Pauline Deltour's Geometric Accessories for Puiforcat
At Maison&Objet, French silversmith Puiforcat
debuted a line designed by Pauline Deltour
called Argent de Poche. Meaning “pocket money” in French, the concept of the line was to include objects you always have with you: a key ring, bill fold, and business card holder, for example. While Deltour’s design is firmly of the present, she gleaned inspiration from Puiforcat’s rich legacy, specifically the Art Deco works by Jean Puiforcat.
Pauline Deltour’s line for the Puiforcat is based on a geometric motif. “It’s a game of round and square,” she says. Each piece is either a rectilinear shape with circular accent or vice versa, like the measuring tape shown above. Founded in Paris in 1820, Puiforcat is the last remaining silversmith in France. “It’s amazing that such a company is still here when so many manufacturers with amazing know-how are closing,” Deltour says. “I knew nothing about silver before this project and now I know so much!”