Collection by Diana Budds

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.
Deltour spent many months studying Puiforcat’s history before beginning to design any of her pieces.
She came across drawings by Jean Puiforcat, who was active during the Art Deco period, and was attracted to the...
The cigarette and pill boxes were the first pieces Deltour designed for the collection.
A pattern of slender lines connects all the pieces and provides embellishment for the surfaces.
Shown here is a key ring from the Argent de Poche collection by Pauline Deltour for Puiforcat.
A money clip from the collection.
A pill box from the collection.
Deltour's early sketches of the line.