Johann Stanislaus Nepomuk Kühn was born on 13 November 1819 as a son of caretaker in Vienna where he also completed his apprenticeship as a silver smith.
As an apprentice and journeyman, he met and married his great love, and founded a gold- and silver smith manufacturer in Schwäbisch Gmünd in 1860.
His sons Emil and Gustav subsequently took over their father's successful business and renamed it Gebrüder Kühn.
In 1900 the company gained international prestige, winning a silver medal in tableware at the Paris World Fair.
In 1911, they received the Grand Prix for functional design at the International World Expo in Turin. In 1918 the factory had 300 employees.
The silver manufactory was taken over by Sonja Quandt 1984.
In 2014, she decided to give the manufacturer a brand name.
We have been working on the further development of silver ever since, and each piece is hallmarked SQ or Q.
Since Johann Stanislaus Nepomuk Kühn, the silver manufacturer has remained faithful to the principles of durability and first-class quality for over 150 years.