1840 Journal

Meet the artisans, discover their expertise, and share their passion.


Jar - objects for the kitchen Jar - objects for the kitchen

Food should not only be eaten but treated well too.

Meet Gabrielle and Élyse, childhood friends and co-founders of Jarre. Dreaming of designing a company together, it took them years of school and research to discover that they wanted to create a joint project revolving around food. Jarre takes conventional kitchen storage units to a new level by using eco-friendly material and slip-casting to create pieces that'll keep fruits, vegetables and other items fresh and preserved. Founded in 2014, Jarre keeps its authenticity with its modernity, innovation and comfort within kitchens spaces.

Founders of Jarre, Gabrielle Falardeau and Élyse Leclerc Founders of Jarre, Gabrielle Falardeau and Élyse Leclerc

After Gabrielle, having studied in cinematography, and Élyse, having studied in environmental studies, they ventured into a new field within their mutual passion: food. Their mission was to create a project that focused on design and a healthy lifestyle. Following a year of also having studied in cabinetmaking, Gabrielle and Élyse began conceptualizing their first prototype, La Denise. It’s a storage module of three sections that preserves fruits and vegetables by mutual conservation properties. It gained popularity through its originality and winning multiple design awards. As simple as it sounds, this piece can take up to two months to produce.

Working with eco-sourced materials like wood and North American ceramics, Gabrielle and Élyse collaborate with experts all around Montreal to create the most innovative products.

Jarre - La Denise - fruit and vegetable storage Jarre - La Denise - fruit and vegetable storage

Jarre’s goal is to innovate the design industry with simplicity, one piece at a time. “We want to rethink the traditional kitchen and have our accessories be easy to use and accessible for each member of the family.” 

Jarre - Garlic Jar Jarre - Garlic Jar

Their motivation comes from storing and preserving fresh produce out in open air. The importance of their mission in minimalism has played a huge role in their success, while keeping a healthy relationship with the environment.

Promoting with a clean and simple aesthetic in mind, Gabrielle and Élyse produce everlasting pieces that are beautiful and easy to use.