Saint-Louis is the oldest crystal manufacturer in Europe, originating in 1586 in Lorraine, France. In 1781 François de Beaufort, director of the VerreriesRoyales de Saint-Louis, introduced crystal glass to France.The favorite of Frenchroyalty, Saint-Louis has sincegraced tables of note for centuries.
The elite glassblowers and glasscutters of Saint-Louis, recognized asthe best in France, are fortified by generations of knowledge. Each Saint-Louis piece is handcrafted, meaning no two are the same. Determined to preserve and enrich the art of glassmaking by hand, Saint-Louis is also a champion and innovator of advanced techniques. However, the contemporary always melds seamlessly with traditional methods,resulting in sophisticated crystal patterns that add élan and prestige to any table.