This collaboration between two of London’s most covetable design brands: de Gournay, creators of bespoke hand painted wallpaper and Rococo Chocolates has resulted in the most delectable box of chocolates.
“I have always loved going past the de Gournay show room and admiring their 18th Century “Rococo” period interiors – the stunning room sets are a source of inspiration for me. I am so delighted to be working with them on the first of this collection of beautiful boxes. Our companies have so much in common, we both value craftsmanship and perfection, pleasure and provenance…”
Chantal Coady OBE
The box depicts de Gournay’s hand painted ‘Portobello’ Chinoiserie motif, filled with bamboo, flowering trees and ornate birds. Rendered in a custom Blue tone with metallic accents, the arresting design pairs beautifully with Rococo’s handmade, award winning, couture chocolates – a perfect present for any occasion: Valentines, Mother’s Day or House Party gift; who would not be thrilled to receive it?
Too beautiful to throw away, the box can be re-purposed to house letters, photos or other small treasures.
The chocolate selection in the box is picked from Rococo’s Couture range, lovingly handmade by Rococo’s chocolatiers led by Karen Waller, many of these fresh chocolates have won gold medals, and should be eaten within two weeks, which should not prove too difficult!
The box retails from £19.95 and is available from Rococo shops and on-line.
This box is a limited edition of 250
Note to Editors:
de Gournay have cultivated an unrivalled reputation for their hand painted wallpapers and fabrics since 1986, reviving ancient motifs and original 18th century techniques in the creation of their vibrant Chinoiserie painted papers. The company’s highly skilled artisans bring Interiors to life with sensitive interpretations of each individual client’s creative dreams, no matter how complex.
Rococo Chocolates was founded by Chantal Coady OBE in 1983. Armed with a little knowledge, a dangerous passion and a belief that there was room for a radically different approach to chocolate, she opened a shop on London’s King’s Road and has been pioneering the artisan chocolate movement in the UK ever since.
Rococo’s award winning collection includes organic Artisan bars in exotic flavours and Couture chocolates hand made in London by their small and dedicated team of chocolatiers. Rococo now has five shops and co-owns a cocoa farm in Grenada with the Grenada Chocolate Company, which is part of the Grenada Organic Cocoa Farmer’s Cooperative. Cocoa from this farm in made into chocolate in Grenada, one of the only tree-to-bar producers in the world, which is used as part of Rococo’s House Blend across much of their range.