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In the 19th century "peigneux" were creators of real works of art, with very fine, high quality decorations, acknowledged as fashion and luxury accessories (the famous Oyonnax combs).

Thanks to its staff NP Création carries on the HAND MADE in Oyonnax tradition, with products made entirely in its workshops in Arbent.

 
FROM CREATION TO THE ARTICLE

Tradition and modernity

NP CREATION was started in 1990 by Didier Poncet and will be passed on to his son, Gauthier. Hair ornaments and fashion accessories "MADE ENTIRELY BY HAND" are manufactured exclusively in our workshops in Arbent, with all the skills of seasoned employees mastering hand-crafting techniques in Oyonnax. All our products are made from cellulose acetate (cotton resin), a very wide range of hair grips, slides, bands, combs and all other types of ornament and fantasy jewellery. All our collections are imagined, designed, manufactured and marketed by us and sold under our Louis Armanet and NP Creation brands. We sell our "Made in France" creations all over the world.



RAW MATERIAL, CUTTING AND BENDING


At our premises in Arbent, we cut and engrave cellulose acetate (cotton resin) sheets, using several methods (cutting out, digital machining and lasers). Hot bending and water bending by hand which allows us to define the final shape and contours of the item.

 

 

 

5 tonneaux DRUMS

After cutting and bending, items are sanded in drums (nylon and wood chips, pumice powder) to smooth and then POLISH (with wood chips) to make the items shine.

 



DYEING - MARKING - CRIMPING - GLUING

For some materials, parts will be dyed in natural dye baths to achieve the desired Pantone colour. For custom marking we use indirect gravure printing. We use hot crimping; all our settings are MADE IN FRANCE (by Delsol). All assembly and gluing is done by hand in our workshops.

 
 


POLISHING – DECORATION – PACKAGING

All items are inspected, polished individually (chamois leather roller) before decoration is applied manually with the drilling and application of Swarovski lead crystal. Every item is inspected and polished before final packaging for dispatch.