TIMELINE

2016

The iconic Mood By Christofle is available in two new colors and luxurious materials. Mood Precious with 18-carat pink gold and Mood Gold with 24-carat. 

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2016: Launch of Collection Club. Through this collection, Christofle reveals itself bold and innovative. The House unveils a home and lifestyle collection made entirely of mirror steel and smooth veal leather. 

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2016: Launch of the Céleste collection in collaboration with the designer Eric Schimtt. This home collection is composed of decorative pieces as boxes, composée de pièces décoratives, candlesticks, tablecenterpiece, votives and Haute Orfèvrerie pieces.

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2015

2015: Launch of the new concept MOOD By Christofle. This decorative piece appears secretive about its function. MOOD unveils a contemporary flatware in plated-silver and shakes up the classic codes of table setting.

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2015 :  Opening of the first Christofle's boutique dedicated on jewellery collection in the 6th district of Paris.

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2015: The iconic jewellery collection Idole de Christofle adorns precious materials with creations made from white gold and diamonds.

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2015: Christofle launches a new jewellery collection entitled Duo Complice. The combination of sterling silver and leather brings elegance, flexibility and refinement.

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2012

Opening of the new Christofle Pavillon in New York, 846 Madison Avenue.

Pavillon Christofle, New York - Photo Jean François Jaussaud

Pavillon Christofle, New York - Photo Jean François Jaussaud

2010

Designer Ora-Ïto creates the infamous Arborescence Candelabra for Christofle. The same year, Marcel Wanders designs the "Jardin d'Eden" cutlery, the spoons, knifes and fourchs, which extremities are entirely forged and decorating by the technique of swaging.

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Cutlery "Jardin d'Eden" (Garden of Eden) - Photo : Vincent Thibert

2005

The first jewelry silver collection designed by Andrée Putman - Collection 925- is launched.
A gataway to the third millenary.

925 Ring - Photo : Vincent Thibert

925 Ring - Photo : Vincent Thibert

1971

Opening of the Yainville factory (Normandie, France).
Until today, Christofle manufactures its entire production in this ultra-modern facility.

Christofle manufacturing facility in Yainville - Photo : Claude Weber

Christofle manufacturing facility in Yainville - Photo : Claude Weber

1957

Christofle launches the collection Formes Nouvelles ("New shapes"), an avant-garde line of objects designed by Gio Ponti, Tapio Wirkkala and Lino Sabattini.

Como Service, Lino Sabattini for Christofle 1953 - Photo : Vincent Thibert

Como Service, Lino Sabattini for Christofle 1953 - Photo : Vincent Thibert

1935

The Normandie achieves its first transatlantic crossing: 40 000 pieces are designed by Christofle dessinées for the first class dining halls and the wardroom of the Ocean Liner.

Transat Ice Bucket, First classes dining Hall of the Normandie Ocean Liner - Photo  :Stéphane Garrigues

Transat Ice Bucket, First classes dining Hall of the Normandie Ocean Liner - Photo :Stéphane Garrigues

1928

Gio Ponti designs the "Flèche" (Arrow) Candelabra for Christofle, starting a collaboration which lasted for more than 40 years.

(Arrow) Candelabra - Photo: Stéphane Garrigues

"Flèche" (Arrow) Candelabra - Photo: Stéphane Garrigues

1925

For the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Paris, Christofle introduced the les creations of a young Danish silversmith : Christian Fjerdingstad.

Octogonal Cup, Christian Fjerdingstad for Christofle, silver, 1925 - Photo: Vincent

Octogonal Cup, Christian Fjerdingstad for Christofle, silver, 1925 - Photo: Vincent

1908

Christofle provides the Hotel Crillon in Paris with sumptuous silversmith for its opening.

Valance Ice Bucket carved with the armories of the Hôtel Crillon (Paris)- Photo

Valance Ice Bucket carved with the armories of the Hôtel Crillon (Paris)- Photo

1900

Christofle participates in the 1900 World's Fair held in Paris. Its Art Nouveau masterpieces impress greatly both the art-critiques and the public

Pivoine (Peany) Lamp, Christofle Museum- Photo : Jean Michel Kollar

Pivoine (Peany) Lamp, Christofle Museum- Photo : Jean Michel Kollar

1897

Christofle opens its first shop, rue Royale, in Paris.

Christofle's facade in 1939, DR, Christofle Archives

Christofle's facade in 1939, DR, Christofle Archives

1893

Christofle is the only French silversmith to expose at the World's fair held in

Christofle stand at the World's Fair in Chicago - Christofle Archives

Christofle stand at the World's Fair in Chicago - Christofle Archives

1868

New patents in electrotyping allow Christofle to carry out monumental pieces for the façade of the Paris Opera (Palais Garnier).

Monumetal electroplated piece 'poetry' (opéra de paris) in the christofle workshop - christofle archives

Monumetal electroplated piece " Poetry " (Opéra de Paris) in the Cristofle Workshop - Christofle Archives

1851

Napoleon III orders a service for the Chåteau des Tuileries. Christofle delivers over 4000 pieces.

Center of the Table Piece made for Napoleon III by Christofle, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Photo : Patrick Lazic

Center of the Table Piece made for Napoleon III by Christofle, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Photo : Patrick Lazic

1842

Christofle purchases a patent for electroplating for gilding and silvering. Opening the first factories using electricity in France, the House becomes silversmith.

Silvering workshop in the 1860 Christofle factory. After The Great factories of Turgan.

Silvering workshop in the 1860 Christofle factory. After The Great factories of Turgan.

1830

A Jeweler by Trade, Charles Christofle (1805-1863) founds the House of Christofle.

Portrait of Charles Christofle - Christofle Archives

Portrait of Charles Christofle - Christofle Archives