Christofle (estb. 1830) is a French manufacturer of fine silverware and home accessories founded in 1930 by Charles Christofle. The house opened its first factories in France in 1842. Christofle exhibited at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and later opened its first shop in Paris in 1897. The house returned to the World’s Fair in Paris in 1900, and exhibited its Art Nouveau pieces. Later in 1928, Gio Ponti designed the "Flèche" Candelabra for the house, starting a collaboration which lasted for more than 40 years. In 1957, Christofle launched Formes Nouvelles, an avant-garde line of objects designed by Gio Ponti, Tapio Wirkkala, and Lino Sabattinithe, The house launched its first jewelry silver collection in 2005.