In 1925, two Belgian industrialists met at the Brussels Fair – a specialist in enamelling; the other a casting specialist. Together they ‘discovered the formula’ for enameling cast iron and brought color to the kitchen. Together, the founders of Le Creuset ushered in a new era of kitchenware. After their first meeting, Armand Desaegher and Octave Aubecq agreed to collaborate and together they defined the basic production process for the enameled cast iron cocotte that we still use today. After creating a working prototype in 1925, Le Creuset was born. Years later, our cast iron casseroles are the product of nearly a century of refinement. Passed through generations, they improve with age.