Bayonne, Guéthary, Deauville... The House of Puiforcat loves the coastline and has bestowed on select collections the names of some of Jean Puiforcat's favorite seaside towns. The Cannes collection of cutlery, designed in 1928, is among the most iconic. Some see in its silhouette the refined facade of the Martinez Hotel, also designed in the period between the two World Wars. Naturally, the silversmith-cum-designer must have fallen under the charm of the famous Croisette palace, with its Art Deco accents and its striking austerity.
Free from any superfluous ornamentation, the knives, forks and spoons of the Cannes collection feature no other embellishment than the five fluted rings on their handles. Their beauty lies essentially in their sublime delicacy: nine different procedures are necessary to manufacture these sterling silver pieces, from shaping to the finishings carried out by hand in the Puiforcat workshop.
Maria Estevez & Jean Puiforcat