Tableware and accessories from Hornvarefabrikken are made in their workshop in Bøvlingbjerg, Denmark using methods that have been tried and tested for more than 200 years. Everything is handmade with some aid from manually operated machines.
Hornvarefabrikken – The Hornware Factory – all started between 1807 and 1814 when during the Peninsular War a man named Knud Høj from Nees Parish was captured in England. While he was a prisoner of war he learnt the art of making spoons out of horn, when he returned to his native country he started a small production of hornware. Due to economic problems others were inspired to learn the craft as well as a secondary source of income.
One of the people who took up horn working was Hans Husted, he passed on the craft to his son, Peder Husted, who was born in Bøvlingbjerg. In 1931 Peder expanded the business with shoehorns and mustard spoons made to order, the foundation for Hornvarefabrikken had been laid.