This family cutler, founded in Paris in 1820 by Emile Puiforcat and his two cousins, owes most of its renown to Jean Puiforcat, from the fourth generation of the family, who established the company in the avant-garde of modern silverwork.
Driven by his father, Louis-Victor Puiforcat, the company began evolving towards the high-end of the silversmith’s trade in the late nineteenth century, recreating eighteenth-century masterpieces from his collection that are now exhibited at the Louvre museum in Paris.
His son Jean was named a master silversmith in 1920. He was passionate about sculpture and invented a revolutionary formal language that advocated adapting form to suit function. His style characterized by pure, architectural lines, notable simplicity and the marriage of solid silver with other precious materials is inspired by Art déco.
Purchased by Hermès in 1993, Puiforcat continues to produce each design with unrivaled craftsmanship and dedication that represents quality, strength, and beauty that has been passed down from generation to generation.