BLEU DE CHAUFFE
The term “Bleu de chauffe” dates back to the first steam locomotives. It was the name of the blue (Bleu) jacket worn by railroad workers who heated up (chauffe) the water to raise the pressure. That’s how the expression was coined. Drawing inspiration from the workers and craftsmen who wore these satchels, Alexandre Rousseau and Thierry Batteux aim to breathe style, inventiveness, simplicity and authenticity into their collections. For Bleu de Chauffe and their makers, this combination of “French touch” elements inspiring each new collection is also a token of quality.
5 questions to the designer
Who are you?
Bleu de Chauffe is made up of two partners: Alexandre Rousseau and Thierry Batteux. Alexandre works on design and style, Thierry works on business and marketing.
Give us 3 words that describe your universe.
Stylish, authentic, eco-friendly.
Where do you get your inspiration?
We draw inspiration from traditional workwear. We redesign it for new urban and contemporary users.
Where do you make your products?
In Saint-Georges de Luzençon, a small village next to the Millau Viaduct.
“Made in France”: why that choice?
“Made in France” rhymes with responsibility, quality and responsiveness.