Christhellas belongs to the group of companies managed by Michael Vottas’s family. The company has been established in Greece circa 1962, the year Mary Pesketzi initiated the expansion of the renowned French House of Christofle in Greece. Pavillon Christofle, with Mary Pesketzi as a leading figure, managed to conquer the Greek market and inspire confidence among it.
Her work was continued by her late daughter, Leoni Nissioti-Votta, who envisioned Pavillion Christofle as the exclusive Art de la Table provider in Greece, a vision that she succeeded in fulfilling, thus attracting audience of high aesthetic standards.
Today, Christhellas is the most successful luxury house in Greece. Under the constant supervision and guidance of Michael Vottas, the company owns four luxurious Pavillon Christofle branches, some of which are located on the most commercially active streets of Athens. Christhellas expanded its operations, through the official distribution of two of the largest luxury Houses in the world of the Art de la Table, Bernardaud and Saint-Louis.
In the course of over fifty five years, Michael Vottas, in collaboration with the highly knowledgeable personnel of Christhellas, has focused on offering high-end luxury goods and outstanding services.
The company was founded by Charles Christofle in 1830 and its legacy has, ever since, been passed on to the next generations, thus dominating the international market of luxury goods. The trademark Christofle silver managed to grace both the tables of Napoleon and the luxurious feasts hosted by ministers and ambassadors, princes and maharajahs, as much as representatives of the middle class. Since its inception, the company has established itself as a pioneer of high-end design that elevates different decoration styles, varying from Art Nouveau and Art Deco, to the most modern trends of contemporary art and minimalism.
There is no discussion about French porcelain without a reference to the House of Bernardaud and the city of Limoges in general. The House of Bernardaud was founded back in 1863 and it has been praised for its outstanding legacy, that fuses tradition with innovation, and artistic expression with industrial growth, all of which have been defining for the opulence, vividness and distinctiveness of Bernardaud’s luxury goods. Apart from the highly acclaimed luxury tableware, several collaborations with prominent artists, such as Jeff Koons, Mark Chagall, Sarkis, and Alekos Fassianos, precede the House of Bernardaud’s reputation.
Saint-Louis is one of the largest and most important crystalware houses in the world, with a prominence which spans over five centuries, and a massive production of handmade, dense clear crystal of unparalleled quality. In 1767, Louis XV appointed Saint-Louis as the royal palaces’ exclusive crystal manufacturer. A unique combination of significant historical heritage and creative influence from contemporary trends, the collections of Saint-Louis include luxury tableware, vases, candleholders and chandeliers of impeccable sparkle.