PIED DE POULE
Pied de Poule strives to revamp classic French tableware. Gabrielle Franck and Margot Quincy, the two founders, excel at this poetic and humorous reinterpretation of our heritage. But the two creators’ playfulness also rhymes with consciousness, as they prefer to buy their materials in France and be extra vigilant about their origin and quality.
5 questions to the designer
Who are you?
Margot and Gabrielle. We are cousins, we are from Bordeaux in the Southwest of France and we share the same passion for humor and beautiful objects! Because tableware can be dull and predictable, we enjoy rehabilitating and revitalizing classic à la française tableware items.
Give us 3 words that describe your universe.
Playful, poetic and quirky.
Where do you get your inspiration?
In our cultural heritage. What is already there is a great source of inspiration. Hijacking it, in a way, has become our "signature".
Where do you make your products?
Out of sheer common sense, we at Pied de Poule choose to buy our supplies in France. Our creations are born out of the utmost care we give to the quality and origin of the materials. We love to seek and find local businesses that master traditional or even ancestral skills, but also industrial techniques. Our revamped Breton bowls are made in Pornic, our wooden products all come from sustainable forests and are turned or cut in Jura, our “Volatile” jugs are made in the Manufacture Royale de Saint Clément, an earthenware factory founded in the 18th century, our stainless steel bread baskets are powder-coated in La Courneuve, in the Paris suburbs…
“Made in France”: why that choice?
Because we want it, and because of the privileged relationship with our suppliers. Last but not least, it allows us to be on top of things during the whole manufacturing process.