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Christofle creates protective process

Prestigious French silverware brand Christofle develops a process to slow the effects of oxidation on silver

Always on the cutting-edge of innovation, Christofle has developed a process called SilverEver that slows the effect of oxidation on silver and silver metals.

It involves the application of an invisible protective nanometric layer that makes the metal water-repellent. Contrary to a classic varnish, this technique does not dull the metal's shine.

The SilverEver process facilitates and modernises everyday use of metal pieces as their upkeep is greatly reduced.

The process has already been applied to a selection of articles from the silversmith's catalogue, which bear the SilverEver hallmark. This is the case for several models of trays, including a tray from the Vertigo collection designed by Andree Putman and and “vide poche” from the Ag47, Albi, Elémentaire, Fidelio, Graffiti, Jardin d’Eden, Malmaison, Paix (pictured) and Vertigo collections.

About Christofle
Since its creation in 1830, Christofle has adorned prestigious tables like that of Emperor Napoleon III, the Tsar of Russia, the Emperor of Mexico and, more recently, the Elysée Palace. Its workshop in Yainville, Normandy, perpetuates the brand's traditional expertise. Always with its finger on the pulse, Christofle regularly collaborates with designers like Andrée Putman, Ora Ito, Marcel Wanders and Jean-Marie Massaud. Since 2005, Christofle has also designed a collection of silver jewellery. In 2013, 85% of the company's revenue was generated overseas.

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