Off we go

Lena and her iconic Love Rules Forever clutch at Strehlgasse 26. Each accessory is designed at atelier enSoie Zürich. The clutch is made of finest silk and hand-embroidered by our longtime partner in Kolkata, India.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Preparing a festive dinner

The table is set — Preparing a festive dinner at our family home. The enSoie classic ceramic line is handmade by Justyna Babel-Piktel, our master ceramicist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. As a long-time friend of Monique Meier and a partner since 1990, she knows that all things beautiful are unique, and imperfection is a quality. To ensure a one-of-a-kind quality, Justyna and her highly skilled team cast and paint everything by hand. 

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Guetzli-Ziit

Marilou wearing our signature vichy apron at the family home. The apron is handmade of GOTS certified cotton and completed with a lovely hand-embroidery and hand-crocheted rim. 
Each piece is designed at atelier enSoie Zürich and made by our longtime partner in Kolkata, India.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Baby cashmere set

Winter is here — Matilda at home wearing our super soft cashmere set.
Each piece is designed at atelier enSoie Zürich, made of 100% pure Mongolian cashmere and completely hand-knitted in Nepal.

Photos by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

LRF Play tote bag

Into the night – Lena and Francis carrying our LRF Play tote bag.
Each bag is designed at atelier enSoie Zürich, then hand screen printed and made of GOTS certified cotton by our longtime partner in Kolkata, India.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Piano trio

Anna, Sophie and Eleonore wearing enSoie jewellery at Francis’ apartment.

Our first jewellery collection was released in 1990. To this day, every creation is designed at the in-house atelier in Zürich. Each piece is handmade with love and care by our longtime partner in Kolkata, India.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Keep it tidy

Our signature vichy toiletry bag in the family bathroom. The multifunctional toiletry cases are completely handmade. They are lined with thick cotton and completed with a pompon closure on a brass zipper and a hand-embroidered enSoie logo.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Autumn breeze

Carlotta on Lindenhof tying her scarf. Every design is created in our atelier and turned into a high-quality product by our partner manufacturer. All of our scarves feature a lovely hand-embroidered label.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Something beautiful for your hair

Anna wearing one of our Shape hair clips at the atelier. Each piece is handmade from brass by skilled craftsmen in India and designed at our in-house atelier in Zürich.

The collection consists of four different styles.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth
 

Bedtime and sweet dreams

Matilda at home wearing our snuggly baby pyjama.

Each piece is handmade in Switzerland and completed with a lovely rabbit embroidery. The cosy cotton jersey keeps your little one warm during colder nights. 

Photos by Rafael Palacio Illingworth.

Knitwear

Our high-quality Merino wool collection is knitted in Germany and designed at atelier enSoie Zürich.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Playtime with Billie

Eleonore at our family home in Zürich wearing a new check cashmere stole.

enSoie’s signature cashmere stoles are handwoven in Nepal and produced in very limited editions to ensure the highest quality. They are crafted to keep you warm for many winters and hopefully become one of your favourite items. 


Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Autumn is here

Autumn is here — Sophie coming from the Bürkliplatz market wearing our leather bag collection combined with the Vincent Tweed coat and the Zürich wool scarf. 

The small leather editions are handmade at the family-run artisanal factory in a picturesque village in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland. Like us, they care about where the raw materials come from and rely on transparent and socially and ecologically responsible value chains.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

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Forever little rascals

Forever little rascals — Clara, Marilou and Anna at atelier enSoie wearing the in-house designed tracksuits featuring our signature prints.

They are produced in Portugal by a GOTS certified manufacturer. The hoodie and trousers can be purchased individually or together in a set. This combination is not only comfortable to wear at home, but also perfect for a fun day outside.

Available in mint green, rose, ochre and navy.
100% cotton

Photos by Rafael Palacio Illingworth.

Revealing restoration

Revealing restoration — Sophie wearing our Vito alpaca coat at the Strehlgasse 26 construction site. We are currently performing a carefully managed restoration of the historic interior, dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. It’s not long now until we reveal the refurbished enSoie store!

Since the very first clothing collection in 1979, we have been following a style that identifies as both contemporary and classic. Our garments are produced in very limited editions and in the highest quality. All clothes are designed at atelier enSoie and sewn by a cooperative in Hungary.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

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Happy flowers

Happy flowers in a enSoie vichy vase

Happy flowers – A vichy vase decorating our family home. Our classic ceramic line is handmade by Justyna Babel-Piktel, our master ceramicist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. As a long-time friend of Monique Meier and a partner since 1990, she knows that all things beautiful are unique, and imperfection is a quality. To ensure a one-of-a-kind quality, Justyna and her highly skilled team cast and paint everything by hand. 

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Vichy pillows

Fly away and smile - Anna and Matilda at our family home, enjoying the cosiness of the vichy pillows. They are designed in our own atelier in Zürich. Each cover is made of 100% cotton and completed with handmade tassels.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Back to school

Carlotta on the steps to Lindenhof

Too cool for school - Carlotta on the steps to Lindenhof, wearing our «back to school» essentials. Every design is created in our own atelier and turned into high-quality products by small manufacturers. 

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Summer essentials

Enjoying the heat - Eleonore at the Zürichsee, wearing our summer essentials. Every design is created in our own atelier and turned into high-quality products by small manufacturers. 

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Brighten up this cloudy spring

Anna and Marilou, enSoie Zürich

Anna and Marilou wearing our new colourful flower stamp print at Wühre, Zürich. 
All pieces were printed in Mitlödi, Switzerland and then sewn by our long-term partner in Hungary. 

The collection is available in additional colours at enSoie and petit enSoie in Zürich.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth.

Spring colours

Matilda at atelier enSoie Zürich

Spring colours – Matilda visiting Anna at atelier enSoie, wearing our new pink knitwear outfit. Each piece is made of 100% Italian Merino wool, knitted in Germany.

New colours available in store only.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth.

Celebrating spring at home

Flowers at enSoie family home

Fragrant flowers decorating our family home. These special edition vases are hand-painted and adorned with floral ornaments by our master ceramicist in Poland.

Available in store.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth.

Celebrating spring with Marilou

Marilou at family home enSoie

Marilou at her grandparents' home wearing our Wendy dress. Each dress is sewn by our longterm partner in India and made of 100% Italian cotton. 

Available in store.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth.

Ready for cosiness

Marilou in her room wearing our fishbone-print tracksuit. The sweater and pants are made of 100% cotton and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) certified. This combination is not only comfortable to wear at home but also perfect for a fun day outside.

Available in pink, blue and yellow.

The wait for spring is finally over 2

Marilou, Clara, Carlotta enSoie by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Marilou, Clara & Carlotta at the botanical garden, wearing our Elizabethen striped dresses. Each dress is sewn in Hungary, made of 100% Italian cotton and OEKO-TEX® certified. 

Available in store.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth.

The wait for spring is finally over

Eleonore enSoie by Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Eleonore at Strehlgasse, wearing our iconic Alma striped dress. Each dress is sewn in Hungary, made of 100% Italian cotton and OEKO-TEX® certified. 

Available in store.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth.

Equipped for winter season

Ciro on Brupbacherplatz playground wearing our knit-collection and the enSoie x namuk down jacket.

Ciro on Brupbacherplatz playground wearing our knit-collection and the enSoie x namuk down jacket.

Our knit-collection is manufactured in Germany, OEKO-TEX® certified and made of Italian Merino wool. The high quality down jacket is cuddly soft, completely water-repellent and RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certified. This combination ensures to keep your little ones warm.

Photo by Rafael Palacio Illingworth.

Alma heart jewellery collection

Love rules forever – Eleonore at the atelier enSoie wearing the Alma heart jewellery collection.

Our fingerrings, bangles and ear studs are available in gold and silver. Each piece is hand made by our longtime partner goldsmith in Kolkata, India.

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.

Cashmere 2018

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

Dalma

Eleonore is wearing the linen "Dalma" dress in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Bronze

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.

enSoie Essence

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.

100% Swiss­made.

Vichy ceramics

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 x namuk

Zusammen mit den Kinder Outdoorkleider Spezialisten von namuk haben wir eine Daunenjacke gemacht. Leicht, langlebig und warm für kalte, eisige Winter.

'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
100% cashmere

All of our scarves should be dry cleaned.
Photos by Chris Eggli