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Thursday, April 25, 2024

#ChezPeachy #KeepingFranceonTop #MadeinFrance #FrancePeachy #Degrenne Since 1948 @degrenne_paris The BLOIS cutlery collection by DEGRENNE Is Highly Recommended by @ManhattanPeachy #PeachyDeegan #WhomYouKnow #LivingHeritageofFrance

Oooh la la Mademoiselle Peachy has discovered an old-world luxury brand new to her that you simply must discover for yourself: DEGRENNE.

Previously we have raved about their porcelaine and their teapot, and today we introduce the building block of the brand that started it all in 1948 with knives: Flatware, and namely, the Blois Flatware!  It's everything you want flatware to be: smart and beautiful.

The BLOIS cutlery collection by DEGRENNE is a classic and timeless reference, in the tradition of baguette cutlery, which reflects a discreet elegance and perpetuates the tradition of French tableware.  Ooooh la la indeed.  All flatware is crafted from 18/10 stainless steel, comprising 18% chrome and 10% nickel. This composition ensures exceptional durability and also strikes a gorgeous balance concurrently achieving high style and elegance on your table. Furthermore, this flatware undergoes meticulous hand polishing three times by the tremendously skilled artisans in their factory, resulting in an unmatched mirror finish. It's this attention to detail that has led some of the world's most prestigious luxury brands to entrust Degrenne with manufacturing their flatware.

From the table fork to the dessert fork, every item that moves from your plate to your palate is speared with style. Teaspoons, tablespoons, serving spoons, sauce spoons and spoons you might not even know of yet eagerly await your acquaintance. And the item that started it all in 1948 (read until the end to be enthralled by this brand's history), knives absolutely make the cut of excellence and Degrenne sets the standard with table knives, butter knives and so much more.  Just when you thought dinner couldn't get more exciting for Peachy Deegan, it has because she has now met Degrenne which makes everything taste better.
The "Living Heritage of France" certification, bestowed upon brands by the French Government for their role in projecting the essence of France worldwide, is an honor that is celebrated in the fine craftsmanship of Degrenne.

As one of the few remaining manufacturers able to claim the "Made In France" label, Degrenne stands firm in preserving the French savoir-faire in tableware amidst a landscape where competitors predominantly outsource production to Asia. If you know Peachy at all, for the last 15 years at every trade show she will ask the brand where they are manufactured, and Degrenne convinced us they share our vision for the world of excellence evidenced by their fine French quality manufacturing.

Degrenne products grace the tables of numerous French brasseries and bistros, as well as renowned Michelin-starred restaurants like Eleven Madison and Arpège, not to mention highly esteemed establishments that you would recognize. Degrenne sets the standard in their presence in some of the most refined dining destinations globally.

America and the rest of the world, it's time to make your dining table beautiful again.
Life is too short to eat with low performance silverware.

In 1948, Guy Degrenne, a young son of a goldsmith, harbored a keen interest in designing and crafting flatware. Amidst traversing the battlefields of Normandy, he pondered the potential of the abundant stainless steel from tanks. Eventually, he conceived the idea of repurposing these tanks by bringing them to his father's manufacturing facility, utilizing the armored stainless steel as molds for his inaugural flatware collection. Today, Degrenne continues to offer the original flatware line he created, aptly named "Normandy." Today Degrenne has three factories: one for the stainless steel flatware in Normandy, one in Limoges for its high end porcelain and one in Alfold, Hungary for its colored porcelain and stoneware.

DEGRENNE celebrates its industrial heritage and the know-how of these women and men who work like artists with the two materials at the heart of the brand's DNA: stainless steel and porcelain. Discover the Made in Limoges and Made in Normandy products; stay tuned for more excellence from this absolutely amazing fine French brand.

Their website tells us:

We embody the French art de vivre and we want to share the unforgettable experiences it creates; those we savour, those we look forward to, those we will remember.
For all those experiences when memories are made and traditions are passed on, DEGRENNE cultivates the art of elegant living.

Founded in 1948, DEGRENNE is a wonderful story of entrepreneurship, spearheaded by the dream of a silversmith enthusiast. Its visionary founder Guy Degrenne quickly understood the potential of stainless steel and embarked on a quest: to rethink the art of tableware by making silversmith creations available to more people.

For more than 75 years now, the clean lines and playful understated charm of DEGRENNE collections have been a feature on all kinds of tables, revealing the joy and sentiment found in every occasion.

Inspired by the revival of French gastronomy and the finely honed techniques of the country’s greatest chefs, these collections are also acclaimed by professionals around the world.

Building on French know-how, DEGRENNE first made a name for itself by producing steel cutlery in its silversmith workshops in Vire, Normandy, bringing life to majestic steel coils, forging and polishing exceptional pieces. DEGRENNE also manufactures its Expert culinary collection in Vire, benefiting from the factory’s embossing know-how.The brand’s know-how guarantees precision and expertise, and it uses those strengths to combine tradition and innovation in every element of tableware.

DEGRENNE also has porcelain manufactures in Limoges, which benefit from the Protected Geographical Indication label, and in Alföld, Hungary, where the expert hands of craftsmen passionately run the factories to create unique pieces.

Shapes and materials are crafted with particular attention to both aesthetic and functional requirements. To make the table a moment dedicated to gastronomic pleasures, from the simplest to the most elaborate, DEGRENNE imagines unique collections that embody excellence and that can be combined with one another.

By playing on combinations, contrasts, shapes, colours and materials, each dish finds its place harmoniously at the table.


The passion and know-how cultivated by all DEGRENNE craftsmen quickly transcend the factories walls.

The excellence pursuit and the well done work love characterize the House seduce and today make DEGRENNE an emblem of the French Tableware.

Proud to be recognized by the State as "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant", DEGRENNE maintains the creative spirit of its teams and preserves the excellence of these regional know-how, aware that these are its first wealth.

More than a label, it's a real honour to be part of this highly selective group, which helps to promote the expertise of 1,370 companies that are emblematic of French excellence both inside and outside France. Precision of gesture, mastery of unique manufacturing processes and exceptional quality of materials, our collections are recognised the world over for their "very high added value".

Together, let's continue to write this beautiful heritage story!

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