatware. With Nambe's unique flatware, such as the Luna Salad Servers, or the Wishbone 5 piece place setting as shown below, they are a great fit for any contemporary home. Also shown below is the Twist Salad Servers by Fred Bould.
Nambe's full-lead crystal was introduced in 2001. The most popular designer of their crystal is Karim Rashid designing things such as the Bopp Vase and the contemporary Planar Bowl. Shown below are the Twist Votive and the Spector Vase.
Nambe introduced their porcelain line in 2003. Some of their major selling designs are Butterfly and Spinnaker as shown below.
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