In 1983, Gérard Pitance and Benoît Lafontaine joined forces to found Concept et Forme, a product design office.
In the early 1980s, industrial designer Gérard Pitance was looking for a fire to heat the house that he had decided to live in.
When he couldn’t find anything satisfactory on the market, he decided to design a product to fulfil his own criteria. The reactions from the people around him were so enthusiastic that he decided to market this model.
This very first Stûv already contained all the elements that make Stûv an innovative, different company: combining the pleasures of fire with an efficient heating system, an enclosed fire that also works as an open fire...
From Isnes to Bois-de-Villers, the team grew and the company began to take shape.
Launch of the Stûv 20, the first fire with a retractable door
2001: Stûv won the Prix du Président at the Concours Lépine
Launch of the Stûv 30, a stove with three functions
Launch of the Stûv 21, a worthy successor to the Stûv 20
Opening up to the French market
New 5,000m² factory in Bois-de-Villers
The company had more than 100 employees
Stûv was the E&Y company of the year in 2006.
Launch of the Research & Development department in Floreffe
Arrival of Jean-François Sidler as CEO
Creation of the first Stûv Stores, shops dedicated to Stûv products
Takeover of Dutch firm, Tulp, a gas fire manufacturer
Launch of the Stûv America, Stûv Helvetica and Stûv UK branches
Takeover of sheet metal company Ulis Design in Thuin (Belgium)
Launch of the Stûv P-10 pellet stove
Launch of the Stûv 22, a wood insert with a retractable door
Stûv won the Red Dot Design Award in the Product Design category for its Stûv P-10 pellet stove. The Red Dot Design Award is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. The panel of judges, made up of 41 international experts, was won over by the technological innovations, the clean design, the environmental aspects and the functions of the Stûv P-10.