About Gense


The name Gense is an abbreviation of Gustaf Eriksson NySilverfabrik Eskilstuna. AB Gense, one of Scandinavia’s largest producers of premium quality cutlery in silver and stainless steel, was founded in Eskilstuna, Sweden in 1856 by craftsman Gustaf Eriksson and thus bears more than 165 years of tradition and craftsmanship.


Gense is founded in Eskilstuna by
Gustaf Eriksson


The company produces tiled stove doors
and coffee roasters

Gense founder Gustaf Eriksson from Eskilstuna


Gense begins production of nickel and silver items, including coffee tableware and candlesticks


Production of tableware and cutlery begins


The first design collaboration is initiated with Viking Göransson

Gense cutlery and tableware production in 1885


Gense takes part in the Stockholm Exhibition, an exhibition of architecture, design and handicrafts considered a milestone for the establishment of functionalism in Scandinavia


The first stainless steel cutlery is produced


The first designed cutlery in stainless steel, Thebe, is launched

Gustaf Erikssons metallfabrik


Gense takes part in H55 in Helsingborg, an international exhibition of architecture, design and crafts, and receives great acclaim for its stainless steel products

Folke Arström designs the award-winning Focus de Luxe collection, listed by the New York Times as one of the “100 best-designed products in modern times”

Thebe cutlery ad 1955


Gense is appointed Purveyor to the Court of Sweden


Nobel cutlery is designed by Gunnar Cyrén for the 90th anniversary of the Nobel Prize

Gense Focus De Luxe cutlery


New silver cutlery is launched for the first time in over 30 years, CPB 2091, designed by Carl Philip Bernadotte


Ehra cutlery is designed for Stockholm’s Nationalmuseum by the acclaimed Note Design Studio

CPR 2091 Gense cutlery


Norm cutlery – designed by Jacob Jensen Design –
wins the international Red Dot design award in the
2022 Product Design category

Red dot design award winner 2022

EHRA Gense cutlery

Purveyor to the
Royal Court of Sweden

Gense received the title of “Purveyor to the Court” from the King of Sweden in 1982. To be a purveyor to King Carl XVI Gustaf means that the company represents the absolute best in Sweden in the industry. It is visible proof that our products are of the highest quality.

An organised system for appointing royal purveyors was introduced in the early 1800s, and today it is an essential and valuable tradition that the Swedish monarch continues to maintain and develop. An appointment as a royal purveyor is a coveted privilege. “Purveyor to the Court” is an honorary title that is also considered a mark of quality. Today, very few companies have been chosen for this honour. About 130 Swedish companies currently hold the title of purveyor to the Swedish court. We are very proud to be one of them.

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