The Cube vase from Astier de Villatte is a testament to the Parisian-based brand’s spiritual ethos and fascination with folk art and abandoned objects.
Votary of pre-industrial fabrication, Astier de Villatte is celebrated for being the one and only studio in Paris to hold and harbour the traditions of artisanal ceramic production. Restoring the ancestral systems of moulding and stamping, the Cube vase is made using techniques from the Middle Ages which involve moulding a sheet of handmade clay, double firing the ‘biscuit’ piece and glazing the product in white enamel – a lengthy process that requires a drying time of up to one month. Its structure evokes the geometry of the natural world, from honeycomb sheets to turtle shells and minute cell formations. Pair with other ornate vases from the collection for a coordinated decorative approach.
Artisanal production gives each ceramic object a unique aspect, meaning products may slightly vary.