Orivit is a German industrial company that existed from 1895 to 1905. and known for its art nouveau tin and silver alloys. The company was founded by Ferdinand Hobert Schmitz, who bought an existing bronze and metalworks company near Cologne. In 1898, the word “Orivit” was registered as a trademark for a line of luxury pewterware. Orivit products deservedly received recognition, winning a gold medal at the famous World Exhibition in Paris in 1900.
The company used a revolutionary technology – the “Huber press”, which bent metal into any, most whimsical, shape. In 1905 the company went bankrupt and was bought by the large WMF factory, which continues to produce silver-plated and silverware to this day. The last known product bearing the Orivit brand dates back to approximately 1925.