Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The history of Morsø Jernstøberi dates all the way back to 1853, when business graduate, N. A. Christensen, started his own iron foundry on the Limfjord island of Mors in Denmark. In the first few years, the small handful of employees manufactured everything from barn windows and memorial crosses to cooking stoves, pots and pans.
However, N. A. Christensen wasn’t your typical business man. With his well-honed talent for good business and his many creative and forward-thinking ideas, he succeeded in turning Morso into a leading cast iron foundry. Towards the close of the century, Morso cast goods were well-known, especially the popular solid fuel wood stoves and wood burning cooking stoves which had now become the company’s most important product.
At the turn of the 20th century, Morso began supplying wood burning heating systems to churches, schools and a number of public buildings, including the state railways and various ministries. And at the start of the 1900s, the popular imperial-style wood stoves found their way into the royal apartments at Amalienborg. In 1915, various wood stoves had already been supplied to the palaces at Amalienborg and to several other royal residences, and the company was therefore bestowed the prestigious title of Purveyor to His Majesty the King by King Christian X. Later, in 1969, the title was changed to By Appointments to the Royal Danish Court.
Always in front
When central heating and, therefore, radiators pushed solid fuel stove was out of fashion. Morso - once again- showed that it had its finger on the pulse, when the revolutionary open fireplace stove, the 1122, was launched. In so doing, Morsø opened up a completely new market and a completely new way of making life warmer, in two senses of the word.
Step by step, Morsø has led the way in wood stove design innovation and new ways of combining form and function; efficiency with beauty and comfort – and also in recent years with environmental awareness and respect. Today, Morso Energy Efficient Wood Stoves exports a wide choice of high performing wood stoves to 25 countries, irrespective of the climate – from northern Scandinavia to South Africa, from the USA and Canada to Australia and Japan.