Astier de Villatte JD burgundy butterfly dinner plate PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
A new Parisian brand is making waves at Dixon Rye.
Discovered by Dixon Rye founder Bradley Odom during his annual sourcing escape in Europe, Astier de Villatte has been recently added to the inventory at his Atlanta design store. Utilizing 18th century techniques, such as sourcing “terre noire” from the basin of the Seine River, each piece is handcrafted by a single maker from inception to completion. The brand was born from a group of brothers and sisters from the Astier de Villatte family and friends of the School of Fine Arts. Together, they set up a small company, starting from scratch in the tableware business—from which they invented and manufactured “dream objects” that today line the shelves of Dixon Rye. On each milky-white glazed piece is a stamp of the individual maker’s name accompanied by the brand’s iconic overlapping logo of A and V. Francophiles and Atlantans alike will be drawn to the brand’s full range of ceramics, including plates, vases, mugs, bowls and home accessories. 1085 Howell Mill Road NW, Ste. A-1, dixonrye.com; astierdevillatte.com