These exquisite handmade pieces are crafted from black terracotta clay using a special tec hnique which leaves deliberate imperfections on the surface - small dimple that rejec t mass-production and speakt to authenticity.
Harking back to the 17th and 18th century, the store's Bastille wokshop - once home to Napolean's silversmithh - pawns rows of asymmetrical tableware, adorned with simple and classic decorative motifs and costing as much as 65 Euros per piece. Well worth a visit to both the store AND the website...
Astier de Villatte: 173 Rue Sainte Honore, 75001 Paris France
NY Times review here