Hand Candle Stand by Astier de Villatte
Hand made in their Atelier in Paris
Size approx: 18.5cm (L) x 12cm (W) x 13.5cm (H)
Astier De Villatte ceramics are entirely handmade in Paris, France. This namesake tableware collection is inspired by 18th Century designs and is crafted in a Bastille workshop that was historically Napoleon’s silversmith. Astier De Villatte is today the premier and only major ceramics factory to continue the tradition of the old Parisian workshops. Made of black terracotta clay and glazed with a milky white finish that amplifies the unique character of the clay, celebrating its imperfections and ensuring that no two pieces are alike. The pieces are classically elegant and extremely durable yet surprisingly light to the touch making them perfect for everyday use. They are dishwasher top shelf safe.
Designers of furniture and white ceramics Ivan Pericoli and Benoît founded their company Astier de Villatte in 1996 in association with friends and family. Successor to the Parisian manufactures of the 18th century, satire de village is now the only major studio to keep the tradition of artisanal ceramic production in Paris alive. In 2000, they opened the boutique at 173 rue Saint Honoré, which also presented their other creations for the home: titanium cutlery, borosilicate glassware and above all the wonderful collection of traditionally printed notebooks.
In 2008 they decided to join forces with Japanese fragrance company Takasago and together begin creating luxury scented products. Working with their associates Emilie Massed and Françoise Caron, the star perfumer at Takasago fragrance Astier de Villatte’s range of scented products was born