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A FRENCH SOFA, A REAL FRENCH PIECE OF FURNITURE 

"Sofas made in France": the mainspring of Duvivier Canapés

For Duvivier Canapés, making furniture made in France has never been a posture or a dogma but a conviction. The company wished to keep its soul and remains one of the few workshops in this sector to actually manufacture all of its collections in France.

A HISTORICAL AND LASTING TERRITORIAL ANCHORAGE

Since 1840, the company has chosen to base its activities in the south of the Vienne region. It claims its Viennese origins as a guarantee of quality and a desire to be exemplary in French manufacturing. Both production sites are located a few kilometres south of Poitiers. The leather and fabric workshop as well as the assembly workshop are historically located in Usson-du-Poitou. The neighbouring cabinet-making workshop is situated in Lussac les Châteaux.

THE TRANSMISSION OF UNIQUE KNOW-HOW AND THE MAINTENANCE OF LOCAL EMPLOYMENT

Since 1840, the company has made the very conscious choice to never delocate its production to reduce production costs. Neither for its French sofas nor for any of its other furniture. On the contrary, it has affirmed its desire to perpetuate and therefore pass on French know-how from generation to generation, which cannot be found elsewhere, and thus maintain employment in its French region. This attachment continues to energise its territory. The talents that come to reinforce the company's workforce acquire expertise and values of excellence in their daily work by observing their elders and repeating precise gestures.

LOYALTY TO ITS PARTNERS WHICH GUARANTEES THE AUTHENTICITY OF ITS PRODUCTS

Since 1840, the Maison has chosen never to depend on imported raw materials, but rather to be part of an ecosystem that has been patiently built up, enabling it to obtain supplies from a network of partners, mainly French or, to a lesser extend, European, and thus to contribute to faithfully guaranteeing the activity of these companies in the supply of French wood, leather and fabrics of the highest quality. For the Maison, it is a question of establishing the authenticity of its furniture, ensuring its French origin and character.

MADE BY HAND IN FRANCE, THE GUARANTEE OF QUALITY

Since 1840, the company has chosen never to compromise the quality of its raw materials or the excellence expected by its customers. Its top-of-the-range French sofas, like all its products, are therefore guaranteed for 10 years. They are all designed by French designers or the in-house development department, then manufactured by French craftsmen, trained in France and who meet strict specifications and criteria. In this way, the company participates in the promotion of French craftsmanship.

A STATE-APPROVED FRENCH COMPANY: A LIVING HERITAGE COMPANY

This constantly renewed and controlled determination has, among other positive consequences, reduced our carbon footprint to a minimum, drastically limited overproduction by honouring its make to order process, intervened rapidly in the logistics chain and was one of the first to receive the "Living Heritage Company" label. It testifies to our attachment to craftsmanship and the love of working with the hands in France.

Our customers are changing, their buying actions are thoughtful, conscientious and anticipated. They know that they have the power to change things and it is to encourage and support them in this approach that the Maison has always shown the greatest transparency on the origin of its manufacturing. A manufacturing process that highlights the French art of living and that can be found in our chic and casual French furniture.

The Maison has a conviction: the way we consume and manufacture has a lasting economic, social and ecological impact.