Alain Saint-Joanis - The Haute Couture Of Cutlery
Right now in the market, there is more variety than ever before... but with so much of everything available, finding that perfect piece has never seemed so difficult. I have always been on the hunt for the perfect bamboo cutlery, so when I stumbled upon the set made by Alain Saint-Joanis, I thought I had found the holy grail of table-setting. That was the beginning of my love affair with this exquisite French maison. But it is fair (and necessary) to say that this brand has much more to offer than perfectly shaped bamboo-handled silverware: ebony, rosewood, olive wood… rare, noble and precious materials crafted to perfection. All are beautiful and flexible enough to pair with different meals and settings.
140 years of savoir faire
Since 1876, Alain Saint-Joanis has been known for craftsmanship and savior-faire. This family-owned brand has passed their know-how through four generations, manufacturing collections according to the highest standards of French tradition.
As a Member of the Ateliers d’Art de France, a federation of craft professionals, all of their products are hand assembled and hand polished in France.
Invest in quality
Trends come and go but there are certain things that must be made to last and to survive the test of time; flatware is definitely one of them. Not only will the right cutlery make your table stand out, but it will also do the same for your food. Did you know that several studies have shown that crockery, cutlery and music contribute at least as much to the enjoyment of a meal as the food itself? Alain Saint-Joanis offers the winning trio that every table needs: practicality, quality and style. It’s no surprise that three Michelin star chef Pierre Gagnaire, the Royal Mansour in Marrakech or the recently reopened Hôtel de Crillon in Paris are among Alain Saint-Joanis’ exclusive clientele. In case you needed one last reason to click the ‘add to cart button,’ Alain Saint-Joanis products are all dishwasher safe. Everyday luxury has never been easier.
The Bamboo Cutlery Collection
A re-edition of an in-house design from the fifties. Their own archives, as well as the ancient cutlery designs on show at the Thiers Cutlery Museum, are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for their creations. Although some people still associate bamboo flatware with summer entertaining, the truth is that it works wonders all year round.
The Orégon Set
Hand-finished in rosewood and 18/10 stainless steel, The Orégon Set will add warmth to any table. A solid starting base that easily sets the tone for the entire setting.
The Luxor Set
Instant glamour - crafted like an exquisite piece of jewelry, the intricate beauty of the Luxor Set will make a statement on any table. Baccarat’s head designer, Thomas Bastide, designed this collection exclusively for Alain Saint-Joanis. Plated in 33-micron silver and 24-carat gold, this artful design will bring instant shine and sparkle.
Classic with a twist - The Colchique is a re-edition of a classic French design from the 18th Century. This collection adapts easily to many styles of crockery thanks to the timeless mother of pearl handle. Pair it with Richard Brendon ‘reflect’ teacup and saucer for a winning afternoon tea setting that is the perfect mix of classic and contemporary.
A showstopper – it is only when you master the technique that you can afford to craft standout pieces like the Cordage. Developed first for the yachting business, this collection is the reflection of Alain Saint-Joanis’ artisan expertise and savoir-faire. Crafted in the finest quality 18/10 stainless steel and plated in 24-carat gold, this special cake server will steal the show at your next celebration.
Gloria Gonzalez for BONADEA