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Franck Benito

Franck Benito Crystal glass engraver
Contact
French, English, Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 142426076
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A family affinity

  • • Franck's father created the emblematic 32-point star motif
  • • His clients are mainly interior decorators
  • • He restores pieces for Daum, Baccarat and Lalique

The history of Franck Benito's company, Cristal Benito, is one worthy of its own book, which happens to have been written recently. The story started when his grandfather José Benito arrived in Paris from Spain in 1925 and, with his brother, set up a workshop in Paris making perfume bottle stoppers. He placed his two sons, 14 and 16 years of age, in a crystal-cutting workshop and they later taught the craft to their father, who opened the company in 1952, specialising in unique, hand-cut pieces in crystal. They later moved into their own workshop – the same one Franck Benito works in to this day. Benito continues to expand the range of Cristal Benito creations, designing new models or revisiting existing ones, using the techniques passed on by his father.

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Works

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Elephant Bar

A true work of art, the Elephant minibar is a precious storage space for glassware and liquor bottles. Its base is made of casted gold-plated bronze. The crystal of the top is exquisitely hand-cut and polished and set with emeralds. It was made in only seven copies.

Height 62 cm
Diameter 36 cm

Franck Benito Crystal glass engraver
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Leaf Vase

The Leaf Vase was hand-cut and polished from high quality crystal.

Height 38 cm

Franck Benito Crystal glass engraver
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Champagne Wall Sconce

A unique wall lamp made from hand-cut and polished crystal. Characterized by its blue colour, the lamp will create a soothing light.

Height 46 cm
Diameter 17 cm

Franck Benito Crystal glass engraver
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Crazy Year Wall Sconce

A unique wall lamp made from hand-cut and polished crystal. Characterized by its blue colour, the lamp will create a soothing light.

Height 46 cm
Diameter 16 cm

Franck Benito Crystal glass engraver
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Triangle Vase

A textured surface and a silver-plated interior define this hand-cut crystal vase. Geometrical patterns and specific polishing techniques enhance the luminosity of the glass.

Height 40 cm

Franck Benito Crystal glass engraver

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