Astier de Villatte: Marguerite

As the origin of haute cuisine, France and its influence has long stood as the center of the art of cooking.

Whether it be for a king in the 1700’s or an international tourist in the modern day, these beautifully prepared and exquisite meals necessitated equally beautiful dinnerware to serve with.

For generations, the production of handmade ceramics has endured as a long-lasting tradition in France. As historic Parisian ceramic factories of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries came and went, their artisanal legacy is carried on through the whimsical work of Ivan Pericoli and Benoît Astier de Villatte of Astier de Villatte.

Ivan and Benoît Portrait via Architectural Digest

In their newest collection, Astier de Villatte’s work continues their tradition of lively, glossy white colored plateware crafted with their signature black terracotta clay.

Taking inspiration from the Daisy, or “Marguerite” in French, the distinct, scalloped details extending from the base of each bowl and plate mimic the petals of the familiar flower.

Fun and enjoyment are at the center of Ivan and Benoît’s work with a desire to share their love of creating with others.

Each piece is expertly handcrafted in their workshop, a consistent theme throughout Astier de Villatte’s history as they call back to those Parisian ceramic workshops of old.

Astier de Villatte Workshop Images via Vogue

With a preference in style towards imperfection, their output produces unique pieces in every collection, linking the energy and personality of each individual craftsperson into their creations.

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