Founded in Malaysia in 1885 by Yong Koon, the Royal Selangor pewter factory is based in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur with a workforce of more than 300 skilled craftspeople. During Yong Koon’s time items were mainly for ceremonial use then in the 1970s the company started exporting and diversified extending its business to the design, manufacture and marketing of precious jewellery and also hallmarked silver. Selangor Pewter became Royal Selangor in 1992 to reflect the royal endorsement from HRH The Sultan of Selangor and its diverse product offerings which had extended beyond pewter.
Renowned for its innovative pewter designs, Royal Selangor has taken pewter to a new level. Its designs have attracted the attention of an appreciative global audience. Among the many awards received include the Red Dot Award for Product Design from Germany’s Design Zentrum and the Japan G-mark for good design from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organisation.
Royal Selangor not only stays ahead of the curve with a strong design team that creates new collections yearly but also in delivering a wider selection to its customers collaborates with international talent such as Erik Magnussen who has designed a new collection infused with his creative hallmark.