Christofle Flatware Collections
The dining table is regarded by many people as the center focus of the house, it’s the place where family gets together to enjoy a meal in each other’s company.
The importance of adorning the dining table cannot be understated. With over 190 years of history, Christofle has become the go-to brand for anyone who wants to add elegance and class to their dining experience.
Christofle relies entirely on handcraftsmanship using traditional techniques. In the hands of High Craftsmen and Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.
The straight and pure lines of this classic elegant flatware are inspired by the remarkable linear architecture of the celebrated Cathedral of Albi in France.
The Christofle Albi flatware, launched in 1968, offers the greatest and most complete selection of items. The classical cutlery, with its highly polished silver sterling or silver plated finish, meets all the wishes with its additional parts from soup ladle to coffee spoons, from bouillon cream soup spoon to vegetable serving spoon. Some articles are also available in polished or brushed stainless steel.
The style is simple with a generous exterior molding which is highlighted by a fine interior ridge creating a thread like border. This subtle detail elevates the minimalist design of the Christofle flatware.
The silverware collection proves ideal for those who adore things to be simple and sleek.
Designed in 1985 by Bernard Yot, Aria fits with the “post-modernist” trend of the 1980s. The Aria collection takes its name from the vocal melody that inspired its uncluttered lines.
Aria is a most sculptural design resembling a Doric Greek column with the finial underscored by a band to represent the echinus and draped fabrics of Roman togas. The fluting of this pattern makes it natural resistant to surface scratches and its architectural origins make it most appropriate for Mediterranean inspired style homes. The result is a timelessly elegant model that complements any dinner service.
Cluny is one of the great classical French flatware styles created in the 18th century, and it appeared in Christofle‘s first catalogue of 1862 under the name Uni. Its current form, slightly redesigned in 1964.
The pattern takes its name from the small town of Cluny, in France’s Burgandy region.
Timeless and elegant without ostentation, it is ideally suited for personalization.
The silverplated “Commodore” cutlery by Christofle is a reissue from the 1930s and was introduced at the Milan Triennial in 1951. In 2012 it was reintroduced in its silver plate version as part of the Christofle’s normal range. Its strong lines, wide and generous proportions and triangular blade are typical of the Art deco style of which it embodies the sophistication but not the ostentation.
This clean-cut pattern draws its strength from its exact proportions.
Luxurious without ostentation, it embodies the sophistication and precision of Art Deco.
One of the first Christofle models, it was originally called Baguette.
Modernized for greater fluidity, it was reintroduced as part of the collection in 1992.
Simple and classic — the rib on the handle adds relief and consistency.
The elegant silverplated Fidelio displays a classic and timeless design, which makes it the perfect match for both traditional and modern dinner services. This pure and unadorned pattern can match both floral motifs or simple porcelain with lightly decorated rims.
The “Jardin d’Eden” is an exclusive and luxurious silver dining collection where poetry is made real through the harnessing of the finest creative pearls surfacing from the depths of design and silversmithing.
With its disciplined and precise design, Garden of Eden revisits a certain notion of baroque design.
This new icon, the result of several years’ research, captures the charm of past creations without seeming old-fashioned; tradition and avant-garde are reconciled around the same table.
Its unique personality resides notably in the “all over” decoration on the back of the spoon.
Design by Marcel Wanders.
“An Ode to an Empress and a Delight for the Eyes”
Malmaison flatware and tableware sets are one of Christofle’s most historic patterns. Launched in 1967 they typify the Empire style. Indeed the Emperor had his silversmiths interpret the palm leaf design specifically as a symbol of future military victories.
The success of the collection derives from the fine chasing of the symmetrical design inspired by antiquity: a frieze of delicate stylized lotus flowers and fine tips of palm branches countering each single piece. There are also lotus leaves delicately engraved at the end of the cutlery handles and stylised lotus blossoms which rise from the middle of the dishes like sceptres or sculptures providing the crowning touch to any elegantly laid table.
Created in 1897, this pattern owes its name to the Marly chateau built near Paris by Louis XIV as a pleasure palace, no longer standing today.
Marly is one of the most elaborately decorated patterns of the collection;
The Marly pattern, ornamented in the delicate Rocaille style with the fine chasing of its asymmetrical plant motifs, highlights the silversmith’s expertise and attention to detail typical of the XVIII century France. This style came back into vogue at the end of the XIX century, when this pattern was created. Christofle reinvented the old motifs applying them to the highest standards befitting of the celebrated hallmark. This is Christofle’s oldest pattern.
This classic and feminine design outlines the contours of the flatware like a pearl necklace where the pearls are smaller on the upper part of the stalk than on the spatula and are enclosed by a delicate contouring ridge.
The Louis XVI-style silver plated sterling silver Perles flatware pattern was created in 1876 and pays tribute to the ornate décor and embellishments of 18th-century Versailles.
Rooted in the 18th century, the Spatours flatware was initially launched under the name “Filets Contours” in 1862.
For Spatours, the sobriety of the pattern is its strength, permitting it to fit harmoniously to tables dressed with pieces of different styles and eras.
Its generous curves, highlighted with a slender, rounded ridge, give it smoothness and harmony. Therefore it is no surprise that it is often selected when a difficult choice is to be made.
Christofle jostles two centuries of tradition with MOOD, unprecedented concept rooted in its time: a new and bold manner of living luxury in everyday life.
With its easy usage and its refined design, “MOOD” is essential at the center of the table for diners or casual and convivial brunches. More than a simple set of flatware in Christofle silverplate, it is conceived as a decorative object which brings brightness to a kitchen or a living-room.
The Christofle decorative egg case, plated in precious metal and lined in rosewood, is reminiscent of a Fabergè Egg.
The compact polished shape is a streamlined, contemporary and universal statement which brings to the refined table both the promise of conviviality and moments to remember.
The outer storage capsule with its avant-garde vision is enriched by the engraved Christofle coat of arms and logo.