New to our Guild:PuiforcatPantin, France
1993 AQUIRED BY HERMÈS
SILVERSMITH & SCULPTOR
Founded in 1820 by the two brothers Emile and Joseph-Marie Puiforcat in Paris, Puiforcat became quickly known for its fine craftsmanship, but its renown is owed to Jean Puiforcat, from the fourth generation of the family. A silversmith, sculptor, and designer, he established the company in the avant-garde of modern silverwork. Regarded as the most important French Art Deco silversmith, his signature pieces are characterized by clean architectural lines that blend functionality and art.