Teatime with Sophie
Every year Sophie celebrates the beginning of the holiday season together with her nieces Carlotta, Marilou, Clara and family dog Billie. This year they are all wearing doupion silk dresses featuring the enSoie "Together" check design. Its colours symbolise love, joy and harmony.
The enSoie family wishes all of you a joyful holiday season.
Cookbook release party
Last month we celebrated the launch of Sophie's cookbook "Familiengeschichten und Geheimrezepte" with a special dinner at the store. Katja Früh read aloud some family stories featured in the book and Dieter Meier performed some exclusive songs for the occasion.
Thinking of 1990
The 1990 collection consists of an eau de toilette, a laundry detergent and a scented candle*. Its warm and enveloping scent is tied to Anna Meier's childhood emotions and to the memory of her family home. Silk, rose, leather, wood, smoked cigars. Anna developed the scents together with a local perfumer. Handmade with love.
The description of a scent is impossible you have to wear it.
Photography by Sophie Meier
*The scented candle is hand-thrown at the in-house enSoie, hand poured in Einsiedeln and hand-painted by Anna herself. Therefore each vessel is a unique and available in store only.
Hello autumn! Event Photos
Impressions from our autumn party at petit enSoie!
Familiengeschichten und Geheimrezepte
Zopf mit Schützenwurst und Senf, Opas Krawatte, Lammracks mit Bratkartoffeln, Burrata mit Pferdeduft – in diesem Kochbuch treffen geheime Familienrezepte auf lustige Geschichten aus Sophies Leben, geschrieben von Katja Früh.
Join us for soup, sirup, wine, face painting, live music and the release of our latest collab with namuk! Saturday, 27. October 2018 15–18h, petit enSoie Rindermarkt 23, 8001 Zürich.
Let‘s have some fun!
In the countryside
Best friends Anna and Lisa spent a day with their kids in the countryside. They were having a picnic, playing hide and seek and singing songs. enSoie's new wool knitwear collection was keeping them warm and cozy.
Amara and Olin are wearing our current winter collection.
Our classic high-quality cashmere stoles are handwoven in Nepal and produced in very limited editions. They are crafted to last many winters, keep you warm and hopefully become one of your favourite items. We advise you to use the stole gently and sparingly – handle with care.
Size: 130 x 130 cm / 51 x 51 in
Composition: 100% cashmere
Care and Maintenance: dry clean
For these fine garments we used 100% italian woolcrepe. Available in store only.
enSoie x namuk 2018
Anna & Marilou are wearing the new enSoie x namuk jackets.
The high-quality, RDS-certified (Responsible Down Standard) goose down jacket is very light, extremely warm, cuddly soft and completely water-repellent.
Two colour variations will be available in October 2018.
Check out our new store playlists on spotify selected by our friend Alban Schelbert.
Kids summer collection
Kids summer collection. Available exclusively at petit enSoie.
Kids swimwear. Available exclusively at petit enSoie.
Impressions from our store.
Kids summer dresses
Discover our new summer dresses for kids at petit enSoie, Rindermarkt 23, 8001 Zürich.
Impressions from our store.
Badi-Saison starts now
Eleonore, Anna, Carlotta, Marilou, Clara & Rafael on a sunny afternoon on the Zürichsee. The swimwear collection is available at enSoie and petit enSoie.
petit enSoie opening party
Impressions from the opening party at petit enSoie!
petit enSoie Eröffnungsfest
Wir freuen uns Euch
zur Eröffnung des Kinderladens
petit enSoie einzuladen.
face painting, balloons, food, fun,
champagne and sirup of course
Samstag, 2. Juni 2018
14–17 Uhr, petit enSoie
Rindermarkt 23, 8001 Zürich
“When we were kids, our grandmother knitted cardigans and our mother sewed dresses for us.” — Eleonore, Sophie and Anna Meier
enSoie has been creating adorable kids clothing since the early 1980s. With the second generation in charge, Eleonore, Sophie and Anna Meier realised the long lasting dream by opening petit enSoie in March 2018 - a boutique for the little ones.
“Having young children of our own motivated us to create our own kids line.” — Eleonore and Anna Meier
At petit enSoie you can find anything for your children, reaching from elegant dresses to everyday jeans and charming interior objects. Always using high quality materials and handcrafts, petit enSoie is elegant and charming with a unique touch. We specialise in precious new born gifts and extraordinary clothing for boys and girls.
Newborn — 18 month
Our everyday cotton jersey line is made of Austrian cotton and manufactured in Switzerland. It contains simple onesies, pyjamas and day dresses. To keep the baby warm we created a knit collection made of 100% Italian wool, produced in Germany. Our precious 100% Mongolian cashmere blanket is a classic at enSoie and can be personalised to make a special gift.
Size 86 — 128 (age 1.5 —8 years)
Our classic line for boys and girls consists of simple shirts, straight cut jeans and lovely cotton dresses. The knit collection, including a jumper, cardigan and v-neck gilet, keeps the kids warm. Our “club sportif” collection with allover printed trunks and sweaters makes every day look comfortable and cool.
In collaboration with outerwear experts namuk we created a down jacket. For the winter stroll, girls can wear our 'Harris Tweed' coat and the boys our marine jacket made of Austrian Loden. “Start to love rain” with our 'Pelikan' rain coat made of ETA proof (wind and water resistant) Swiss cotton.
Our interior range covers everything from embroidered cushions, blankets, poufs, bronze lamps to silky rabbits. It will make every child's room unique, cosy and loveable.
Sustainability, both ecological and social is our core philosophy. Design wise we try to create timeless pieces that can be passed down generations. The materials we utilise are free from synthetic fibres and harmful substances. Most of our products are labeled with OEKO-TEX® 100, respectively 1000 or the GOTS. For our partners leading small manufactories we guarantee a fair salary and a good working space. Through decades of working together with our partners, many have become close family friends.
Our “service après-vente” makes sure that all enSoie items are taken care of to last for many generations. Just a few examples include sewing on buttons, fixing holes, shortening pants or exchanging a coat's lining.
petit enSoie is located in the heart of Zürich. Just a 5 minute walk from the motherhouse on the other side of the Limmat river. The store was designed by Eleonore Meier. “I wanted parents and kids to feel comfortable”, she says. The interior is fully made of wood, the shelves resemble small houses and the soft colours bring out a cosy atmosphere.
Sophie in Kolkata
When Sophie was traveling to Kolkata earlier this year, she had her cotton "Alma" dress with her.
The "Alma" dress is back in stock!
In spring 2018 we opened our very first kids store 'petit enSoie'.
At petit enSoie we offer unique, long-lasting, essential items; precious pieces lovingly designed and fair produced.
8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Monday to Friday: 10–18:30h
Some impressions from our Atelier in Zürich.
Eleonore is wearing the linen "Dalma" dress in Marrakesh, Morocco.
enSoie ceramic spring vase
Flower painting by Eleonore Meier
A trip to Kolkata
Visiting our long-time friend and partner Surendra Kumar Joshi.
Come by say hi!
Just a 5 minute walk from the enSoie motherhouse.
Oro de Cacao in collaboration with enSoie
enSoie founder Monique Meier designed this year`s spring edition for ORO DE CACAO. Charming rabbits on the packaging and colorful eggs in the windows! The hand shaped chocolate bunnies by Monique are all unique and lovingly hand-decorated at Wühre 15, 8001 Zürich by Corinne.
Available only at Oro de Cacao, Wühre 15, 8001 Zürich.
This year's enSoie spring collection. Only available at enSoie Zürich, Strehlgasse 26, 8001 Zürich.
Adele is working on some new ceramic shapes.
Anna is wearing the 9 carat gold heart earhanger.
Sélection Mode Suisse chez enSoie
"Ceramics" by Eleonore Francesca Meier
Shop + Champagne
Saturday, January 20, 10 –17h
Rindermarkt 23, 8001 Zürich
Team enSoie Zürich
"Oro de Cacao" Chocolat Dieter Meier
In direkter Nachbarschaft von enSoie eröffnet Dieter Meier heute an der Wühre 15 seinen «Salon du Cacao». Dazu möchten wir Sie gerne einladen.
Der Geschmack des reinen Kakao. Schokolade, die ausschliesslich die natürlichen Aromen der Kakao-Bohne enthält. Ein neues industrielles Produktionsverfahren, das in der Schweiz in Zusammenarbeit mit Prof. Dr. Thilo Hühn (ZHAW) entwickelt wurde und die Verarbeitung von Kakao-Bohnen auf qualitativ hochwertigste Weise revolutioniert.
Im Gegensatz zur herkömmlichen Schokoladen-Fabrikation werden keine Fremdaromen zugefügt, um eine vollaromatische, fruchtige Schokolade zu erreichen, die auch bei einem hohen Kakao-Anteil nicht von Bitterstoffen dominiert ist.
Die Schokolade-Spezialitäten sind ab Freitag, 8. Dezember 2017 auch bei enSoie an der Strehlgasse 26 in Zürich erhältlich.
Monique Meier, founder of enSoie, crafts all the ideas with her own hands in intense sessions at the in-house atelier above the store. Monique creates mythical creatures with gnarled faces, called “les animaux fabuleux”, or beaming hooks and buttons. No pen or paper needed, only a lump of clay, artistically shaping, experimenting, studying and re ecting. There is still an element of mystery behind the creation process; ultimately, every object has its very own character.
All our bronze objects aim to make us appreciate what’s around us a little bit more and add that certain something to our homes: a chandelier to strike just the right ambiance for a cosy get- together, a hook to hang up your favourite coat, a knob to open and close your
drawer and keep your precious cashmere safe, and so much more.
For the majority of our production, we head out into the rural countryside in the Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. There, two men, two generations, united by one passion, work side by side. In Max and Martin, the “Meister und Geselle”, we have found our perfect partners to carry the business forward. They belong to a small group of founders who master and apply traditional hand-casting techniques. The final touch, again, is added by Monique Meier herself. The “patinage” is the finishing process where the colour and texture nuances bring the object’s personality to life.
The company’s premises have been enriched by objects cast in bronze since the late 1980s, such as the dancing rabbits (1987), enSoie’s iconic symbol and lucky mascot, or the grand chandelier (1990). At enSoie we pursue long-lasting collaborative relationships with selected local artisanal manu- facturers and partners from abroad.
1 Year Le café enSoie by ViCAFE
Today we celebrate "Le café enSoie by ViCAFE's" 1 year anniversary with Sophie, Nadia & Anna.
Welcome to our first floor at Strehlgasse 26, 8001 Zürich
Vintage Sale Art & Photo Books
Art & Photo Books
enSoie’s olfactory range evokes nature through carefully chosen materials.
A woody, oral aroma was chosen to accentuate the aura of the “maison enSoie”, which is at once vitalising, stimulating, soothing, refreshing and harmonising: a scent designed to gently emphasise your uniqueness.
The key process begins with the creation of the essence, which is the amalga mation of various ingredients including geranium, peppermint, lavender, clove, green tangerine and rosemary. We collaborated with a local perfume maker in order to create a signature fragrance, harmoniously adjusted depending on the type of application, taking care to balance the notes to avoid any overpowering.
enSoie Essence consists of
#1 the perfume
#2 the scented candle
#3 the hand soap
We guarantee the use of sustainable and natural ingredients. Production in small, controlled batches allows us to maintain a product of very high quality.
enSoie objects sprout many roots and what starts as a dessin for a silk scarf may end up as a real object made of ceramics. This is how ideas catch on and find their way into our homes. As for the hand-painted Vichy pattern, it all began with the checked woven fabric we all know and love.
When you hold our trademark checked Vichy ceramics in your hand, it’s all thanks to Ms Justyna Babel-Piktel and her team. A long-time friend of enSoie founder Monique Meier and a stellar partner since 1990, she was born in 1954 into a traditional Polish pottery family - the master ceramicist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw knows that all things beautiful are unique and imperfection is a quality. That is why she and her highly skilled team cast and paint everything by hand. Their mastery manifests itself in the intricate details and the one-of-a-kind quality of our ceramic range.
A classic line for every home
The variety of shapes and sizes are designed for your pleasure. Our classic Vichy ceramic line is the perfect set for your doppio, oolong tea, bouquet of roses, Bircher muesli, spaghetti Bolognese, fruit and vegetables. A closer look at the pieces, which at first glance may appear identical, reveals the uniqueness of each item thanks to subtle variations in shape and colour.
What’s your colour?
The Vichy ceramic line comes in six classic colours inspired by Zürichsee during l’heure bleu (navy), a morning sky in springtime (baby blue), a local pine deep in the woods (green), dark thunder clouds on a summer’s night (black), a chilled raspberry yogurt (pink) or a forever loving heart (red). Limited colour editions feature temporarily in our very particular palette. In each instance, Justyna Babel-Piktel and her team mix the colours from scratch to give the collection its colour nuances. Some items come with a 10k gold-infused glaze and for these products we advise hand-washing.
La maison enSoie
A collection dedicated to all the crafts practiced in the house at Strehlgasse Zürich.
enSoie presents @ Rindermarkt 23
Am Rindermarkt 23, 8001 in Zürich, präsentiert enSoie bis am 23. Dezember 2017 eine Reihe von Veranstaltungen.
#1 21.10. Simon Trüb, Keramiken
#2 24.10. Julian Zigerli, store bis am 23. Dezember
#3 10.11.-12.11 Studio Ilio, Design Objekte
#4 18.11. Konga Bar
#5 26.11. Vintage art & photo books by Chris Eggli
#6 14.12. Bestiaire Intime, Poesie Lesung
enSoie x namuk
Zusammen mit den Kinder Outdoorkleider Spezialisten von namuk haben wir eine Daunenjacke gemacht. Leicht, langlebig und warm für kalte, eisige Winter.
enSoie x Reportagen Werkstatt
Zusammenarbeit mit Reportagen.
'Check' stole cashmere multicolour
The ‘Check’ stole is made of softest Mongolian cashmere. It is sure to become your favourite companion throughout the cooler months. It keeps you warm, cosy and stylish. The scarf has borders in different colours and is completed with a hand embroidered label.
size 130x130cm / 51x51in
All of our scarves should be dry cleaned.
Photos by Chris Eggli
Le Café enSoie by ViCAFE
Le café enSoie by ViCAFE
Angebot: Frische Kaffeegetränke und Backwaren
Kaffee-Preise ab CHF 3.-
Öffnungszeiten: Montag – Freitag, 08:00 – 16:00; Samstag, 09:30 – 17 Uhr
„ONE OF A KINDA MAGIC“
enSoie und Julian Zigerli - eSJZ - capsule collection
Anna Meier (enSoie) und Julian Zigerli haben sich für die einzigartige „eSJZ - ONE OF A KINDA MAGIC - capsule collection“ zusammengetan. Präsentiert wird die Kollektion im Rahmen der Mode Suisse 2017. Erste Teile gibts ab Donnerstag, 31. August 2017 während der "Sélection Mode Suisse" bei enSoie. Dann umgehend nach der Mode Suisse Show am Montag, 4. September 2017 und vom 5. - 27. September wieder bei enSoie.
Die langjährige Freundschaft und der unternehmenslustige Austausch zwischen Anna Meier und Julian Zigerli hat sich seit der Besetzung von Julian Zigerli UPSTAIRS im Haus enSoie intensiviert. Aus dieser Schnittstelle resultierte der Gedanke einer gemeinsamen Kollektion. Die Idee war von Anfang an aus dem Fundus der beiden Brands Muster, Schnitte, Farben und Verarbeitungstechniken zu verwenden, neu zusammenzusetzen um Neues und gleichzeitig Wiedererkennbares zu schaffen.
Entstanden sind Mäntel, Kleider, Hemden, Hosen, Jacken, Foulards, T-Shirts, Taschen, Portemonnaies, Schlüsselanhänger und Armbändeli in streng limitierter Auflage. Die Mäntel beispielsweise sind Unikate. Es gibt sie zwar in 12 verschiedenen Farben, aber jede Farbe nur einmal.
From us with love
Anna Meier und Julian Zigerli
eSJZ chez enSoie, 5 - 27 septembre
#eSJZ #Zürich #enSoie #JulianZigerli #oneofakindamagic #unisex #gzsz