Marchak

Country

City

Kiev, Paris

Era

e.1878

Description

Specialties

1878

  • Joseph Marchak set up a jewelry and goldsmith’s workshop.

1889

  • Joseph attends the Universal Exhibition in Paris which had a powerful influence on his work.

1894

  • Marchak wins a Gold Medal in Antwerp.

1900

  • Marchak wins a Sliver Medal at the Paris Exhibition.

1905

  • Marchak wins Gran Prix at the Liege Universal and International Exhibition.

1913

  • Alexandre Marchak joins the firm.

1917

  • Known as the “Cartier of Kiev” Marchak employed 1850 workers.

1918

  • Death of Joseph Marchak.

1919

  • Alexandre sets up the “Joseph Marchak” jewelry business in Paris.

1922

  • Partnership with Robert Linzeler creating famous Art Deco jewels.

1925

  • Gran Prix at the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs.
  • Partnership with Linzeler dissolved.

1946

  • Alexander Diringer, previously of Cartier and Sterlé was hired as head designer.

1946

  • Jacques Verger joined the firm.

1957

  • Alexander Marchak left the firm – bought out by Verger.

1960-1987

  • Bertrand Degommier is a partner and designer.

1988

  • Verger sold to Baum.

2003

  • The firm is renewed by relatives of Alexandre and Joseph in conjunction with designer Bertrand Degommler with a new collection.