Christian Fjerdingstad was born in Denmark in 1891. After his apprenticeship with a goldsmith, he opened his own workshop but the First World War broke out. He joined the Foreign Legion and was demobilised in 1915 because of a wound, he then settled in Fontenay-aux-Roses near Fernand Léger's studio, who persuaded him to exhibit at the Salon d'Automne in 1921. Success was immediate. In 1924, he began his collaboration with the Christofle company. He made silver pieces in his workshop and was responsible for creation at Christofle, for whom he designed his silver-plated pieces. He worked with boxwood, amber, coral, ivory and rhinoceros horn and enhanced these materials with geometric volumes and smooth surfaces combined with an exceptional sense of purity of line. Fjerdngstad died in 1968.