The vacuum jug
Cylinda-Line was a great commercial success. But after Arne Jacobsen’s death in 1971, further extensions of the line were impossible. Nonetheless, Stelton still needed new products - especially a vacuuml vacuum jug - as vacuum jugs were outcompeting more traditional coffee pots in the new and more relaxed coffee culture of the time. It was at this juncture that a young ceramicist and designer named Erik Magnussen stepped into the picture. He designed a vacuum jug that managed to distinguish itself from the Cylinda universe while remaining securely within it. ”The Stelton jug” soon became known for its functional rocker stopper which opened automatically as coffee was poured. The Stelton vacuum jug was also awarded the Danish ID Prize in 1977, and has gone on to sell more than 10 million units since 1977.