Since the brand’s founding in 1830 by Charles Christofle, the entirely handcrafted silverware has been found on the most prestigious tables worldwide. Christofle’s successors have ensured that silver – symbolising purity – becomes the icon of a luxurious lifestyle, a mirror of its time, and a representation of the changing nature of art in design.
The Christofle brand range is created with a clear loyalty to Christofle’s core visions: Excellence, creativity, generosity, and respect. Excellence is found within the workshops such as those of Yainville, Normandy, which bring together 160 people, including 2 “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” to replicate a craft tradition that ensures only the best of metal smithing techniques.
Christofle’s creativity is birthed from regular collaborations with well-respected and world-renowned artists and visionaries. Carrier Belleuse to Mucha, Gio Ponti to Ora-Ito, Andrée Putman to Marcel Wanders or Karl Lagerfeld have all contributed their talents and visions to shaping and guiding Christofle’s appreciative artistic identity and product range.
With respect for the environment and their dedication to social responsibility, Christofle’s production process has ensured, throughout an enviable history, the long-term sustainability of the products’ artistic vision and creative direction. With a generosity of spirit, Christofle has expanded to 51 stores and numerous distributors so as to share their exclusive expertise and ingenious contribution to luxurious silverware.
Over the last year, Christofle has undergone an extensive reimaging of its product ranges and artistic identity. According to a Christofle statement, in 2022, “The brand revisited and reissued the most iconic pieces from its collections, masterpieces of Art Nouveau and Art Deco that, today, are more highly sought-after than ever in the world’s most prestigious auction houses. To carry this tradition forward, Christofle also created brand-new collections inspired by its long-standing, luxurious and infinitely beautiful legacy.” This is no more evident than with the ground-breaking MOOD range.
Initially launched in 2015, is comprised of 24 pieces for 6 people suited for all courses from starter to dessert. The vertically presented oviform silver-plated cutlery challenges traditional table settings conventions by acting as a centrepiece, an integral part of the dining experience, as each guest chooses has the freedom to choose their own cutlery.
Designed by Christofle’s Master Silversmiths, each MOOD piece is designed to be versatile and ergonomic with modern lines and culturally specific identities to suit any region. With an extensive range, MOOD includes design and cutlery ranges for all occasions and dining needs: MOOD Easy, MOOD Asia, MOOD Party, MOOD Coffee, MOOD Skyline, MOOD Haute Orfèvrerie.