Since 1824 Elkington & Co. have a tradition of collaborating with the worlds leading designers. Our investment in new technologies and processes is mirrored in our choice of creative talent, with both parties working to capture a design zeitgeist.
Many of the classic silverware designs we admire today are a result of these established relationships, from Léonard Morel-Ladeuil to Pugin and Christopher Dresser, all were inspired by our repertoire of techniques, in-turn affording them the knowledge to influence and shape our skill and tradition.
Throughout the 19th century Elkington & Co. were quick to respond to prevailing tastes and styles, investing huge effort in the appreciation of new ideas and the mastering of novel methods. Elkington & Co. were champions of the Japanese style, launching exceptional collections of cloisonné designed amongst others by Auguste-Adolphe Willms.
Each collaboration starts with an invite to our workshop, where the designer acquires a thorough understanding of our craft, processes and techniques, this experience imparts a true understanding into their design process, affording them the knowledge to challenge convention and drive our creative potential.