In 1986, Bernard Yot designed Talisman, inspired by in the Art Deco style.
Unlike any other collection, Talisman is a part of Christofle’s bespoke service. The collection is available in the color of your choosing.
Origin & Design
In 1986, Bernard Yot and Studio Christofle designed Talisman, inspired by the Art Deco style.
It is a collection unlike any other, that celebrates color and the uniqueness of the hosts who chooses it.
Talisman is a precious collection, made to measure only.
To the eyes’ delight, the collection is available in an infinite number of colors.
The design of the curved silver-plated metal ribs emphasizes the matt finish of the chosen color with its shine.
The Talisman collection is available for tableware such as forks, knives and spoons but also in serving cutlery.
Christofle begins the process by stamping the cover in the chosen metal, leaving hollow parts to accommodate the lacquer.
After this step, it is sanded. This sanding allows the lacquer to cling on to the metal.
Then, 2 coats of lacquer are applied to give the color and 16 coats of varnish. This step is repeated numerous times and is applied by hand.
This allows Talisman to be solid and resistant.
The final step entails a topcoat of emery-coating to distinguish the contrast between the colored lacquer and metal frame.
After, each piece is hand polished to reveal the perfect shine. The Art Deco design of the ribs amplifies the saturation of the chosen color.
The lacquer is available in any color or shade, be it to match your favorite dinner service or a specific pantone reference.
Talisman flatware is available in silver plated metal or gilded, matching all porcelain with colored fillets and some floral pattern.
Christofle also offers the possibility to personalize this flatware withinitials, coat of arms or logo, and patterns: wood veined, eggshell and shagreen