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30 May 2016
Creator of made-to-measure staircases: Escaliers Somme shows off its expertise
Straight or spiral, with or without ramps, in wood, stainless steel or glass: besides their obvious practicality and functionality, staircases must fit in perfectly with their surroundings and the style of the space that will house them. They must even match their owner. At least, this is Gilles Somme's the vision. A third-generation carpenter, he now heads up the eponymous company, labelled as a Living Heritage Company since 2015.
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09 March 2016
Guided tour of the Maison Garnier-Thiebaut
If you choose French quality for your linens, make sure you take a detour to Gerardmer in the Vosges where a number of still thriving businesses are determined to face the challenge of global competition. This is the case for the renowned Maison Garnier-Thiebaut, created in 1833 and labelled a Living Heritage Company since 2006. It now concentrates its production on the high end and it has kindly opened the doors of its workshops to us for a guided tour!
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16 November 2015
Spotlight on La Maroquinerie Philippe Serres
Philippe Serres might have become an international rugby player like some of his former classmates, who are also from Graulhet in the Tarn, but he preferred to defend French colours on another playing field. For 20 years in this small village, between Albi and Toulouse, he has managed the leather goods company founded by his great-grandmother. La Maroquinerie Philippe Serres (Kiplay Maroquinerie), has been labelled a Living Heritage Company since 2014.
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05 October 2015
Oliger, earthenware wood stove manufacturer since 1970
Let's warm ourselves by opening the doors to a unique Living Heritage Company.... the 100% French tiled woodstove manufacturer, Oliger. The company, founded in 1970 by Marcel and Annette Lantz, is today managed by their daughter Blanche. It is both guardian of expertise and a technical innovator, improving the performance of this heating system, which is at once clean and highly heat efficient but also decorative and customisable.
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