The Gauthier Signature
A combination of aesthetics, master craftsmanship and technology.
Unique know-how: French poles are bent and shaped using traditional methods.
Fully customized: only made-to-measure, made-to-order products, elaborated in our workshops in Chartres.
Uncompromising quality whether it be on our products’ levels, advice from our project managers, or in production by our workshop team.
In-house technical development and achievements held to our trifecta of standards: simplicity, reliability and discretion.
*the “maquettes” are the original scale models used to manufacture the foundry molds for the stylish accessories: finials, rosettes, foliage, consoles, embraces, etc.
Special attention devoted to each project and each step of manufacturing, from the project’s inception to its delivery.
Exceptional products, such as the motorized curtain rod, exclusively developed by Gauthier & Cie
A rich heritage with over one-thousand maquettes* made between 1888 and the 1930’s.
The creation or reproduction - upon request – of period or contemporary finials and accessories
Every single material is carefully sourced from French or European origins:
Our steel and brass tubes are a fine blend of high-quality alloys with a standard thickness of no less than 1mm
The canvases used in our roller blinds beautifully combine aesthetics and technical specifications: inflammable (M0 and M1), opaque, translucent, ecological, thermally isolated, sound proof, etc.
Our foundry molds are made using traditional methods such as sandblasting, stamping, and on occasion, by lost wax casting.
Our finishes are known for their superior clarity, and long-lasting beauty.
Our tracks and motorizations are sourced from world-renowned manufacturers: Silent Gliss® or Somfy®, famous suppliers of high-quality, built-to-last goods.
THE DECORATIVE MOTORIZED CURTAIN ROD: ONLY AT GAUTHIER & CIE
Since 1888, Gauthier & Cie has been developing exclusive products for innovative modern window treatment solutions.
Quiet and elegant, our decorative motorized curtain rod is the perfect example of just how our traditional know-how meets modernism.
The decorative motorized curtain rod with rings is available exclusively at Gauthier & Cie. With the simple push of a button (via remote control, smartphone, tablet), the curtain rings slide open or closed in perfect silence. Thanks to its hidden motorization, the only thing you see is a beautifully crafted pole: a skillfully designed, simply elegant French pole or straight rod elaborated with sophisticated finials and accessories.
Motorization comes in different technologies: wired, remote, or dry contact and can be compatible with home automation protocols.
The fruits of French know-how
Gauthier & Cie has been awarded the prestigious Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant, EPV label ().This label is a mark of recognition of the French State, put in place to reward French firms for the excellence of their traditional and industrial know-how. We are bent on preserving our traditional know-how in this technological era by evolving our processes to better meet modern day needs.
Metalwork is an art, especially when it comes to working with brass: to execute out visions, we place our trust in hands that hold the skill and patience required to work with such beautiful materials.
Bending the so-called “traditional” curve (French pole) on flat rectangular sections or tubes with a diameter of 8 to 40 requires pushing metal near its breaking point. It is upon us to anticipate, calculate and “feel” with precision to pour such purity and perfection into the future curtain rod that is an aesthetic feat, made in the way as it was done in the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles.
Shaping makes it possible to follow the curves of a wall, half-moon or bow window.
Groovingthe grooving of tubes to discreetly incorporate motorized or non-motorized in-house mechanisms as seen on our decorative motorized curtain pole- and as such in the way that flawlessly conforms to made-to-order specifications.
À l’ère de la technologie, nous avons à cœur de faire perdurer ces savoir-faire de travail du métal tout en les faisant évoluer afin qu’ils répondent aux besoins d’aujourd’hui.