Posted 15/10/2018 : By: Ictc

The French Edition

This month, we’re celebrating the unique stories of five very different French brands that are renowned for their incredible products across the world. Each company has its own unique heritage & provenance that’s communicated through their expertly created products. From humble beginnings, crafting exceptional reputations for themselves, these brands have been passed down from generation to generation, preserving traditional values and craftsmanship. We take an in-depth look into what makes each of these brands so successful, exploring their compelling stories and diverse range of on-trend products that make them the front runners of their fields.


The Mr & Mrs Clynk collection encompasses “tradition” and “modernity” through a chic and elegant range of brushes. The collection, consists of a broom, a brush and a dustpan and is available in 5 colours, grey, faux black, cream white, sky blue and pink. It is part of the spirit of the previous collections: practical home accessories with a clean and contemporary design. These pieces are more than just a cleaning tool, they are an expression of interior aesthetic, a statement piece that you’ll want to proudly display. Each piece comes beautifully box and contains the metal dustpan & brush.

Dustpan & Brush 15x13cm


In 1890 Joseph Opinel designed his first pocket knife in Savoie, he created a tool that was as robust and functional as it was simple and beautiful. Today, that same pocket knife is an iconic design object! Instantly recognisable, imminently useful, and loved by generations. Designed to stand the test of time, Opinel knives and tools are made with Opinel’s original dedication to craftsmanship and quality.

1. The sharp blade with curved profile is in traditional Yatagan style, with a tab to enable easy unfolding of the blade. 2. Fixed ferrule for strength. 3. The round handle in varnished wood, for a safe and comfortable grip. 4. The rivet for holding the set. 5. The rotating shell to block the blade in the open or closed position.

No. 08 Knife
£13.50 RRP


From tumblers to champagne glasses, plates to sundae dishes, La Rochere Glassware has a style and product to suit everyone. Inspired by classic and modern trends each glass made by La Rochere has a unique and rich history behind it.

Whether you’re tempted by elegant, more elaborately decorated pieces such as the Amboise collection, or a more classic design such as the Perigord collection, there is a wide range of products to choose from. The glassware from La Rochere is also dishwasher safe, so not only will it sit beautifully in your home, it is also practical for everyday, busy lives.


The Pillivuyt factory produces and manufactures traditional and timeless porcelain to the highest quality. Equipped with state of the art production equipment, Pillivuyt cleverly blends centuries-old traditional craftsmanship with modern techniques to create perfect individual pieces to complement any table. To this day, signature items such as the lion’s head soup tureen are hand finished by experts, making them true one-of-a-kind collector’s items. All the products are fired at 1400 ̊C which makes them superbly versatile and able to withstand thermal shock. Suitable for oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher.


In 1830 in a Normandy village called Villedieu-les-Poeles located near Mont-Saint-Michel, Mr Ernest Mauviel established the Mauviel manufacturing company. Villedieu-les-Poeles (the City of Copper) has an 800 year heritage of copper manufacturing.Since the very early years, by offering the highest quality products, Mauviel has been a prominent feature in the professional and commercial markets. Today, Mauviel continues to offer the exceptional products that are unsurpassed in quality and design.Every day, 70 craftsmen cut, assemble, hammer, punch, polish, stamp and shape 1300 branded items.The hammering and manual manufacture of cult pieces such as fish kettle or braisers require know-how that is passed down from generation to generation within the factory. Its workers are masters in the art of cutting, hammering and polishing. Most of them have decades of manufacture experience. The factory does not count a single robot, which allows it not only to respond to tailor-made pieces, but also to be almost the only company to have as many choices of finishes to meet the demand of each customer.

And for nearly 200 years it has been offering the same quality for all its collections.

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