Manufacture des Emaux de LongwyFaïencerie, Longwy, France
Handcrafted in France. In a celebration of craftsmanship and manufactoring traditions, we tour each French region to bring you our curated selection of exceptional homeware, gifts and collectibles.
Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) is an official certification recognizing living heritage companies for rare craftsmanship based on rigorous qualification criteria.
The long history of the Manufacture des Emaux de Longwy began in 1798, and they were soon creating magnificent commissioned pieces for the Imperial Houses of the Legion of Honor. When Japanese-style art became fashionable in the mid-19th Century, the famous Longwy enamels, or “émaux” were born. The Art Deco period would further boost the company’s success to new heights in the 1930s. The company is now designated as a Living Heritage Company.
The Manufacture de Longwy works with famous, contemporary designers to create new designs for their fascinating sphere vases and other ceramic works, building on 220 years of history and savoir-faire. These rare collectors’ limited series items are works of art in their own right.