Archive for November, 2007

Astier de Villatte, Paris

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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One of the most amazing shops we have had the pleasure of visiting is Astier de Villatte at 173 rue Saint-Honore in Paris.  Furnished with beautifully worn fixtures, the shop is a showcase for the namesake collection of handmade terracotta tableware inspired by 18th and 19th century designs and glazed in a signature milky finish. 

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On every visit to Astier de Villate we have been inspired by the juxtaposition of the vintage setting with the many varied pieces of tableware; the combination of classically inspired contemporary ceramics presented in creamy glazed perfection against the beautiful worn patina of fixtures original to the space.

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It is a truly exceptional shop so we were thrilled when the owners invited Don to show his ink drawings in a solo exhibition during spring/summer 08 fashion week.  Don’s intricate black line drawings were displayed throughout the multi room shop with each slightly weathered vintage frame seeming right at home in the space. 

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 In true Parisian style, the owners of Astier de Villatte celebrated the opening of Don’s exhibition with a wonderfully packed party that spilled out onto rue Saint-Honore.  The shop was filled with delicious hors d’ouevres, special cocktails, tasty desserts, eclectic music and a throng of chic people so beautiful they almost outshone the art.   

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