Born in the Lorraine region, cradle of ceramic arts, The Manufacture des Emaux de Longwy 1798, was the first ceramic industry created in the eighteenth century. Today, it modernizes its creations to meet a the contemporary demand.
In 1798 the Boch family founds the first ceramic factory. In 1835, the Huart family becomes the owner and makes it prosper for more than 150 years. In 1870, the Italian Amedee de Carenza, a specialist in the cloisonné decoration technique, joins the
earthenware industry and creates a new artistic process: the black enamel line, to replace the brass wire used to delimit the colors. This is how the first Longwy Enamels are born.
Since joining the EMBLEM Manufactures, the historic Enamels of Longwy has experienced a real creative renewal reconnecting with its glorious past through its iconographic archives. The original faiencerie has grown and has established itself in the world of luxury, by becoming a "must have" in decoration. In full fast development, the Longwy enamels are touring the world to delight
both traditional and contemporary customers, and are proud of its their presence in16 countries worldwide.
In the heart of the 20000 square meters feet composing workshop of the Manifacture, several skilled artisans shelter the secrets of enamel-making. From modeling to casting, from the process of finishing to that of pressing, filling, cooking and cracking, it takes no less than 7 different know-hows to create a single piece. A precision work sometimes requiring up to 100 hours orchestrated by passionate craftsmen, which allows to transform crystal powder into enamels with magical glow.
For several years, many artists and designers have joined the "LONGWY ADVENTURE", writing a new chapter in its history. Today, ceramists, decorators, jewelers, and painters illustrate a new vision of this work of excellence. Vincent Darré, Pierre Gonalon, India Mahdavi, Pierre Marie, José Lévy, Françoise Petrovitch and many others have signed works for the faiencerie in their personal style, while maintaining the DNA of the House.