On the occasion of its 160th anniversary, Ladurée invited Gien to develop a whole collection of earthenware, for a tea time worthy of Marie-Antoinette !
The French culinary tradition
A true part of the heritage of French culinary tradition, Maison Ladurée is celebrating its 160th anniversary with a collection of tableware designed in collaboration with the faience factory of Gien. On one side, the Maison Ladurée. Originally a modest bakery opened in 1862 by Louis-Ernest Ladurée in the luxurious Madeleine district of Paris, Maison Ladurée is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year ! Over the years, the House has become a true essential Parisian institution. In addition to his expertise in the art of delicate macaroons, he is credited with inventing the French tea room…
Codes of the Pompadour Collection
On the other, the pottery of Gien, founded in 1821 in the Loire Valley and a jewel of French know-how ! It acquired her fame in the 19th century, by creating table services for the great aristocratic families of Europe but also the Orient Express! This collaboration brought together the common values of the two Houses: the French way of life, elegance and indulgence. We find there the codes of the Pompadour collection, decor rich in floral motifs and colorful. A poetic background mixing roses and violets, emblematic flowers of Maison Ladurée, structured by a double border of bouquets of wrapped roses and pearls, as well as a central bouquet, from the archives of the Faïencerie de Gien.