Astier de Villatte

Simple Hand-Blown Medium Tumbler

£56

When speaking of their products, Benoît and Ivan – founders of Astier de Villatte – said “we ask people to produce with a good spirit, so the pieces look almost alive” – a joyful part of the design story. This medium tumbler from the Simple collection curves up at the base, leading liquid to gather around the central protrusion. Each hand-blown piece follows the same formula, but the result varies to reflect the individual hand of each artisan.

Product number: 2212601103

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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.