Founded in 1830 in Villedieu-les-Poeles, Mauviel initially manufactured copper cookware for the hotel and restaurant markets in France. Throughout the world Mauviel products are used by many famous chefs and professionals, but the company has expanded and now also crafts cookware for household markets.
Villedieu-les-Poeles, ‘the city of pots’, has a legendary history, 800 years worth, of creating copper cookware and decorative articles. In the 12th century, when knights returning from the Crusades passed through Villedieu, they introduced the craft of copper manufacturing. Since that time Villedieu has been the world’s center of copper cookware manufacturing. Mauviel is still a privately owned family business that is into the sixth generation of ownership.
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