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La Maison du Pastel

Manufacture of pastels
20 rue Rambuteau
75003 Paris

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La Maison du Pastel has been making pastels since 1720. To produce its pastels, the company has a vast stock of pigments and pastels gradually built up since it first began.

It has been using the same techniques since the 19th century: the mixing and composition of the pigments and rolling the pastels are all done by hand, and to create new products the company is planning to collaborate with a number of colourists and pastellists. The majority of professional pastel artists use its products and on occasion the company undertakes special orders. The pastels are sold in its shop, located in the centre of Paris, and by a few dealers that specialise in fine arts products. Some pastels are also sold in the United States.