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In his history the brand Christofle

has proved over and over again that the company is able to connect stylish currents and lifestyle at the highest level with each other. So that it should not surprise that the french luxury brand goes for some years absolutely new ways.

As already with the cutleries,

the brand has recently discovered the stainless steel as a material for home accessories. For over 180 years sterling silver and silvered table accessories is the topic of the brand. With the products from stainless steel the company stays abreast of the claims to a modern and casual lifestyle. Processed in the same manner like all objects and cutleries of silver, the independent designs for residential accessories and table accessories from stainless steel are made in topmost quality.

  • Christofle Jardin d'Eden The seduction of the master piece penned by Marcel Wanders has entered the triumphal procession into the room decoration.
    Unconsciousness and freshness of the Dutch make innovative prestige objects that have a tradition in the Parisian house. The candelabra in different dimensions are a...
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Particularly the latest product

of this line, Oh De Christofle which is a series all around oenology and cocktail is to be emphasized. The harmonious forms from segments of a circle and straight lines prove a harmonious picture which you will find again in the trays, wine coolers, bowls and coasters.
The only decoration of this series is the functional grasp: a perfectly circular recess, framed by a strong metal ring, is the theme which guides through this design. Made in stainless steel, brilliant polished and with softy rounded edges. The clear design which reminds of maritime elements like a porthole of a ship is the perfect companion an informal dinner with friends. Elegant and robust.

Home accessories with completely

different material combinations the Paris brand from the Rue Royal shows with the series Essentiell introduced in 2013. Essentiell exists as a series of two trays and the cutlery canteen for 144 parts. Both trays are completely worked of walnut wood, worked out in a way which is taken already a small piece of art alone for itself. An unusual piece in the collection of Christofle Home accessories will form this tray, however, only by both handles from stainless steel which are right on the short sides - as they were the quiet frames for the lively wood. Both trays are worked on bottom and edge of walnut wood and the clutches are of polished stainless steel. Both have originated in the house own Design Studio.
The canteen Essentiell is also made out of nut wood for 144 parts. The surface of the wood is broken up merely by the clutches of the four drawers which are made - of course - out of stainless steel. This cassette is a perfect supplement to the silver cutleries of this luxury brand and an alternative to the cassettes which are delivered to the big sets there.
Christofle Home accessories from stainless steel are a line which changes and is extended constantly, so that you can always make new discoveries.


Silver of Christofle connects

like no other luxury and spirit of the times. The flatware, hollowware and pieces of art are created on the basis of unconditional will to the renewal under observance of the highest quality. Coherent the name of Christofle all over the world is a synonym for French luxury. Besteckliste selected the various silverware, flatware and gifts from this luxury brand for you. Dive with us one in quite unique universe of this luxury brand.

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.



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.

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