When you are in the business of vintage, collecting is inevitable. In my personal collection, I have several Cathrineholm bowls and serving plates.
Cathrineholm was the name of a factory outside of Halden, Norway. They produced these iconic enamelware pieces from the mid-1950's through to the late 1960's.
The Lotus pattern is what I collect and is the most iconic and sought after by collectors like myself. The Lotus patten design was created by Arne Clausen in 1962. It is simple and easily recognized as Cathrineholm's best selling pattern.
Catherineholm enamelware has become increasingly more difficult to find. The pots, pans, and kettles, are lovely pieces as well. We have had many rare Cathrineholm pieces come through our doors over the years.
Personally, I have one condition to my collecting and that is that I must find a use for it. If I cannot use it, I do not collect it. This is how I prevent myself from becoming a hoarder! I do, however, find all the Cathrineholm pieces cheerful and fun to look at. They make a lively, bold, and bright backdrop to any kitchen space, whether you use them, or just admire them.
For those that prefer a more monochromatic look, the black and white pattern is both bold and striking.
- Jessica Zimmermann