Nambé. What's in a name?
Nambé possesses a certain mystique. Partly
its their name and connection
to the landscape, culture and history of their origins. Nambé (pronounced
nom-BAY) was christened for a tiny village near Santa Fe in Northern New Mexico
where the company was founded in 1951.
But there's more to it, this mystique, which
makes Nambé the "lifestyle" brand valued by people who love simple, elegant
designs and love to share them with others.
The most distinguishing characteristic of
Nambé is that the company is devoted as passionately to form as it is to
function. Nambé products are created with two primary objectives:
functionality and elegance. “Dedicated to Design” has been their guiding
principle in the design and production of every Nambé original.
Nambé has established and constantly refines
a “design vocabulary”, and within those parameters they offer their designers
free rein. Frames range in style from organic to
man-made; from ancient forms to
In every state of Nambé’s development they
have searched out America’s finest product designers. Their visionary artists
represent a wide range of influences and styles. Many of their artists are
already recognized as major influences in the design world, while others are
being closely watched as exciting new stars.
Early on, discerning buyers and customers of
prestigious stores like Neiman-Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and
Gump’s discovered Nambé. Museums added Nambé to their collections and exhibits.
For its beauty, quality and heirloom value, Nambé became a favorite gift,
especially for brides. The collection grew and became a world brand.
Care & Use
Hand-wash your Nambé metal with mild soap,
a soft sponge and water. Dry immediately with a soft clean cloth. Not
recommended for the dishwasher. Never leave Nambé in standing water.
Use care when placing heavier Nambé pieces on
Nambé Polish with 0000 steel wool may be used
on bowls, platters, plates and casseroles. Do not use the Polish or steel wool
on any other Nambé items. Window cleaner and a soft cloth may be used for light
cleaning. Silver or other metal polish is not recommended for Nambé items.
Should you care to have your Nambé metal
re-polished, contact the Nambé customer service department for details at
Each Nambé piece goes through a series of
shaping, grinding, buffing and polishing steps. Slight imperfections found on
Nambé’s brilliant finish is characteristic of the sand-casting process, and
since Nambé is handcrafted, no two pieces are exactly alike.
Crystal is a fragile material and requires
Displaying in sunny windows for extended
periods is not recommended. Hot water or sudden temperature changes may cause
piece to break.
To wash, use very warm water - not hot - and
any kind of detergent that is free of abrasives.
Hand dry immediately with a soft cotton cloth
to prevent spotting.
Window-cleaning liquid or rubbing alcohol can
be used to clean any of the crystal pieces.
If a chip is discovered, take your piece to a
local crystal shop or crystal engraver for sanding.
Removing stains: Swirl a handful of uncooked
rice in a solution of lemon juice or vinegar and warm water to remove residue
inside a decanter or vase.
Tougher stains: Try warm water with a denture
cleaning tablet, allowing it to soak.