Designers & Collaborations
Surrounded by the best talents
Since its creation, the house founded by Charles Christofle in 1830 has been committed to solicit talents and collaborate with artists.
For Christofle, goldsmithing and haute-silversmithing are trades that reflect the customs of an era while at the same time they must be able to create timeless objects that will to go down the centuries.
To achieve this ambition, many artists and designers have contributed through their talents to create remarkable collections, in collaboration with the silversmiths, master silversmiths and the design studio of the house. Man Ray and Cocteau are among them of course, but also avant-garde architect designer Gio Ponti and modernist goldsmiths such as Lino Sabatini and Christian Fjerdingstad who left a strong impact on the creations of the house in the 20th century. We should also mention a major name in French and international design, Andrée Putman, who created the Vertigo collection and the Idole collection for Christofle.
More recently, Christofle associated its name with renowned designers like: Mademoiselle Aurélie Bidermann (Babylone Collection), Elliott Barnes (Dellipse Collection), Marcel Wanders (Jardin d'Eden collection), the Nendo studio (Constellation collection), Eric Schmitt (Céleste collection), Sarah Espeute (Sarah Espeute for Christofle) or the artist Richard Orlinski (animal sculptures).
For Christofle, being surrounded by the best talents means constantly taking up the challenge of creativity and excellence.