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The history of Christofle

Paris begins in 1830 with the introduction of then absolutely innovative technology in the production of silver plated products. The founder Charles Christofle acquired different patents to the silver plating of metal and with it built up the fame of the company. Further on silver plated flatware in France is called 'Christofle silver'. The founder was awarded by Napoleon to the third in 1855 with the title of the purveyor to the court, after a little while he was decorated as K.u. K. purveyor to the court of the Austrian emperor. After his death the unstoppable raise of the Parisian brand continued. In his history the brand of Paris has realized outstanding art-objects for worldwide prominent personalities and projects.
The equipment of the Hotel Ritz and the Orient-Express train from Paris to Istanbul with hollowware laid in the hands of this French manufacturer. Together with famous designers Christofle developed the objects which are to be found today in the various big art museums of the world. In the nineteen fifties the company Cardeilhac could be taken over.

In Christofles range you find

some of the still absolutely topical designs which are based on the designs of the Maison Cardeilhac even today. In the topical assortment you find designers like Andrée Putman, Marcel Wanders and Gio Ponti to name only some. To emphasize particularly is the recently resulted flatware Jardin d'Eden from Marcel Wanders. This originally as a cutlery design visualizes the joys and innocence of the garden Eden on the entire surface of the flatware - including the knife blades - with a fine engraving. In the beginning made in silver plated, this design is also manufactured in sterling as well. On account of the great success the subject was continued on a big assortment of tableware, plates, trays and centerpieces. As usual with this manufacturer, we experience a constant change and a constant enlargement of the assortment, so that we may be curious on the next objects from the flatware-series of Jardin d'Eden.
Completely new ideas the Paris brand realizes since 2012: high-quality trays, bowls and wine coolers from designer hand from stainless steel complement the range: Oh de Christofle, a series dedicated to the subject bar and cocktail. Besteckliste of course offers primarily the flatware of Christofle. The design of this flatware reaches from the classical flatwares like Malmaison from the Napoleonic era, the models Marly, Cluny and Perles up to the quite modern cutleries like Jardin d'Eden from Marcel Wanders.

Christofle is mainly represented

in the range of the silver plated cutleries, this is owed of course in primarily to the history of the brand. Beside these cutleries the luxury brand from Paris produces a small selected range of cutleries of sterling silver.
To emphasise particularly is the model Renaissance, made 100% of handcrafted. Every single piece of this outstanding cutlery is worked out bit by bit in pure manual labour. The cutleries in silver plated, as well as the cutlery in sterling silver are available custom-made with a golden decoration or with a entire gold plating. On these pages we offer only one small choice to this custom-made products, however, many are available with us. Please ask for it. Beside the flatware in silver and in sterling silver the French manufacturer delivers a small but elegant choice of flatware in stainless steel. The modern and contemporary draughts are dominating with the steel cutleries. Besides you find well-known traditional cutleries in excellent elaboration - like the design of Albi 2 and Hudson, which are based on traditional designs - in the steel flatware range of Christofle. In these cutleries the pattern Elementaire - characterized by the vertically standing knife - is to be emphasized. This cutlery in an excellent material thickness - by which it lies very well in the hand - develops its charm then when you place your table in the French way: the fork and the spoon with the prongs and bowls down and the knife with the edge of the blade to the table cloth. See there: Now it turns out a harmonious picture in which all ends of the handles show a soft curve down.

All items of Christofle

cutlery

Albi Albi 2 América Aria B.Y Chinon Cluny Commodore Élémentaire Fidélio Galéa Galet Hudson Jardin d'Eden L'Ame de Christofle Malmaison Marly Marly gravée Mimosa Mood Mood Gold Mood Precious roségold Origine Osiris Perles Perles 2 Renaissance Rubans Spatours Uni

table accessories

Albi Anémone - Belle Époque Bulle D'Argent Fidélio Jardin d'Eden K+T Malmaison Oh de Christofle Silver Time Vertigo

dinnerware

Albi Or Albi Platine Jardin d'Eden Madison 6 Malmaison Or Malmaison Platine Vertigo

living

Club Collection Jardin d'Eden Kawali Malmaison

glassware

Albi Cluny Graphik Iriana Jardin d'Eden Kawali Marly Or Scottish
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