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The firm today

At the head of the company since 2004, Franck Benito, Master of Art, keeps the art of cut crystal alive for a renowned international clientele, innovates in the creation of new styles of cutting and finishing while continuing to develop his own collections.

A family story

Cristal Benito is the art of hand-cut crystal, passed down from father to son over 3 generations. Since 1952, José, Martin and Franck now create unique pieces and limited editions for decorators, interior designers, luxury stores, hotels and palaces, yachts...

The firm today

At the head of the company since 2004, Franck Benito, Master of Art, keeps the art of cut crystal alive for a renowned international clientele, innovates in the creation of new styles of cutting and finishing while continuing to develop his own collections.

Creation and Excellency

Crystal cutting

Timeless, Cristal Benito's creations, in classic, art deco or contemporary style, sign elegant and luxurious interiors: wall sconces, vases, bowls, perfume eggs, caviar bars, but also spirit bottles and glasses, jewelry boxes, bathroom accessories... are all entirely handmade in Franck Benito's workshop in Colombes (92), France. It's there, in the depth of a small dead-end, that the "home" of the creator is located...

Video presentation

The book

Cristal Benito, Une Histoire de Taille !
A book dedicated to the history and creations of Maison Cristal Benito since its foundation in 1952... and before with the family roots!
144 pages to tell an extraordinary story over three generations, to celebrate in pictures the art of cut crystal and to demonstrate the commitment, creativity and perseverance that make the beauty of a rare craft and the success of a very special company!

Awards & distinctions

The only State distinction associated with the recognition of exceptional know-how, the Living Heritage Company (EPV) label promotes French companies of excellence in order to encourage their growth.
In 2006 Cristal Benito received the label for the 1st time. It has been renewed twice since then.

Franck Benito was named "Master of Art" by the Ministry of Culture in 2017. This title, for life, recognizes these professionals for their exceptional know-how and the rare trades they practice. The Masters of Art, like the Living Treasures of Japan, are bearers of a living and harmonious culture, which is sometimes called intangible heritage. They are committed to perfecting their skills and passing them on to their pupil.

In 2014, Cristal Benito received the National Prize for Commercial Dynamics "Stars et Métiers", Grand Prix de l'Artisanat organized by the Chambers of Trades and Crafts and the Banques Populaires, intended to promote excellence and innovation in the crafts.

Main references

France

ALBERTO PINTO – (Paris)
AMBASSADE DES ETATS-UNIS – (Paris)
BOUTIQUE SAGIL – (Paris)
CAVIAR KASPIA – (Paris)
CONTINENTAL ART – (Beaulieu-sur-mer)
JOUIN MANKU – (Paris)
OGER INTERNATIONAL – (Saint-Ouen)
PALAIS DE L’ELYSÉE – (Paris)
PARFUMS CARON – (Paris)
PIERRE YVES ROCHON – (Paris)
RESTAURANT LASSERRE – (Paris)
ZURETTI – (Nice)

Monaco

CASAMANARA

Europe

AREEN DESIGN – (Londres – GB)
AZIMUT BENETTI – (Luca – Italie)
GLANCY  FAWCETT – (Manchester – GB)
IWA DESIGN – (Londres – GB)
THOMAS GOODE – (Londres – GB)
WINCH DESIGN Ltd – (Londres – GB)

United States

BAKER KNAPP & TUBBS – (Chicago)
BERGDORF GOODMAN – (New York)
MAISON GERARD – (New York)
MARY MAHONEY – (Palm Beach)
REGIS GALERIE – (Las Vegas)

Middle East

EMIRATES DECOR – (Dubaï)
TRILOGIE – (Qatar)

China

BOCHUANG HONG KONG Co. Ltd – (Hong Kong)

Russia

MERCURY – (Moscou)

India

TALATI & PANTHAKY – (Mumbai)

Morocco

PRIMARIOS – (Casablanca)