Benham & Froud
Rediscovering classic culinary charm
London, 2020: Benham & Froud revives the fortunes of the British company, founded in 1785, that once made the ‘Rolls Royce of jelly moulds’, all stamped with a signature orb and cross.
The company was established in Chandos Street in 1785 as a coppersmith and brazier, and has a history that mirrors the rise and fall of jelly as a dish. In 1821, they made the replacement orb and cross for St Paul’s cathedral and adopted the famous sigil that marks the most remarkable historic copper jelly moulds of yesteryear.
Bompas & Parr started out as an artisanal jelly company in 2007. The initial aim was to launch a jelly product. Our first architecturally designed jelly mould was, by chance, St Paul’s Cathedral. Along the way the studio was positively distracted by many spirited culinary adventures. Now, through the launch of Benham & Froud, the true wobbly calling has been rediscovered.