Life for one of the very best interior products specialists, Le Creuset began in 1934 when two Belgian industrialists met at the Brussels Fair.
The pair decided to create a foundry that would provide enamel for the numerous luxury
cookware items that were made.
In 1925 Le Creuset was firmly established in business in France which was very strategic for the very best
goods cookware company as it lay at the crossroads of the routes for the raw materials needed for their enamel. This year also saw the company produce their first cocotte. Just before the war the brand name turned their attentions to more luxury interior
products for the home including a range of cookers, charcoal stoves, hotel plates and kitchen utensils. This was the time when they launched their first advertising campaign on the radio to promote their range of enameled interior
goods. However when the war came the foundry was occupied by German troops.
A new start was made following the Second World War when the brand name continued concentrating on enameled goods while competitors changed markets. New pieces and styles were introduced. By 1952 the exporting of luxury
goods that had been enameled was in great demand with the company sending goods to the USA and European countries.
Between 1955 and 2005 the company had come a long way in interior
enameling and by now had various subsidiaries in many countries around the globe. Le Creuset had totally modernized their factory and the way they manufactured enameled interior
goods which also allowed them to be able to install a modern furnace and increase the capacity of the foundry. The company had also gone into enamel on steel goods including kettles. This soon followed with the introduction of a luxury
textile range and stone bake ware range in 2001. More recently they have introduced a ceramics range of porcelain oven to tableware into the ranges.
The cooking pots and other interior
tableware produced by Le Creuset takes a great deal of work. It takes skilled workers a great deal of time to forge and cast by hand to ensure that the products are of the very best
in quality. First the sand molds have to be made to give the interior
shape and also the exterior. These molds are secured together with a small gap. Raw materials are then melted down before being poured into the molds. One the shape of the interior
goods have been cast and cooled they are removed and the finishing process can begin. Each of the pieces has to undergo several of the very best
finishing processes before completion. Finally each interior
product is blasted by metal pellets which prepare them for the enameling process.