It all started with a chopping board. Twin brothers, Antony and Richard Joseph, grew up in a family with a long history of design and manufacturing. Originally set up by their grandfather in the 1930s, the family business specialised in the production of glass components and the brothers spent part of their summers working in the factory. In 1999, having both trained in product design, the twins embarked on their early careers What started out as a fun project soon became the seed of a new business idea. After early success with their bold, colourful designs their entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and, in 2003, the Joseph Joseph brand was born.
What quickly became a key foundation of the brand was a simple observation - many tasks around the home could be made much easier and more enjoyable with a little intelligent thinking. It was this problem-solving approach, and the ability to combine it with a distinctive design aesthetic, that created some of their most iconic kitchenware and has made Joseph Joseph one of the world’s most progressive houseware brands. The popularity and expansion of the brand has led to award-winning designs across chopping boards, kitchen tools and gadgets, food storage, cleaning, organisation, waste and recycling as well as bathroom accessories.