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In 1877, Nicolas Grünthaler founded his watchmaking and goldsmith shop in Lyon. The richness of this era’s different styles and the craze for exceptional pieces lead his six sons to rapidly join him. In a few years’ time, they develop jewellery, art objects, chandeliers and marble works.

In 1910, under the commercial name " Les Grands magasins du Globe ", Maison Grünthaler became Lyon's most prestigious address, boasting a boutique of more than 400m2 in the heart of the city where a wide range of prestigious items from Grünthaler, Christofle, Omega or Westminster were on offer. Like many other design brands, the Second World War marked the end of the " Les Grands magasins du Globe”, seeing its closure in 1953. They leave a legacy of objects behind, which continue to be transmitted as witnesses of the beautiful era and refinement.


In 1877, Nicolas Grünthaler founded his watchmaking and goldsmith shop in Lyon. The richness of this era’s different styles and the craze for exceptional pieces lead his six sons to rapidly join him. In a few years’ time, they develop jewellery, art objects, chandeliers and marble works.

In 1910, under the commercial name " Les Grands magasins du Globe ", Maison Grünthaler became Lyon's most prestigious address, boasting a boutique of more than 400m2 in the heart of the city where a wide range of prestigious items from Grünthaler, Christofle, Omega or Westminster were on offer. Like many other design brands, the Second World War marked the end of the " Les Grands magasins du Globe”, seeing its closure in 1953. They leave a legacy of objects behind, which continue to be transmitted as witnesses of the beautiful era and refinement.

In 2017, Christophe Grünthaler, the great-great-grandson of the founder, decided to revive this heritage savoir-faire and to modernise it. He continued to strive for what made Maison Grünthaler successful and celebrated by adding a highly traditional and symbolic element: the heraldic art through coats of arms and crests.

Maison Grünthaler offers its French and international clientele the creation of real artistic creations and the personalization of luxury items. Driven by aesthetic values, transmission and savoir-faire, Maison Grünthaler offers a unique experience that is both rooted in history and intended to reach future generations.

In 2017, Christophe Grünthaler, the great-great-grandson of the founder, decided to revive this heritage savoir-faire and to modernise it. He continued to strive for what made Maison Grünthaler successful and celebrated by adding a highly traditional and symbolic element: the heraldic art through coats of arms and crests.

Maison Grünthaler offers its French and international clientele the creation of real artistic creations and the personalization of luxury items. Driven by aesthetic values, transmission and savoir-faire, Maison Grünthaler offers a unique experience that is both rooted in history and intended to reach future generations.

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