- August 30, 2012
Working from a Bastille workshop that once sheltered Napoleon’s silversmith, lifestyle powerhouse Astier De Villatte salutes the classical identity of the 17th and 18th centuries. The brand’s forte lies in its exquisitely designed ceramics by Benoît Astier de Villatte and Ivan Pericoli, who revived an ancien technique called estampage to bathe black terracotta in a milky-white finish. This method amplifies the unique character of the clay, leaving deliberate little hiccups and imperfections to make each one of kind. While the result may appear purloined from a Loire Valley farmhouse, the modern sensibility will filch its fair share of compliments in your Turtle Creek high-rise. Pictured: Composition Louis XV, charmingly all as one piece, $1,568. Exclusively in Dallas at Grange Hall.