BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN HIS MOUTH
LONG TIME AGO ALL CIVIC HOUSES IN HUNGARY STORED SILVER TABLEWARE FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS, WHICH WAS ALWAYS HELD IN HIGH ESTEEM AND PRESERVED FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. ALTHOUGH TODAY MANY FAIL TO CHERISH THE INHERITED SILVERWARE, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE REFURBISH THE TRADITION AND HAVE LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVE ON THE DINING TABLE, TOO. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ROBBE&BERKING, THE BEST KNOWN SILVER MANUFACTURY, PREPARES THE EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH QUALITY SILVER CUTLERY AND TABLE ACCESSORIES.
Oliver Berking is uncompromising when it comes to silver or yachts. 140 years after the opening of the first silver workshop Oliver Berking leads the marketleader luxury brand with definite conception, and so he does when it’s about his main hobby, building yachts. His definite aim is preserving traditions. „Would my great-great-grandfather enter the manufactory, he could see that not much had changed”, he says. The Flensburg silversmiths was founded in 1874, and produced silver cutlery and table accessories. The craftmanship earned a strong prestige between the two world wars. Its classic and timeless pieces are known as the hallmark of style and unsurpassed quality.
The availability guarantee is unique, purchasing a piece of silver or silverplate cutlery from any collection you have the security of being able to purchasse additional pieces for the range until at least 2040. Ruling families, Europe’s and the world’s richest and most demanding people buy Robbe&Berking silverware. Their exclusive restaurant collection can be found in most of the Michelin-starred restaurants.
No doubt, Robbe&Berking products are not only for us but for our children. The current leader of the company appreciates the knowledge and the values he was bequeathed. In the shipyard founded in 2008 Oliver Berfing has been paying homage to his another passion, shipping. The shipyard builds and restores wooden yachts always by hand using generally historic plans. At the same time they also build newly designed cruising yachts, racing yachts, motorboats, tenders and dinghies.
It’s no coincidence that last year the company of Oliver Berking had been asked by BMW, involved in the word of yacht sport as well, to participate in designing a truly unique car, the BMW 760Li Sterling. „As different as both companies may seem at first glance, both do act and think similar in many ways”, said Oliver Berking about the cooperation. „The products of both companies are created by the keen attention on uncompromising perfection coupled with timeless elegance.” On the extravagant BMW Sterling all, originally chrome, exterior characteristics are finished in silver. As a special highlight, R&B’s specialists have manually applied blue and white enamel to the silver BMW emblem. There is silver coating all over in the interior, what’s more, two custom-made silver vessels and a silver carafe pays tribute to 140-years of silverware tradition.
Oliver Berking not only produces technically unsurpassed products, but these products create joy, well beyond the pure technical perfection and strong emotions. „No matter if it’s the enjoyment of a dinner shared in silvery glance, of a day spent on board or the joy of driving a BMW”,