Astier de Villatte Branchu Soap Dish

€290

Astier de Villatte’s Branchu soap dish is awe-inspiring from every angle, and it’s all thanks to the intricate braiding that curves in, out and all around. Like other designs from this ceramicist, it’s handcrafted in Paris from black terracotta clay and finished with a bright-white glaze – look out for intentional irregularities that capture the founders’ love for the imperfect.

Product number: 2212606095

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Meet the maker:

Astier de Villatte

Old friends Ivan Pericoli and Benoît Astier de Villatte met at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, leading to the launch of Astier de Villatte in 1996. Since the beginning, they’ve been charmed with ideas of the imperfect, finding beauty in uneven glazes, dark pockmarks and subtle ripples. But these details only emphasise the craft tale behind each piece – stories that start with a single sheet of black terracotta clay extracted from Parisian quarries. They follow traditional Roman methods to bring each ‘dream object’ to life, shaping and inscribing each one with the potter’s initials and finishing with a high-shine white porcelain glaze.