Brilliance often strikes in times of desperation. Such was one brisk summer morning deep in the Bob Marshall Wilderness of Western Montana when our original designer, an avid outdoorsman and coffee connoisseur dropped and shattered his traditional glass French Press. Painfully struggling through his morning make-shift brew he vowed to invent the most indestructible, functional French Press on the planet. Soon thereafter, the Big Sky Bistro was born. This lightweight camping unit was the Press AND the mug, simplicity brilliantly coupled with functionality; the original French Press Mug.
Thus were the humble beginnings of what is today Planetary Design; an innovative company dedicated to providing, preserving and perfecting the small things that make life more enjoyable. The award-winning design team evolved the Big Sky Bistro into a line of nearly indestructible, stunning, stainless steel French press mugs and continued on to traditional Table Top French Presses, Drinkware and the new Airscape, a vacuum-seal storage canister.
Planetary Design's strength and success centers around cutting-edge innovation, commitment to using quality material, exceptional customer service and strategic partnerships.
Our corporate offices are still nestled near the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Missoula, Montana where our award-winning design team continues to improve on the French Press, French Press Mugs and other fine beverage and food related accessories.