Table Act Australia was created by Carline Bouilhet-Christofle as the exclusive importer and distributor of some of the most famous French luxury tableware brands. As a seventh generation member of the world renown silver dynasty, founded in 1830 by her direct ancestor, Carline dreamed of representing only the finest of what her country of birth had to offer in terms of tableware.
Table Act Australia represents Christofle, of course, as the world’s leading silversmith, Cristalleries de Saint-Louis, as the oldest and most prestigious of all French crystal manufacturers and Bernardaud, Porcelaine de Limoges, as one of the most vanguard and prominent French china manufacturers for over 150 years.
With a Ph.D. in Art History and a background in design and architecture, combined with a thorough knowledge of French old-world etiquette, Carline wanted the capability of creating visual statements for her clients’ tables, turning them into unique still-life paintings. In other words, she aimed at helping others set the proper stage for fabulous and stress-free entertaining for all occasions.
In 1996 she opened the first Christofle flagship boutique for the South Pacific in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs where it still stands. Overseeing the New Zealand and Pacific islands markets, she has strived to expand the Australian market through a selective and careful distribution.
In 2016, marking the 20th year anniversary of two decades in Australia, she has added the prominent D. Porthault table linens to her portfolio, now secure that in all areas of entertaining she is capable of presenting her clients with only the very best.