Renowned for its milky-white glazed terracotta pottery, Astier de Villatte was founded nearly 20 years ago by Ivan Pericoli and Benoît Astier de Villatte when they met at the Beaux-Arts school in Paris.
We can’t tell you how much we love visiting the rue Saint-Honoré boutique in Paris every time we're there. The creations they produce have such a historical feel to them.....the moulding, stamping, candle-pouring, packaging, glazing, firing, are all done within the city of Paris. It’s wonderful to see they are keeping the artisan process well and truly alive by sourcing everything within their very own city.
Once an object is finished the bottom of each piece is inscribed with the potter's initials. The result can't help but be very French.
Their iconic collection of candles is created under the direction of fragrance perfumer François Caron; each candle is named after famous cities, taking us on a journey around the world…….
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