Saturday, 12 February 2011
It's true, Paris is a continuous discovery for me! It happens often me, even after a lot of time since I moved here, to stumble upon little treasures... as in those days in which, while wandering aimlessly, I find myself walking around, getting lost in hidden little streets of this town... and it is during one of these explorations that I've found a ravishing boutique-atelier, which I want to share with you because I believe it is a magic and special place. And in the case you are in Paris (or you're planning to visit it), I think it would be a pity to not pop in and see it! This place is "Le Petit Atelier de Paris"...
Le Petit Atelier is like the paradise for all lovers of porcelain and wood; two young designers, Jae and Stéphane, craft amazing handmade creations, under the precious supervision of Pompon, the photogenic dog-mascotte of their workshop. The core concept of the Petit Atelier is to provide delicate and original items for making more pleasant our daily life: if beauty can ameliorate our sensations, these cups, mugs, little bells, dishes and decorations for home, with their simple and dreaming design, are really a source of well-being! Furthermore, what renders these items very special is also the fact that their are all unique: as they're handmade, you'll never find two identical ones!
Another interesting feature of this workspace is the fact that they organise collaborations with other artists, who are invited to make together with the Petit Atelier their items. After "Animobile” conceived jointly with Emi Yatsuzaki, “Petit Bonhomme” with Eiko Maekawa, “Atelier N.M.” with Sylvain Bénéteau, “Rabit in the Desert” with Sylvie Auray, “Night Tales” with Iris de Mouy, in these days (and until 19th fev.) the Petit Atelier is exposing "House of MiCha", with Kuntzel + Deygas. They are also the creators of Caperino and Peperone, two amazing characters that, with my great surprise, I discovered being also wonderful hand carved rubber stamps!
"House of MiCha" until 19th feb., open from thu. to sat., 13h00-20h00. Le Petit Atelier de Paris, 31 rue de Montmorency, 75003, Paris. For infos www.lepetitatelierdeparis.com
Etichette: little treasures of Paris