Virebent is one of the last remaining porcelain manufacturers that still produces its wares in a factory located in France.
Members of the Virebent family have been widely recognized architects and ceramists in Toulouse since the 18th century. They decorated several well-known buildings in that city. The Virebent factory moved north to Puy l'Evêque, a small town in the Lot Valley in 1924. In those days the company manufactured electrical components made out of white porcelain.
In the 1970s, Virebent started to specialize in tableware and decorative objects. This new venture was based on a close collaboration with artists and designers in the creation of table sets, vases and bowls, lamps and light fixtures... These pieces are considered as milestones in the evolution of the artistry of porcelain and they have stood the test time, both from an aesthetic and technical standpoint. Some of these unique pieces are now in the permanent collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.
Virebent has started a collaboration with French designer Vincent Collin, for a highly original series of decorated bottles, inspired by theVanites of the baroque period.
More choices of Virebent by Vincent Collin are available in Kapok.
Three visions, three worlds, three perspectives ...A common ground, a shared inspiration.Alix, the collaborator of Christophe Lemaire at Lacoste, taking care of styling - Franck, who launched American Apparel, taking care of operations and Lionel, from legendary Paris club Le Baron, handling the promotion.
Thomsen was born from the chance meeting of three characters around a similar interest : the shirt. Their initial idea was the same : they could not find a shirt to match their style. They quickly realised that a high quality and coll shirt, with perfect details, was a rare object. Apart from the trendy and the classic shirts, there was no choice. A tiny gap that Thomsen chose to explore. They are making garments they love and they don't know how to do otherwise...
Here, love of the product comes first... The main efforts are made on the cut the concept, the creative process, the quality of the fabric and the production. The technical requirements of a Big Fashion House, without the complexities that could come from its history and structure.
At the end of the day, Thomsen is not starting any revolution but very nicely underlines a certain idea of simplicity and elegance.
More styles in Kapok are available, come and explore the Sustainable, Classic Chic from the City of Love