Chantal is a premium kitchenware company whose innovative products are sold worldwide. All products are custom designed in-house. Extra attention is given to the form and function of each item to ensure a lifetime of beautiful use. Founder and CEO, Heida Thurlow, started her company in 1971 and has the distinction of being the first woman to found and manage a cookware company. Heida is a German-born mechanical engineer who holds more than 26 utility and design patents, both domestic and international.