Hot! Christofle’s Arborescence by Ora-Ito launches 2013 collection

Christofle’s Arborescence - Portrait of Ora-ïto

Celebrated iconoclastic designer Ora-Ito continues his collaboration with Christofle and reiterates his attachment to the silversmith’s art through the launch of this new line of furniture.

Remaining true to the designer’s original approach of blending linearity and curves, new creations were launched in 2011 which today has become one of the House’s most recognizable aesthetic signatures. These included a 21-light centerpiece in a silver plate, a floor lamp with geometric lines and opal colored polyphane lampshades, and a pedestal table with stylized tree legs.

Christofle’s Arborescence by Ora-Ito

Inspired by Christofle’s roots and the House’s DNA, Ora-Ïto’s “Arborescence” is the fruit of a marriage between traditional archetypes, refinement and rigor. This line perfectly incorporates House codes (purity, elegance, materials) while creating a bold new signature that transcends the substance itself: its fluid, organically inspired lines approach geometric abstraction.

Christofle’s Arborescence by Ora-Ito

In 2013, candelabras and steel furniture will round out the collection. These include an end table, a coffee table, a console and a dining table in limited edition. While keeping the silversmith’s tradition of furniture making in mind, Ora-Ïto offers a contemporary take on metal furniture. “Arborescence” seals Christofle’s approach to new materials: in this instance, steel offers design lovers both modernity and comfort of use. It puts a unique stamp on the House’s lifestyle collections and asserts itself as the Christofle icon for today.

In keeping with his philosophy of “simplexity”, the designer creates complex objects of apparent simplicity; these are the hallmark of his savoir-faire.

The Arborescence SS13 Collection is available at:

  • Christofle Boutique at Hilton Shopping Gallery, 581 Orchard Road, Hilton, Singapore #02-11/12 Singapore 238883, +65 6733 7257
  • Christofle Counter at Takashimaya, 391 Orchard Road Ngee Ann City, Basement 1 (Branded Tableware Zone), Singapore 238872, +65 6737 8710.

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