La Cornue Collaborates With Street Artist Kongo on Six One-of-a-Kind Range Designs
After more than a century of trade, La Cornue is still cooking up a storm. To mark its 110th anniversary, the French brand enlisted Parisian street artist Cyril Phan, aka Kongo, to transform six Château 150 ranges into one-of-a-kind masterpieces inspired by the regions where the bestselling appliance is sold. In the Middle East version, for example, he evokes a sunset over the desert, with raised droplets of enamel simulating grains of sand. But there was a steep learning curve in trading spray paint for enamel, since colors change as the steel surfaces bake. “You’re essentially working blind,” Phan explains. While this collaboration was commemorative, it’s a reminder that La Cornue ranges can be customized in any color.