Christofle is a manufacturer of fine silver flatware and home accessories based in France. It was founded in 1830 when jeweler Charles Christofle assumed management of a jewelry workshop belonging to his wife's family. Among Christofle's product lines are silver picture frames, crystal vases and glassware, porcelain dinnerware, and silver jewelry and holloware.
Since it was founded in the mid-19th century, Christofle have been a continuous innovative force and has infused each era with a new art of living. Over time this prestigious company has revolutionised styles, techniques, and methods for the production and distribution of silver plate and the decorative arts. A symbol of luxury and elegance, each Christofle piece tells its own story and will make an impression.
Christofle collaborates with skilled designers and artists of the day to offer contemporary pieces created by the best craftsmen in France. Works by artists and designers, historic re-editions and reproductions, custom orders and other pieces are all crafted in the Christofle workshop in Yainville, France. Most recently, Christofle has collaborated with fashion force Karl Lagerfeld, making for the first time in Christofle history to team up with a celebrated fashion brand.
Renowned artists, avant-garde architects, modernist silversmiths and present-day designers keep the Christofle name associated with major creative trends. Today, as in the past, whether gracing the tables of emperors, princes, or maharajas, in palaces, on board the Trans-Siberian Railway, Orient Express, or transatlantic ocean liners, Christofle continues to make an impression.