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Niels Wittus

Design Entrepreneur


In 1978, Niels Wittus, a native of Denmark, and his wife Alyce began their company in the Westchester County town of Pound Ridge, NY. Combining a love of his native homeland and the desire so many immigrants come to this country with (the pursuit of the American Dream) Niels created a company dedicated to importing fine European stoves.

Modeled on the traditional European design: a baking compartment above, a firebox in the center, and wood storage below, designer Bent Falk created the first stoves in the late 1960s. They quickly became well loved in Denmark for their beautiful design, superior craftsmanship, and high efficiency as heating units. Wittus has continued to grow and select a family of quality products with state of the art burning technology.