The World of Astier de Villatte

February 5, 2013 / Design / paris / Travel
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Astier de Villatte
173, Rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris

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I wanted to write a quick blurb about the loveliest little shop on rue Saint-Honoré in Paris — Astier de Villatte. This amazing store carries handmade ceramics, crafted in Paris out of black terracotta and then glazed into a final, milky white perfection. The forms of the pieces are inspired by designs from the 18th and 19th century, and yet there’s something very modern about them, don’t you think? I love the one-of-a-kind aspect of handmade pieces — it really makes you feel like you’re getting something special. And as if the ceramics weren’t enough, they also make their own candles, perfumes, notebooks and more.

Can’t wait to stop by the shop again to see their treasures when I’m in Paris next week!