Wooden box 240th anniversary, numbered limited edition

20 light shades to expand your possibilities

Exquisite wooden box, numbered limited edition - Pastels Girault Exquisite wooden box, numbered limited edition - Pastels Girault
Pastels Girault - 20 teintes claires recrées pour multiplier vos possibilités Pastels Girault - 20 teintes claires recrées pour multiplier vos possibilités Pastels Girault - 20 teintes claires recrées pour multiplier vos possibilités

Revived shades

20 additional gradations

The high absorption capacity of light beams gives the dry pastel the most intense contrasts of all the pictorial methods. In bright light the light parts are intensely clear.
Therefore, we have developed the range of chromatic values with a wider, richer range of light shades. You will be able to use even more subtle nuances whatever the subject chosen and your way of working.

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Creators' word

From its conception in 1780 to the present day, Pastels Girault’s color chart has had 526 shades declined in 4 cards: "portrait", "landscape", "flowers and fruits" and "broken tones, background tones". But for over 50 years, “only” 300 have been available!
The flagship project, which has been close to our heart since we bought the company, is to recreate the entire range of shades.

So we are taking advantage of this wonderful anniversary to realize a part of this dream.
It took almost 1 year of work to revive these shades, dormant for over half of century.
The principal task was the immense mathematical process of calculating each shade, and we would like to thank our uncle, Christian Petit, for his invaluable help.

Coffret 20 teintes claires - 240 ans Pastels Girault

Shades

To create a truly exceptional assortment able to satisfy all our customers' artistic universes, we have chosen:

Pastels Girault 27 Oriental earth
n° 27
Oriental earth
Pastels Girault 30 Oriental earth
n° 30
Oriental earth
Pastels Girault 94 Venice red
n° 94
Venice red
Pastels Girault 96 Venice red
n° 96
Venice red
Pastels Girault 383 Carmine madder
n° 383
Carmine madder
Pastels Girault 385 Carmine madder
n° 385
Carmine madder
Pastels Girault 286 Bluish purple
n° 286
Bluish purple
Pastels Girault 300 Chrome yellow
n° 300
Chrome yellow
Pastels Girault 302 Chrome yellow
n° 302
Chrome yellow
Pastels Girault 224 Earth green
n° 224
Earth green
Pastels Girault 226 Earth green
n° 226
Earth green
Pastels Girault 290 Prussian blue
n° 290
Prussian blue
Pastels Girault 294 Prussian blue
n° 294
Prussian blue
Pastels Girault 357 Cobalt blue
n° 357
Cobalt blue
Pastels Girault 358 Cobalt blue
n° 358
Cobalt blue
Pastels Girault 395 Intense blue
n° 395
Intense blue
Pastels Girault 484 Purplish grey
n° 484
Purplish grey
Pastels Girault 482 Purplish grey
n° 482
Purplish grey
Pastels Girault 446 Lacquered brown
n° 446
Lacquered brown
Pastels Girault 448 Lacquered brown
n° 448
Lacquered brown
Oriental earth, Venice red, Carmine madder, Bluish purple, Chrome yellow, Earth green, Prussian blue, Cobalt blue, Intense blue, Purplish grey, Lacquered brown
Hand-made in France - Pastels Girault

Hand-made in France

It's with patience, precision, and fineness that Stephane repeats the 6 key steps of the traditional workmanship on the entirety of our range. These last 20 gradations received the same care and attention, with the additional emotions of reviving a piece of history. In the house of Pastels Girault, it's through history that we write the future.

The wooden box

Alongside the manufacturing, we though about the creation of a new limited-edition case to show off the first 20 shades of this new chapter in our great history on the occasion of our 240th anniversary.

It’s always important for us to collaborate with local artisans as much as with local material. Therefore, this wooden box is produced in France from the ash tree that we find in our local region, and it is created by a cabinetmaker who lives in our local village of Montignac-Lascaux.

Le coffret en frêne - 20 teintes claires - Pastels Girault
Le coffret en frêne - 20 teintes claires - Pastels Girault
Le coffret en frêne - 20 teintes claires - Pastels Girault
Le coffret en frêne - 20 teintes claires - Pastels Girault
Le coffret en frêne - 20 teintes claires - Pastels Girault
Le coffret en frêne - 20 teintes claires - Pastels Girault

« To exist, we must surround ourselves with persistant realities. »
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

After 240 years, Pastels Girault is one of these realities, thanks to the rigorous conservation of our traditions