Cigale & Fourmi was born out of love for pots

Cigale & Fourmi was born out of love for pots

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Cigale & Fourmi was born out of love for pots, a desire to fill the treasure chest of memories, and create something that complements the cozy, coastal offerings of Hanko. Today, Cigale & Fourmi is known for its unique product range, ambiance, and comprehensive customer experience. Over the years, the company has expanded to include an Espoo Showroom and numerous pop-up events. With the online store, Cigale & Fourmi has gained international recognition. However, the birthplace of the company, Hanko, continues to play a significant role in its operations, and the story of Hangon Pavilion continues to evolve and develop alongside Cigale & Fourmi.

The story of Cigale & Fourmi began with pots, specifically the traditional, artisan, and robust ceramics that were challenging to find in Finland. The company's founders, Anna and Christian, started importing pots in 2018. The first shop quickly filled with exquisite, traditionally crafted pots imported directly from Italy, France, and other parts of Europe.

The shop, filled with pots, offered something entirely new and sparked considerable admiration and interest. The first shop soon became too small, prompting the search for a new retail space. It had to be unique and fascinating, providing visitors with a more holistic experience. Cigale & Fourmi aimed to create a place where pots could shine, and visitors could enjoy their time while being surrounded by aesthetically appealing products.

The new retail space chosen was an old pavilion in the heart of beautiful Hanko. Through renovation, the pavilion was transformed into a comprehensive and immersive shop, allowing visitors to momentarily forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life and small imperfections. As the business expanded and diversified, the opportunity arose to expand the product range beyond pots and ceramics. The selection now includes a carefully curated range of design objects that deviate from the ordinary, adding aesthetics, genuine joy, and happiness to everyday life. The pavilion and the online store offer a range of character-filled functional and decorative items that evoke memories and emotions. All products are thoughtfully chosen, complementing and maintaining the company's values and principles of traditional, timeless, high-quality, and playful design. The idea is that the store's product range offers something special for homes, gardens, and even the beach. While pots and ceramics remain at the core of the operation, the other products complete the assortment, allowing interior spaces to incorporate more interesting details and creating beautiful plantings with the use of garden tools.

Cigale & Fourmi was founded in Hanko because it's a city that embodies a completely unique atmosphere and environment. The goal was to offer something new and meaningful to the city. A visit to the Paviljongi is a holistic experience, allowing you to focus on the beauty of design and the ambiance of the pavilion. Subsequently, Cigale & Fourmi expanded its operations to Espoo, pop-up events, and an online platform, where the carefully curated product range has been admired around the world. Cigale & Fourmi's products and expertise are also trusted by businesses looking to complete their image in a unique and valuable way.

Cigale & Fourmi is the realization of a dream that has been worked on for years, down to the smallest detail. The heart of the company remains in Hanko, where the story of Cigale & Fourmi continues to evolve and develop. However, the company also aims to provide aesthetic experiences and products elsewhere. The Espoo Showroom enriches the company's activities, and the online store brings everyday aesthetics within everyone's reach, regardless of location. In the future, the business will continue to grow and evolve. What is certain, though, is that Cigale & Fourmi now and in the future offers experiences and products in line with the company's values, delighting generations, becoming part of everyday life and celebrations, and reviving memories of childhood summers.

With love,

Team Cigale & Fourmi

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