In the 1970s, it regularly hosted Salvador Dali, Serge Gainsbourg and Alain Delon, who came to eat, drink and carouse throughout the night. Before becoming the Puiforcat flagship store, the building at the corner of avenue Gabriel and avenue Montaigne was known as the Élysée Matignon, a hotspot of Parisian night life.
Michel Sardou, Johnny Halliday, Claude François and Demis Roussos at the Elysée Matignon
Since the late 1980s, the lively merrymaking has given way to the stateliness of silver cutlery and Limognes porcelain: where the ground floor bar once stood, today one sees elegant dark wood window displays, while the basement dance floor was transformed by architect Tristan Auer into a small exclusive sitting room. Clients come, by appointment only, to discover the full range of the House's savoir-faire. They come to admire the most exceptional pieces of silverwork in our catalogue, presented in a meticulously designed setting.
The salon Puiforcat
More than a sitting room, it is the very quintessence of art de vivre, where Puiforcat's aesthetic vision reigns supreme. Revelers no longer come to 48 avenue Gabriel to dine and sing, unless it is to sing the praises of French arts de la table.