for banqueting and professional use: They must not always look alike. Guy Degrenne joins the know-how in processing of high-grade steel accumulated since foundation of the brand in 1948 with the modern and innovative design concept to add many products a small, but unmistakeable extra.
brand extends the present collections with other additional individual parts, also in other materials. The attractive collection Newport with the unmistakeable shape of the handle and the knob was extended this year with different new specified hot drink cups and small pots of Porcelain. While with Newport the masculine forms are dominating, the series Vertige is dedicated to softy flowing and asymmetrical lines: All trays, bottles and champagne coolers are designed in this canon of shapes and are fit perfectly to each other. Normandie Contraste is one of the oldest series of Guy Degrenne, whose styling is characterized traditional. Guy Degrenne has elegantly matted the surfaces of the trays and plates, an amazing effect which besides makes the items insensitive to scratches. For over 65 years the brand from Normandie is devoted to the processing of steel and proves with this range for the professional use his know-how and competence in point of design.
all the world . Modern and inventive, uncomplicated and always with a special kick - since the foundation in 1948 Guy Degrenne had the aim to revolutionise the dining culture in France.
family, took over his family business in the Normandy after the Second World War and founded from it his own new enterprise.
During the lean postwar years he began to build up a production for cutleries with the few available possibilities and used the material which was still available:
the first cutleries were produced of the steel of the tanks which were left in Normandy.
Guy Degrenne could hire seven workers and the production started in 1948. A little later the first cutlery called 'Normandie' was sold .
Though the founder wasn't a good student at school, he compensated this lack by the ambition that his name should be spread in the French dining culture.
And this he has managed with his company.
In 1960 he left his original location in Manche and founded a production plant of already 35,000 m² in Vire in the Calvados, the place where the enterprise is still located.
39 years after foundation of the company Mr. Degrenne withdrawed from the company and the enterprise was taken over by a holding company. Today the enterprise from France processes approx. 2000 t of stainless steel for more than 4000 different products from his catalogue. Guy Degrenne became the biggest of the European cutlery manufacturers and holds worldwide the rank two.
In the course of the history the assortment of the enterprise has expanded wide after his beginnings. For over 25 years Guy Degrenne command two own Porcelain factories which are producing the innovative and uncomplicated dinnerware of the brand. In these factories kaolin, feldspar and quartz is processed to innovative porcelain. The most striking example of Guy Degrenne china-ware is the series Modulo Blanc which is changing constantly and is extended and offered with new colours of the season. Round or angular, flat or deep, matte or brilliant and in many topical colours these uncomplicated dinnerware is subjected to a perpetual change. The programme of the French table culture is rounded with a whole series of glass collections which are produced for the company. Inventiveness and coloured glasses, the highest mechanical strength and modern design, as for example with the glass series muse, recommend these glasses for the everyday use in your own house just as for the professional demands at hotels and restaurants.
The workmanship of stainless steel still is topic of the enterprise Guy Degrenne, with cutleries, items for buffet or oenology. The cutleries enclose two stylistic groups, the traditional French pattern and the unmistakeable modern line which very well can be combined with the modern dinnerware made by Guy Degrenne. The cutleries like Lutece, Beau Manoir or Verlaine - to name only some - are based on the traditional French cutleries and are characterized by luxuriant dimensions which enable them to the high dining culture. Popular by their robustness and longevity, these are in France and Belgium often to be found in the gastronomy. A whole series of modern cutleries in modern design are attest the untiring change and renewal of the range. No season passes in which not again a new decoration or a new collection is introduced by Guy Degrenne. For the exalted equipment of hotel and restaurants the trays, platters, wine coolers and pots of the brand from Normandy are recommended. French products in the best stainless steel quality, and always with the certain extra. Like with all products of Guy Degrenne from Vire: respectable and long-lasting, imaginatively and innovatively.
Stainless steel of home products is an alloy of steel, chrome and nickel which is dishwasher safe and resistant to corrosion by light organic and inorganic acids and water. To the cleaned steel the elements chrome (Cr) and nickel (Ni) are added and provide the corrosion resistance and the softer shine which can be noticed on closer inspection. High-grade steel - stainless steel can also contain other elements like molybdenum, vanadium and other more, however, common 18/10 steels with 18% of chrome and 10% of nickel is very popular. For low demands 18/0 steel is offered which contains no nickel and is notably less corrosion-resistant and shining.
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