Christofle, a prestigious French brand founded in 1830 by Charles Christofle in Paris, has a rich history rooted in exquisite metalwork. Born into a family of Parisian industrialists specializing in precious metals, Charles began his journey as an apprentice in his family's small jewelry workshop. He then expanded the business, focusing on high-quality metalwork, and eventually established Christofle as a luxury house. Renowned for its exceptional silverware, the brand has catered to elite clients like the Orient Express, the Normandie ocean liner, and the Hôtel Ritz in Paris. Christofle's legacy includes pioneering technical innovations in France, such as introducing electrolytic gilding.