Founded in 1971 by German-born entrepreneur Heida Thurlow. Trained as an engineer, Ms. Thurlow has the distinction of of being the first woman in the US to launch and run a cookware company. She has received numerous design and utility patents for teakettle and cookware design and innovation. Chantal was the first to bring dramatic color, tempered glass lids, and stay cool handles to the kitchenware marketplace and continues to dedicate itself to the creation of innovative products that bring elegance to the home. When not focused on product innovation, Chantal strives to find ways to give back through cause marketing efforts and through the Chantal Foundation.