La Tuile à Loup
It’s the charming appearance of a typically Parisian shop, its retro blue colour reminiscent of the Paris of yesteryear, which captures the eye at first glance.
Inside, the boutique renovated by the Argentine designer Nestor Perkal is proving to be a true showcase for traditional ceramics designed and handcrafted in dozens of locations throughout France by talented artisans toiling passionately away in their workshops.
The master of the place, Eric Goujou, travels across France to meet these creative people, standing by as kilns open and selecting the most beautiful objects for La Tuile à Loup. Dishes, platters, tureens, vannerie; everyday objects whose beauty transcends everyday use. Each piece tells a story of colour, material, form, decoration, and the earth. And if Eric Goujou is inexhaustible on the subject, he also likes to break with tradition and create dissonances by assembling mismatched plates, turning a salad bowl into a table centrepiece or a ramekin into a butter dish.
La Tuile à Loup, 35 Rue Daubenton, 5th
Less than a 10 minute walk from the Hotel Monge
Open Monday from 13:00 to 18:00, and Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 to 18:00
Tel. 01 47 07 28 90 and www.latuilealoup.com
Photo: La Tuile à Loup Paris