Their story starts in the early 1940 when a two-crown loan becomes the start of a lifelong partnership and friendship. In 1944, during the difficult times of the Second World War, Rolf Fahrenholtz and Stig Jørgensen founded Rosti. During and just after the war there was a shortage on many materials. After creating some products in Bakelite Rosti started to pioneer with melamine plastic from the US. This was a completely new production material for that time and a big adventure for the founders. It resulted in a new melamine plastic tableware collection; the production was kick-started and Rosti received its largest-ever order when the Danish Armed Forces discovered melamine plastic’s extraordinary durability and ordered melamine plastic plates for its food services. In the 1950’s Rosti was the only manufacturer of melamine plastic in Denmark.