Welcome to the official webstore of the Faïencerie de Gien, where our story began, two hundred years ago.
Each and every stage of production is carried out, to this day, exclusively at the manufacturing facility in Gien, in the Loire Valley, using know-how spanning two centuries.
Faïencerie de Gien is accredited with the Living Heritage Company label, a mark of its pursuit of excellence and its creativity.
Artist the Gien archives
The classic hand-painted pattern of the Toscana collection is a longtime Gien favorite. Its finely detailed plates and bowls are decorated with elegant scrolls, colored borders and festive flowers, evoking a meal in Tuscany and a Renaissance spirit. Inspired by an original design from the Gien archives dating back to 1875, Toscana’s breadth of color lends itself to easily mix with nearly any décor.
From the time when the company was established two hundred years ago, Gien Faïencerie, the largest faïence making factory of its kind in Europe, has symbolized elegance, luxury and the unique French “art de vivre”, the legendary French way of life. It gained renown producing bespoke dinner services bearing family crests, for prominent French and European houses of the time, and also, through production of tiles for the Parisian Metro stations.