hey all share a passion for excellent workmanship, yet Faïencerie Georges, Porcelaines Jacques Pergay and Lègle have quite different styles. Dreamlike and offbeat for the first, contemporary and precious for the second, modern and elegant for the third; these three brands reflect how French design is constantly being reinvented and how it is both innovative and refined.
Faïencerie Georges or the art of presenting everyday fables
Their history has been manufacturing wall plates since 1898. Carole Georges and Jean-François Dumont are the fourth generation and have worked since 2010 under the watchful
eye of founder Emile Georges, developing motifs while preserving traditional techniques. They perfectly master the art of faience and hand-applied decoration, guaranteeing that each piece
Carole and Jean-François offer a humorous range, which is sometimes offbeat, and always poetic: a roadside pylon, a beach scene, a DJ in the middle of a set, an industrial wasteland, a
chalet lost in the snow, etc.
In 2018, Cri-Cri features a fairground ride, a sweet and tender mural folly, while mysterious octopuses are featured on Abyss.
Lègle: luxury and indulgence.
Generations of the Lebouc-Legrand family have worked in porcelain since the 1920s. Frédéric Lebouc, heir to this rich know-how and now at the helm of the Limoges-based porcelain manufacturer Lègle, has revamped the image of this family business by injecting it with a determinedly modern style.
With this in mind, Frédéric Lebouc decided to commission a young, talented designer for the first time this year. Having worked with several luxury brands, Axel Huynh, founder of the “Crazybaby!” design agency, joined forces with Lègle for an exceptional partnership.
For the 71st Cannes Film Festival, at “Villa AH” installed for the occasion on the Croisette, the designer previewed this first tableware collection which will be revealed to professionals at the
Maison&Objet exhibition in September 2018. Watch this space!
The purity of white by Porcelaines Jacques Pergay
White, pure and sensuous. Aurélie Pergay is heir to Manufacture Jacques Pergay, founded 25 years ago. It is a brand that strives for absolute perfection in hand-made porcelain. She believes that Limoges porcelain should be seen as a key part of French heritage.
The whiteness of porcelain, famous for its difficult purification process, has become, over time, Pergay's trademark. “When you work with porcelain, you know that a very pure white is difficult to obtain. The drawings decorating it are mainly there to conceal any imperfections”. And to reach such a level of excellence, nothing is left to chance. “All the production stages are done at our factory and supported by the 8 production staff: modelling, casting, finishing, baking in the pre-glazing kiln, enamelling, firing of the enamel and decoration”.
This long-term undertaking has paid off as the company has been awarded two exceptional labels: Entreprise du Patrimone Vivant ( EPV - Living Heritage Business) and the recent Indication
Géographique (IG - Geographical Indication).
The reputation of Limoges porcelain has been forged since the 18th century and is part of our history, just like in China and Japan where it is protected.