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Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik WMF

WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik) is a German tableware manufacturer which was founded in 1853 by Daniel Straub in Geislingen an der Steige a town in Southern Germany. WMF was originally called Metallwarenfabrik Straub & Schweizer and was opened as a metal repairing workshop. Through mergers and acquisitions, by 1900 they were the world’s largest producer and exporter of household metalware, mainly in the Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) style, designed in the WMF Art Studio under Albert Mayer, sculptor and designer, who was director from 1884 to 1914.