Arborescence

 Silver Plate - Stainless Steel

Arborescence

Arborescence collection

Design Ora-Ïto

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. 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.

the collection