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Duralex International
Founded1945; 74 years ago (1945)
Key people
Antoine Ioannidès
ProductsTempered glass tableware and kitchenware
Revenue30.097 M (2013)[1]
Number of employees
220 (2013)[2]
Websitewww.duralex.com www.duralexusa.com
Gigogne glass

Duralex is a French tempered glass tableware and kitchenware manufacturer located in La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin in Loiret.[3] Using a technique developed in the 1930s by Saint-Gobain, molded glass is heated to 600 degrees Celsius, then cooled very quickly, giving it an impact resistance twice superior to normal glass.[4]

The "Picardie" tumbler and the "Gigogne" glass are two of the company's best-known products.[3] The Gigogne glass is in the permanent collection of the Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.[5]

The magazine This Old House called Duralex’s OvenChef glass baking dishes one of the best new home products of 2014, citing the dishes' ability to withstand wide temperature swings without shattering.[6][7]

The brand name is taken from the Latin motto "Dura Lex Sed Lex" ('The law is tough, but it is the law').[8]


  1. ^ Duralex International. RCS Orleans B 505 397 554, societe.com.
  2. ^ Duralex : retour "verre" le futur, Vincent Vidal, Home Fashion News, December 2013
  3. ^ a b John Lichfield, "Duralex – the glass tumbler that would not be broken", The Independent, 27 January 2010.
  4. ^ Kate Watson-Smyth, "The Secret History Of: The Duralex glass range", The Independent, 26 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Gobelet [Gigogne] - Centre de documentation des musées - Les Arts Décoratifs".
  6. ^ "Duralex's OvenChef Named to This Old House Best Products List - Home Furnishings News".
  7. ^ "The TOH Top 100: Best New Home Products 2014". 26 September 2014.
  8. ^ "The Duralex brand - Duralex". www.duralex.com. Retrieved 16 December 2017.

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