Memories are made around the table. Jokes, conversation, the spilling of raspberry jam on white linens – a shocked pause met with the relief of raucous laughter.
This connection of meals and memory are part of what makes Astier de Villatte’s works so resonant – each piece feels as if it’s been plucked from a past life, yet is as familiar as the loved ones you share it with.
It is here, between the gravy boat, the green beans and the candied yams that fondness is forged.
By emulating the aesthetics of French antiquity, such as irregular edges and deliberate imperfections in the glaze, Astier de Villatte harnesses a laissez-faire elegance that is the perfect finishing touch for formal dinners, casual cocktails and everything in between.
Made of black terracotta, the pieces are thin and light without being too fragile for daily use.
Brushed with their signature milky glaze, Astier de Villatte’s approach is ultimately sophisticated without veering into the realm of pretension.
Whether a cake stand, a tureen or an embellished platter, Astier’s simplicity of design is the ideal background on which to build a meal to remember.