La Cornue ranges are made for those with the “spectacular” mindset. The French oven and cooking range manufacturer was established by Albert Dupuy in 1908. La Cornue ranges and cooktops are made of various materials, including polished brass, brushed brass, brushed stainless steel, brushed nickel, polished chrome and polished copper. Since they are custom-made, you can select the color of the enamel and trim. All are numbered and one of a kind!
What Constitutes a Mindset for the Spectacular?
The mindset for the spectacular sees artistry in what others would describe as mundane, everyday tasks. The quest for perfection is another quality that inhabits those with this type of mindset. Only they see it as made the way it should be made, using great materials, and of course no shortcuts.
Those born with the mindset for the spectacular are also very unique in their tastes. In other words, their likes don’t necessarily have to be linear; but top of the line, high-end is a must.
Terms like made to order, custom-made, and handcrafted are part of their everyday language, and they look at the words age and tradition as a priceless commodities.
La Cornue Has Built Its Success on Tradition
The Grand Palais 180 is in La Cornue’s Château Series; it is what La Cornue describes as the crown jewel of that series. This magnificent range stands in all its glory at 70.9 W x 27.6 D x 36 H, and starts at $56,300, plus freight/delivery fees.
La Cornue has three separate series of ranges: Chateau Series, the CornuFe Series and the CornuChef Series. These are all built on tradition, meaning very little has changed since the original was built, except for the technology or inner workings.
Obviously, these are more than just ranges to cook food on. They are pieces of artistry and can easily be left as an heirloom for future generations. Remember, these are the same La Cornue ranges that the French culinary geniuses created their culinary delights on. Since these are built with perfection and precision, adding age would only increase its monetary value.
Now that’s something the spectacular mindset can feast on!
La Cornue Ranges Available at Williams Sonoma
The unique aesthetic of La Cornue ranges has earned the company a worldwide reputation for outstanding design. From the colors to the performance, the brand has an enthusiastic fan base, so much so that they decided to extend their offerings into Williams Sonoma stores.
So what’s the advantage of purchasing these ranges in Williams Sonoma for those fans of the brand? The price is quite a bit less that going through La Cornue, as their ready-made line is ready to ship! Now, if you want a custom stove with specific colors and materials, that is best done through the manufacturer or dealer, but you will pay more.
Their CornuFé 110 Range is currently available through Williams Sonoma. It comes in a variety of colors, from blue and black to even pastel green and pink! Prices range from $8,000 – $10,500.
If you are not concerned with having certain materials used to built the range, and price is a factor, but you desire the look and aesthetic of this French-style stove, then purchasing through Williams Sonoma would be the way to go. It seems as though people really have fallen in love with the look of these ranges, and having them readily available through Williams Sonoma gives the company a way to reach customers who may not normally be able to afford a $50,000 custom range with all the bells and whistles.
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