Astier de Villatte

Victor Large Oval Platter

£184

Victor Large Oval Platter43cm (l) x 29cm (w) x 4cm (h)

£184

Victor Medium Platter41cm (l) x 27cm (w)

£194

Victor Large Salad Bowl11cm (h) x 28cm (d)

£188

Victor Small Salad Bowl10cm (h) x 20cm (d)

£144

Victor Pitcher16cm (h) x 8.5cm (w) x 16cm (l)

£166

The Victor platter from Astier de Villatte is steeped in old-world charm. It’s handcrafted in the Parisian workshop from black terracotta clay and fashioned with scalloped edges. Note the irregularities in the signature white glaze that celebrate ideas of the imperfect – a theme that’s piqued the founders’ interest since the beginning.

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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.