The Daum Company was founded by Jean Daum (1825 – 1889). He was a financier of the company when it had another name, “Verrerie Sainte Catherine”; Jean Daum took control before it failed.
His sons, Auguste and Antonin, soon joined him in the business, and they worked with major artists such as Gruber, Bergé, Schneider and Watler who introduced the pâte-de-verre technique.
Another complex technique developed by Daum is called intercalary decoration which was patented by Daum in 1898.
In 1909 Paul Daum became the new director of Daum Frères, and in the 1920s, Daum produced the majority of its art deco items.
During the 1920s, Michel Daum, son of Antonin Daum, started to work as an engineer , but after Paul’s death he took over his function as chief designer.
In 1965 Michel retired and Jacques Daum became president of the company.