There are some iconic styles which never seem to go out of fashion and the Aga is one of them. It first entered our homes in 1929 and has succeeded in making itself relevant, stylish and desirable ever since. But did you know that it was invented by a Swedish Nobel Prize winner?
The Aga was the brainchild of Dr. Gustaf Dalen who was left blind by an unfortunate explosion when working on an earlier invention. Housebound, he had time to notice just how much domestic work his wife seemed to be burdened with: carrying fuel to all the heaters, boiling water for the laundry and personal hygiene, drying clothes in the damp weather of Sweden, ironing cooking, baking – etc. Her constant business left very little time for her to spend with him so, motivated by the need for a little more ‘us’ time he came up with the Aktiebolaget Gas Accumulator in 1922 – a magic kitchen appliance which could deal with all the above in one splendid contraption. The Aga’s universal appeal was guaranteed and the company has never looked back – and I hope Dr D. got to spend more time with his wife.Subscribe to our blog