Astier de Villatte Rocaille Vase


If you hadn’t already guessed by its name, the Rocaille vase is inspired by the ornate ceramics from the Rococo era. Styles from this period verged on the theatrical side – core characteristics included gilding, asymmetry, fluid curves and the colour white. Of course, these all concur with Astier de Villatte’s perfectly imperfect aesthetic. Use it to house an elaborate bouquet of blooms or your favourite leafy houseplant.

Product number: 2212606108

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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.