From its beginnings in Vincennes in 1740 and in Sevres in 1756, the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres produces and distributs art works in ceramics. These ancient crafts are transmitted generation by generation: they have become unique nowdays. Member of the Comité Colbert since 1986, the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres represents faithfully the excellence of the ceramic craft and creation in France. Sèvres thrives on the excellence of its materials, which are made in situ and ancestral savoir-faire meticulously preserved down through the centuries, and a taste for modernity.
In 1748 François Boucher was the first artist invited to create new projects for the Manufacure. Since then, many artists followed and Manufacture is still the place where contemporary artists can experience their projects and use the ancient savoir-faire and materials. The contemporary designs represent nowdays half of the Manufacture’s production and tend to preserve its dual purposes of tradition and modernity.
The Manufacture produces over 1000 pieces every year.
The products are available in two shops in Sèvres and in Paris and here at French-Lifestyle.
Best off: Pierre Soulages, Jean Arp, Chu Teh-Chun, Johan Creten, Etienne-Maurice Falconet (porcelain Biscuit), J-B Oudry (porcelain Biscuit), Zao Wou-ki.