150 years between art and craft
The production of Ercuis' hallmarked cutlery and tableware pieces requires several manual operations, performed by expert silversmiths and following very specific production stages. This precious know-how, a nineteenth century inheritance passed down through the generations, makes Ercuis one of the oldest and most prestigious French silversmiths.
Silversmith artists - Those rare talents
Mr. Patrick Defacq, a renowned engraver, chiseller and silversmith with the Ercuis production house, and also a knight of the Legion of Honour, is tasked with upholding a unique know-how. He works metal with passion, strength and skill to create outstanding pieces of silverware. He studies the pattern to be created, then draws it. He selects the necessary tools, then engraves or chisels the pattern onto the metal. He also sculpts matrices into
steel which are later used to create Ercuis cutlery. Having learned everything from his more traditional “forerunners”, Patrick Defacq is today especially committed to handing down his know-how to young silversmiths.
An orchestrator of exceptional moments
An exceptional table creates unforgettable memories. A witness to generosity, it elevates everything shared on it. All over the world, Ercuis orchestrates suspended moments in time.
The silverware manufacturer Ercuis was founded in 1867 in the village of Ercuis (to the north of Paris) and offers different ranges of cutlery in
addition to the table silverware items. In the twentieth century, luxury hotels, mythical ocean liners like the 'Normandie', and even the famous
Orient-Express train turned to Ercuis to decorate their tables. Now Ercuis regularly works with contemporary designers, while gastronomy, luxury hotels and luxury transportation all remain a major source of inspiration for their creations. The company, which belongs to the Sambonet group since 2015, makes 60 % of its turnover internationally.