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Extraordinary pieces of jewellery

for the dining table are created by Puiforcat since beginning. The draughts of the 20s are impressed by the decorative art with her abstracted décor and her predilection for valuable materials - silver and precious stones. The Paris manufacture continues the aesthetic tradition with the emphatically handcrafted dining collection Jacaranda. However, tasting and oenology characterize the silver accessories of the last years. The Collection Champagne and the Timbale a Cognac define the pleasure with the subtle creation of the silver objects anew.

  • Collection Champagne
  • Puiforcat Cuistot
  • Etchéa (art déco 1937) Inspired by the Etchéa coffee and tea service designed by Jean Puiforcat in 1928, the Art Déco 1937 collection draws from the codes of the original drawings while playing with the style. Fine vertical fluting delicately highlighted by a row of metal beads and the blending of silver-plated metal...
  • The Euclide collection’s clean lines and mirror-polished finish lend it an elegant simplicity for a refined service that pairs naturally with any style.
  • A contemporary line, the Jacaranda collection features an original hammered finishing created in Puiforcat's workshops. Brazilian rosewood pieces alternates between mate and shine finishes. This collection of table accessories and decorative objects is a testament to Puiforcat’s virtuosity when it...
  • Puiforcat Loya (Art Déco 1927) The delicately facetted bands that surround the rounded Loya pieces are the sole ornamentation on this original Jean Puiforcat design. This type of simplicity is customary to modern silverwork, and Puiforcat has established itself as the unrivalled leader in this realm. Such purity also allows light...
  • Nantes This bold silver-plated collection is inspired by a Jean Puiforcat designs. Its strong personality owes to the powerful architecture of its straight fluted lines. These are softened by the triple lobe featured at their end, on the cutlery handles or at the corners of the platters.
  • Perfectly tuned on wine and champagne are the glasses Sommelier. The silver table accessories of the same name complement this series equally. The proportions of the drinking vessels are taken up and varied. The professional wine cooler for up to 6 bottles repeats the lines also like the...
  • Timbale à cognac After granting an extraordinary gustatory experience with its Champagne beaker, Puiforcat presses on in its exploration of the art of taste. The house invents the Cognac beaker, a new tasting implement of sterling silver and gold gild. Conceived in partnership with École Boulle and student Léo...

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Puiforcat

This family cutler, founded

in Paris in 1820 by Emile Puiforcat and his two cousins, owes most of its renown to Jean Puiforcat, from the fourth generation of the family, who was to write the most beautiful pages of its history almost a century later, and would establish the company in the avant-garde of modern silverwork.
Driven by his father, Louis-Victor Puiforcat, the company began evolving towards the high-end of the silversmith’s trade in the late nineteenth century, recreating eighteenth-century masterpieces from his collection that are now exhibited at the Louvre museum in Paris. His son Jean was named a master silversmith in 1920.

Immersed in the wave of artistic

change that characterised the period between the wars, he was one of the founders of the Union des artistes modernes in 1929, and was a friend of René Herbst, le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Chareau. He was passionate about sculpture and invented a revolutionary formal language that advocated adapting form to suit function. His unfussy style – characterised by pure, architectural lines, notable simplicity and the marriage of solid silver with other precious materials such as exotic woods, semi-precious stones and shagreen – is inspired by Art déco and was the founding stone for contemporary high-end silverwork. His work is regularly revived and still exudes the same spirit we see in contemporary in-house collections.

Puiforcat came under the wing of the Hermès group in 1993 and, sustained by an exceptional know-how, it now works on re-launching its most beautiful heritage pieces as well as devising tomorrow’s classics with the help of present-day designers.

The solid steel cutlery set Zermatt,

designed by Patrick Jouin and launched in 2010, has already been included in the permanent collections of the Museum at the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Over and above the art of tableware, the house of Puiforcat intends to continue using its almost two-hundred-year-old expertise to serve a complete “silversmith’s art of living” particularly with respect to the art of taste and of decoration. The champagne beaker, a unique tasting tool created in 1999, and the range of kitchen knives conceived with Pierre Gagnaire in 2011, illustrate this commitment.

material

silverplated

Silvered objects do not differ optically from massively silver ones. The silver plating is a galvanised surface which is applied on a core from base material like steel, alpaca (German silver) or bronze. Steel is used especially for cutlery from great serial productions which can be produced cost-efficient. We find bronze particularly with candelabras and hollowware, while German silver with high-quality silver plated cutlery. Alpaca is an alloy of copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and zinc (Zn) and with his qualities similar to pure silver (Ag). Luxurious decors can be exact executed with this base material. The surface is galvanised with silver which quality is given in gramme per 12 table forks and table spoons - which are accepted with 24 dm². Then there occur names as 90, 100, 150, 180, with or without other additions. This designation mainly is use in Germany, objects of other origin have another - or none - name of the silver layer.

Hallmark Silverplated Puiforcat

Hallmark Silverplated Puiforcat



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