Mar 16, 2020


The collection

Created in 2010 by designer Ora-Ïto, the Arborescence collection is dedicated to minimalist design. Ora-Ïto succeeds in the daring gamble of combining the elegance of Christofle with the abstract evocation of plants.

Modernity and comfort of use

In 2013, candelabras and steel furniture will round out the collection. These include an end table, a coffee table, a console and a dining table in limited edition. While keeping the silversmith’s tradition of furniture making in mind, Ora-Ïto offers a contemporary take on metal furniture. “Arborescence” seals Christofle’s approach to new materials: in this instance, steel offers design lovers both modernity and comfort of use. It puts a unique stamp on the House’s lifestyle collections and asserts itself as the Christofle icon for today.

Ora Ito

Ora-Ïto is the label and adopted name of the French designer who, at age 19, created the world’s first virtual brand. This iconoclastic designer built up a worldwide reputation in the late nineties by creating 3D parodies of products by brands such as Louis Vuitton, Apple and Bic. His talent, adventuresome spirit and fresh vision of well-known brands soon made him a star on the international design scene, with an impressive portfolio of clients.
Arborescence table

In 2011, this collection expanded to include new pieces while remaining true to the designer’s original approach of blending linearity and curves. These new creations included a 21-light centerpiece in silver plate, a floor lamp with geometric lines and opal-colored polyphane lampshades, and a pedestal table with stylized tree legs. In keeping with his philosophy of “simplexity”, the designer creates complex objects of apparent simplicity; these are the hallmark of his savoir-faire. Inspired by Christofle’s roots and the House’s DNA, "Arborescence” is the fruit of a marriage between traditional archetypes, refinement and rigor. This line perfectly incorporates House codes (purity, elegance, materials) while creating a bold new signature that transcends the substance itself: its fluid, organically inspired lines approach geometric abstraction.