Brothers Edouard and Guillaume Wolfers left Germany to pursue their careers in Belgium opening a business in Brussels in 1812 creating silverware. Their brother Louis Wolfers (1820-1892) arrived in 1842 and in 1850 established the company that they became known as. Louis’s son Philippe (1858-1929) joined his father in business after studying at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. By the 1890s he was fully immersed in the Art Nouveau movement and his father passed away in 1892. This is when Philippe became the artistic director of Wolfers working together with his brothers Max and Robert along with his cousin Albert. In 1905 Philippe moved away from jewelry and his son Marcel (1886-1976) took responsibility of the firm. The firm began to transition from jewelry to sculptures and mixed the two for quite some time. They continued successfully until 1975 when production ceased.