Jean Dubost’s legendary knives and flatware are made in the Thiers region of France. Dubost’s cutlery combines the traditional craftsmanship for which the area is famous with a contemporary flair for color. Whether you’re looking for a steak knife, cheese knife or pocket knife, Dubost has you covered. For nearly 100 years, Jean Dubost has produced not only the much-sought-after Laguiole knife — with its trademark curved handle and bee insignia — but also three other brands: Pradel kitchen knives and cutting boards; Le Thiers classic cutlery; and Jean Dubost flatware, whose handles come in a mix of materials and hues. Dubost prides itself on innovation. After all, its blueprint may be six centuries old, but its products continually evolve.
The crème de la crème of cutting utensils, Jean Dubost's Laguiole knives date back to the early 1800s. Each piece is made by a single craftsman who transforms the steel blade into a finished product through a series of more than 100 steps. Experience these wonders for yourself: This sale offers table knives, cheese cutters, and butter spreaders (made in France’s storied Thiers region). The curved handles come in materials from ivory to stainless, and each bears the trademark bee.
To create a rustic, industrial look that doesn't leave your home feeling like a factory (or a farm), you'll need to deploy a combination of materials. For example, hang a metal pendant light over a table set with wood-handled knives and a milk jug filled with flowers. Or, in a seating area, accent a walnut bookcase with zinc-framed mirrors, glass canisters, and a mercury glass vase. The magic is in the mix.
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Whether you're in everyday-meal or elegant-entertaining mode, this dinnerware and flatware will inspire you to create a beautiful — and complete — tabletop. Plenty of styles are on offer here, from transitional to modern.