Alix D. Reynis studied law much like her father, before devoting herself to her true passion: sculpture. In 2011, she began by designing tableware, eventually expanding her business to include scented candles, lighting, and most recently, jewelry. Each piece is brought to life through a model, drawn then sculpted in plaster or wax, at the workshop in St. Germain des Prés in Paris. In 2016, Alix D. Reynis opened their first Parisian boutique in the Marais district.
Alix D. Reynis was raised by a family who encouraged making everything yourself. Her parents were gifted with their hands and also very intellectual. Growing up seeing such skillsets in her father, a notary who was also a carpenter, she inherited many of these abilities. She learned how to sew, cook, upholster, wallpaper, and picked up many other talents from her mother, many of which she wants to pass onto her children.
A self-taught ceramicist, Alix works primarily with limoges porcelain, a noble yet demanding material. When creating her household objects and dinnerware, she revisits everyday objects with elegance and detail. Some feature simple silhouettes, while others are decorated with arabesques and detailed linework, presented in an entirely white glaze.
Their location in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the 6th arrondissement, is centered in what is considered by Parisians and visitors alike to be one of Paris’ most charming neighborhoods. Once a small market village that later became a powerful ecclesiastical complex, today, St. Germain des Prés is home to the oldest church in Paris. The Romanesque bell tower is a characteristic landmark of the neighborhood, and the streets throughout this arrondissement boast fine food shops, restaurants, markets and cafés alike.