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15 April 2013
Canvas, sunshine, creativity and know-how: Les Toiles du Soleil revives the authentic tradition of Catalan weaving
How about we pay a visit on Les Toiles du Soleil, the last remaining French supplier of canvas and heels for Catalan espadrilles and high-class canvas for deckchairs? The company, which obtained the EPV label in 2009, has bridged the centuries by giving a new face to its fabrics without losing their Catalan identity. Giving free rein to their imaginations and making use of their creative talent, the new owners have succeeded in preserving certain typical motifs and colours of Catalan weaving, while adapting them to current trends. Read on for details...
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02 April 2013
The faïence and enamels of Longwy: between tradition and modernity
Longwy, in the heart of Lorraine, in one of France’s great historic centres for pottery, is where the firm Faïenceries et Émaux de Longwy was founded in 1798. Today, many designers (among them Hilton McConnico, Garouste & Bonetti, Anne-Marie Beretta, Régis Dho and Jean Boggio) have brought their creativity to bear on its work. Let’s take a look around for a better understanding of this marriage between tradition and modernity.
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08 January 2013
Spotlight on the Manufacture d'Aubusson Robert Four
A new report to read on one of our excellent companies! The Manufacture d'Aubusson Robert Four tapestry factory, an EPV company since 2006, is one of the last remaining heirs of the Manufactures d’Aubusson tapestry factories, which was raised to the ranks of Manufactures Royales (royal tapestry factory) by Colbert in 1664. It represents over 80% of today's production of tapestries and Aubusson carpets in France and in the world.
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14 November 2012
Behind the scenes of La Cornue
Since it was founded in 1908, the family firm La Cornue has been making cookers and cooking ranges. It was awarded the EPV label in 2007.
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