A Jeweler by Trade, Charles Christofle (1805-1863) founded the House of Christofle in 1830. About 12 years later, Christofle purchases a patent for electroplating for gilding and silvering and opened the first factory using electricity in France in which the house became silversmiths. The Christofle brand continued growing in fame by being the only French silversmith to show at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and then opened its first shop in Paris in 1897. Throughout the 1900’s Christofle continues to create masterpieces impressing greatly both the art-critiques and the public. One very monumental historic moment is when The Normandie achieved its first transatlantic crossing, 4,000 pieces designed by Christofle were used for the first class dining halls and the wardroom of the Ocean Liner.
Modern day brides may often get passed down family heirlooms with the Christofle markings and have the opportunity to add to their collection. There are 4 current designers in the Christofle House creating flatware and tableware, and bowls and trays along with desk accessories. Their flatware collections are designed with 3 materials in mind, Silver Plated to Stainless Steel to Sterling Silver allowing for brides with varying budgets to have a piece of Christofle in their home. They have added a jewelry line and a baby child collection with the cutest gifts. The silver plated bee keepsake box is the perfect place holder for the tooth fairy.
Luxe Tip: Christofle has always seen its name associated with major creative trends and grace the tables of many homes and luxury LA restaurants. You can see their collection first hand at the Beverly Hills location and create your Wedding Registry while being able to share the information with your guests through an online shopping system