Astier de Villatte, started by Ivan Pericoli and Benoît Astier de Villatte in Paris, produces an eclectic collection of candles, incense, stationery products, and other artisanal items in the brand’s signature style since 1996. Just as the Astier de Villatte white ceramics are valued as phenomenal art pieces handcrafted by skilled artisans, the scented products have also become emblematic of the brand, creating a unique sensory experience of travel through smell. Like using a historical Linotype machine to print materials, they are dedicated to creating beautiful objects and reviving the functionality of forgotten relics from the past.
“It’s to unveil forgotten, hidden beauty from the past—to bring to life old and beautiful things thought to be relics so that their values, from the perspective of a brand, become recognized.”
– Benoît Astier de Villatte, Co-founder-Designer of Astier de Villatte
“Ivan and Benoît have created a special universe. At an Astier de Villatte shop, it feels like you’re transported to a different era. Three of us well know that there are still many things we can learn from the past. ”
– John Derian, Artist and designer
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