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French copperware

The company was passed down to Albert’s son, Andre Dupuy, who has been equally passionate about the company as his father was.

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La Cornue was founded in 1908 by Albert Dupuy, a herbalist and perfumer. For generations, it’s had the reputation of being the premier oven manufacturer in the world. The unique look of a La Cornue oven has a certain tradition of French design that will always remain timeless.

The name, La Cornue was named after the French term “cornue”- the system for refining the gas that warmed the new creation.

Bassines was developed in tandem with Dupuy’s  long-standing partner, Laurent Besseas, who was a graduate of the Exile Boulle College of Applied Arts and Design. In addition, Besseas is also a designer in the furniture arm of La Cornue.

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Currently, the third generation president and CEO of La Cornue, Xavier Dupuy, has been at the helm since 1985. Dupuy set a mission for himself to modernize the French copperware and develop a brand of basins made solely from metal. These contemporary sinks, titled “Bassines” come in stainless steel, gold, copper, and black.

French copperware was extremely popular in the early 20th century, but essentially disappeared from the public eye in the 1940’s upon the death of the renowned artist and craftsman Jean Dunand.

Nacis Rectangular Basin.

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Named, the Narcis Collection, after the Greek myth involving Narcissus falling in love with his own reflection, turns the old-fashioned sink into a contemporary piece. Produced out of 316 grade stainless steel, these basins are of highest quality of metal substrate that exists, but still remain corrosion resistant. The bassines receive a coating technique that’s used in the aeronautical industry… making them seven times harder than a normal sink. Another bonus is that the basins are now permanently resistant to scrapes and scratches.

Basin size is: 61 x 42 cm. The sink can be installed either semi-recessed or countertop.

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There’s one signature feature of the Narcis Collection and it’s the stopper, a decorative element which mimics the contemporary style and shape of the basin. The stopper’s shape is rectangular, just the same as the basin itself.

As an added feature, you can personalize the stopper… either with a design or a name. And, there are several combinations that can be chosen: black/gold, copper/stainless steel, stainless steel/black, gold/stainless steel, and more.

Wood choices can be either oak or walnut. The circular basin is 43 cm. diameter.

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Revisiting the iconic farmhouse sink, this Barn Collection rustic farmhouse sink is a beautiful throwback to the time of public washhouses and baths. The round shape is perfectly circular and can be finished in either brilliant or polish… a great juxtaposition agains the wood.