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Maison Fey embarks on embossing stone

Maison Fey embarks on embossing stone

Through its 110-year history, leather crafts company Maison Fey has made a name for itself through the creation of leather desk tops, faux books and Cordoba leather mainly destined for the interior decoration market. Today, the Parisian atelier[…]

03/25/2021 | Crafts
Comité Colbert's Bénédicte Epinay: “The crisis has been a catalyst for French luxury”

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Comité Colbert's Bénédicte Epinay: “The crisis has been a catalyst for French luxury”

Bénédicte Epinay was named President & CEO of French luxury association Comité Colbert in December 2019, on the eve of the global health pandemic. One year on, the Comité is launching its first advertising campaign aimed at promoting the values[…]

La Rochère 1475 glassworks acquired by Tourres & Cie

La Rochère 1475 glassworks acquired by Tourres & Cie

Tourres & Cie, owner of Waltersperger, has purchased centuries-old French glassworks La Rochère 1475. The holding company, along with La Rochère’s co-investors, is looking to create synergies between the two historic glass specialists. Nearly[…]

03/03/2021 | Regional focus
Analysis: France’s perfumery glassmakers in crisis times

Analysis: France’s perfumery glassmakers in crisis times

As the health crisis continues to cripple the fragrance market, France’s luxury perfumery glassmakers are on the front lines. We spoke to executives from leading suppliers Pochet du Courval, Verescence, Stoelzle, Zignago Brosse and Waltersperger[…]

02/23/2021 |
Atelier Dynale: Lifting the veil on fabrics with soul

Atelier Dynale: Lifting the veil on fabrics with soul

Only a handful of workshops specialized in bespoke textile finishing remain in France, and Atelier Dynale, French Living Heritage certified since 2013, is one of these. Season after season, couture brands call on the Atelier’s unique raw[…]

03/11/2020 |
Waterford Distillery’s new whisky line promises traceability

Waterford Distillery’s new whisky line promises traceability

Ireland’s Waterford Distillery is gearing up to introduce the Single Farm Origin Series, its first whiskies, which the company describes as “individual farm harvests captured in spirit”. “Unlike nearly all industry players, which source generic[…]

03/05/2020 | Wine & spirits
Rouge Hermès: premium lipstick with an eco approach

Rouge Hermès: premium lipstick with an eco approach

It’s official: Hermès is launching its first-ever beauty collection in March. Rouge Hermès, a range of 24 refillable-format lipsticks and a small accessories collection, is the first step for Beauté Hermès, a nascent product family for the[…]

Guerlain personalizes bottles online with Hapticmedia

Guerlain personalizes bottles online with Hapticmedia

After its Rouge G lipsticks, Guerlain is delving into the online personalization of its primary packaging once again with Hapticmedia, French expert in 3D visualization. This time, it's the brand’s iconic bee bottle (produced by Pochet du[…]

12/19/2019 | FragrancePersonalization
Claepsidra brings a fresh approach to luxury candles

Claepsidra brings a fresh approach to luxury candles

Young French brand Claepsidra has launched its first collection of seven scented candles, a project whose creative aspect (visual identity, packaging...) was conceived and orchestrated by Paris-based Studio Marianne Guély. Formulated "as[…]

12/11/2019 | Lifestyle
3D printed bottles embody the spirit of Formula 1

3D printed bottles embody the spirit of Formula 1

Formula 1 is making its debut in the fragrance industry. As a preview of the 2020 launch, Formula 1 presented the perfume collection, sheathed in spectacular exoskeletons by designer Ross Lovegrove, this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Five[…]

12/05/2019 | DesignDecoration