In 1830 in a Normandy village, Villedieu-les-Poêles, Ernest Mauviel established the Mauviel company to manufacture copper cookware for the hotel and restaurant markets in France. Mauviel is still a privately owned family business that is into the sixth generation of ownership.
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 then Villedieu has been the world's center of copper cookware manufacturing. The Mauviel family dates its roots and it manufacturing expertise back to these early days.
Throughout the world Mauviel products are used by many famous chefs and professionals. They are the creme de la creme of cookware. With 1,000 products, Mauviel offers several ranges of high quality products made from copper, stainless steel or aluminum. Each range is crafted with elegant style and is designed to meet the needs of the most discerning professional and household cooks.