“We just wanted to create something beautiful without thinking about what the current trends were. Thankfully, many people seem to agree with our taste,” Susanna Theander, one of Sthål’s founders, reminisces. The Swedish ceramics company was founded in 2011 by Theander and her business partner Helena Åkesson-Liedberg. Both have a background in design as well as a shared passion for food enjoyed in great company. Having both worked with ceramics as a hobby, the duo realised a career change was due and decided to take the leap and create their own collection of tableware.