French silver-goods brand founded in 1830

This exclusive brand has been captivating people the world over since its birth in France almost two centuries ago. Much-loved in luxury hotels and restaurants worldwide for its elegant silverware, Christofle is also renowned for its jewelry and accessories.

Charles Christofle, Founder

Christofle was founded in 1830.
Christofle, a venerable French house of silversmiths became recognized as a Purveyor to the Royal Family when it received an order from King Louis Philippe I of France.
Since that time Christofle has won the admiration of some of history’s illustrious names. Notably, Napoleon III ordered tableware from Christofle for dinner parties at the Tuileries Palace. Today Christofle is known worldwide as the byword for excellence in silverware.
Since the day it was founded, Christofle has lived by the philosophy, “Creativity, Tradition, Quality.” Faithfully adhering to the motto of Founder Charles Christofle, “Unique quality is the highest quality,” this storied silverware purveyor consistently pours its heart and soul into producing goods of exemplary quality.
Today Christofle creates luxury silverware to bring luster to every aspect of modern living, from cutlery and tableware to homeware, giftware and jewelry.

The history of Christofle is the history of silver.
At a time of great social advancement, Founder Charles Christofle was ahead of his time, with a keen discerning eye for beauty. Originally intending to create products other than pure-silver cutlery, Christofle obtained patents for gold and silver electroplating processes. He succeeded in producing silver-plated items equal in elegance to the sumptuous pure-silver tableware of the previous century. Christofle’s works were soon famed throughout the major markets of continental Europe, including the Ottoman Empire, the Russian Empire, the German Confederation and the Austrian Empire. In fact, the name “Christofle” became synonymous with “silverware” at the time.
And still there is another face to Christofle. The gilt-bronze winged statues that dazzle atop the Garnier Palace (Paris opera house); the bronze statues of Notre Dame de la Garde Cathedral in Marseilles; the silverware of the Maharaja, the royal families of India; and the fittings of the Orient Express, completed in 1833, are all works of Christofle.
Even today, Christofle cutlery is an indispensable presence at the Elysée Palace, the residence of the President of France; French embassies worldwide; luxury cruise ships; and fine hotels and restaurants wherever elegant cuisine is served. Christofle also produces a wide selection of silver ornaments.

Some Leading Customers of Christofle in Japan

The hotels and restaurants listed on this page are just some of the facilities that use Christofle silver goods.

  • Embassy of France in Japan
  • Embassy of Canada in Japan
  • Hotel Okura Tokyo
  • Imperial Hotel
  • Hotel New Otani
  • Grand Hyatt Tokyo
  • Conrad Toyo
  • ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo
  • Tokyo Prince Hotel
  • Park Hotel Tokyo
  • Shiba Park Hotel
  • InterContinental Yokohama Grand
  • Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
  • Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
  • Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers
  • Hotel New Grand
  • Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa
  • Tawaraya Ryokan
  • The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto
  • The Ritz-Carlton Osaka
  • InterContinental Osaka
  • Hotel Hankyu International
  • Kobe Kitano Hotel
  • The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa Others
  • Gastronomie Joël Robuchon
  • LA TABLE de Joël Robuchon
  • L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon
  • Restaurant Beige Alain Ducasse
  • Benoit
  • Hiramatsu
  • Maison Paul Bocuse
  • Apicius
  • Restaurant 6ème Sens
  • Sadaharu Aoki
  • Tateru Yoshino
  • Chez Tomo
  • Aoyama Asada
  • Akasaka Asada
  • Le Salon Jacques Borie
  • Il Brio
  • Nabeno-Ism
  • ASAHINA Gastronome
  • Morceau
  • Lecrin
  • Dominique Bouchet
  • L’Effervescence
  • Ukai the Restaurant Others

Notable Events
French Ambassador’s Residence

Yoshiaki Takazawa
Sakura Akimoto
Yosuke Suga
Fumio Yonezawa
Jean-George Tokyo
Takanobu Namae
Pâtisserie Chef
Isei Narita