Since 1867, Ercuis has produced fine silverware used in embassies, yachts, and luxury hotels around the world. Founded by a French priest, Adrien Céleste Pillon, Ercuis originally created silver items for use in church services. The factory quickly branched out into dinnerware and silverware for royal houses as well. Shops were opened in Paris, in other French cities and abroad.
After taking part in the 1889 and 1900 World Fairs, Ercuis became one of the leading suppliers of hotel silverware and dinnerware. After World War II, the plant was modernized and began to focus more on contemporary designs. Alongside great silver classics, designs inspired by space research, such as the "Horizon" and "Galaxie" sets, made Ercuis a leader in luxury silverware. Today, Ercuis carries on the tradition through the works of craftsmen who care about quality, detail and passion.
At 63 microns, the silverplating used in the Ercuis flatware collections is almost double the industry standard. In addition, the company's specialized plating machinery places an extra deposit of silver on all the areas of the cutlery that get the most wear.