THE EXPANSION YEARS (1958 - 1991)
In 1957, Le Creuset bought its major competitor, les Hauts Fourneaux of Cousances, the designer of the popular Doufeu - a cocotte with a water lid.
In 1958, media launch of the Coquelle designed by Raymond Loewy, a famous Franco-American designer, justly named “the Father of Industrial Design”.
In 1972, the celebrated Italian designer Enzo Mari completely redesigned the traditional cocotte to create the “Mama” range with its distinctly different handle shape.
In 1974, Le Creuset took leap forward into the U.S.A. with the formation of its own subsidiary in South Carolina, Le Creuset of America Inc, and in 1991, Le Creuset purchased Hallen International Inc who made wine accessories under the Screwpull trademark.
|1957||Acquisition of major competitor, les Hauts Fourneaux of Cousances|
|1958||Announcement of the "Coquelles", designed by Raymond Loewy|
|1962||Launched its first Fondue Set, inspired by the growing trend in winter sports and skiing holidays|
|1974||Established branch office in the United States|
|1988||Established branch office in England|
|"Coquelles" was released in 1958. Designed by designer, Raymond Loewy's famous||In 1972 he released a "Mama", designed by renowned Italian designer, of Enzo Mari|