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J. G. Durand is often recognized as one of the most innovative and versatile crystal glassmakers of the
20th century. Founded in 1927 near the French village of Arques, J. G. Durand and its glass tableware
continues to enjoy acclaim today.
The son of Georges Durand, owner of the prominent Verrerie Cristallerie d'Arques, Jacques G. Durand
helped carry the company into the 20th century by modernizing the factory. This included the addition of a
mechanized glass-blowing machine. This new technology aided the company in expanding its production
in record time, setting it on course to be one of the most prolific glassmakers on the European
Following the debut of their first branded pattern Luminarc in 1948, the company, which became
known as J.G. Durand, grew in popularity. Their acclaim grew because they consistently produced high
quality glass and crystal pieces that were both artfully designed and easy on the pocketbook. By the late
'60s, this popularity had spread to the North American continent as well. Debuting under the name
Longchamp in the United States in 1968, J.G. Durand glass stemware and tableware rapidly overtook the
market and secured their status as a preeminent producer of glass.
Jacques's inspiration to modernize production came from a trip to the United States in the
J.G. Durand was the first to create machine-made milk glass in the late '50s. Soon after, they also
mechanized the creation of stemware pieces
Over the past two decades, J.G. Durand has ensured its continued status by acquiring other prominent
glassmaking brands. In 1999, the company consumed Salviati crystal; the following year, Durand also
gained control of glassmaking giant Mikasa. It was around this time that the name of J.G. Durand was
replaced by Arc International
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