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Fusing and tableware by Demoiselles d'Anjou

Fusing and tableware by Demoiselles d'Anjou

Demoiselles d’Anjou, a newcomer to the tableware industry, uses a technique called « fusing » to create its collections.

Fusing and tableware by Demoiselles d'Anjou

Spotted on the tables of the excellent Parisian restaurant « Anona », led by Chef Thibaut Spiwak, the skilful and intriguing creations of the brand’s two designers catch the eye. Even though the sisters Cléa and Manon Malbezin are discreet and seasoned, it is from their design workshop Rive d’Arts in the city of Ponts-de-Cé in Maine-et-Loire that they outfit some of France’s most prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants.

Tableside with Demoiselles d'Anjou

The two artisans and entrepreneurs have complementary approaches and draw from the textile and fashion industries to create their high-end dishware collections using fusing. This thermoforming technique allows them to understand, control, and fully exploit their materials by hollowing out and filling in surfaces and applying layers of glass powder coloured with precise doses of pigment.

Demoiselles d'Anjou colouring technique
The brand’s unique, artisanal colouring technique is applied directly to each plate. © DR
Demoiselles d'Anjou plates
How can you not call these plates works of art, especially when you watch the detailed amount of work it tooks to create them ? © DR

Plates that interact with their dishes

The result of this expertise, which pays homage to traditional art from Anjou, is a unique collection of colours. Featuring subtle nuances, these hand-decorated products work together to create a dialogue with the dishes they highlight. The authenticity, modern style, and classy luxury of these collections are best summed up by the chefs who use them, because these elegant plates succeed in showcasing their delicious recipes to perfection.

Demoiselles d'Anjou portraits
Cléa and Manon Malbezin were presented with the Talented Entrepreneur Award by the Maine-et-Loire Chamber of Trades and Crafts. © D. Perrin

Fine table décor for an even more enjoyable dining experience