Charles Christofle founded his eponymous brand in 1830 by opening a small jewellery workshop in Paris’ Marais neighborhood. Twelve years later, the French ex-jeweller turned silversmith bought the patent to electrolytic gilding, a much more efficient and mercury-free plating technique than traditional plating methods. He transformed countless common everyday and special occasion items, from forks and knives to champagne buckets and chandeliers. Revered for the incomparable quality of its items, the brand continues to honor its honed plating skills while reinventing the brand by adding sleek, modern designs and colorful glassware to its collection. Elevate your everyday life and the celebratory moments in your life in style, with Christofle’s luxury flatware, picture frames and ice buckets.