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Issue 23 · Summer Color · June 4, 2012

Le Petit Atelier de Paris

Issue 23 · Summer Color · June 4, 2012

Is Le Petit Atelier de Paris the most magical shop in France? We think so; the tiny workshop and boutique in the Marais offers ceramics and housewares reflecting the store's motto: "Du bonheur au quotidien" ("Happiness in the everyday").

Owned by artists Jae-Hyun Cheong and Stéphane Froger, the shop is a showcase for wares of their own porcelain creations and by resident artisans (the workshop has an artist-in-residence program), along with rotating art exhibitions. The shop closes for a few months out of the year so the space can be devoted to creating pottery, and to allow the owners (and their dog, a Shiba Inu named Pompom) to go picnicking on the coast of the Étretat region in upper Normandy. Go to Le Petit Atelier de Paris to plan your visit.

The shop exterior of Le Petit Atelier in Paris

Above: Le Petit Atelier de Paris is located at 31 Rue de Montmorency in the Marais.

Window display of jewelry and porcelain mobiles

Above: Delicate jewelry and porcelain mobiles hang in the window. Image via The Design Seen.

A shiba inu dog guards the shop at Le Petit Atelier in Paris

Above: The shop has its own mascot, Pompom. Image via Flickr.

A persimmon branch hangs in the window underneath industrial barn lights

Above: In a window, an apple branch is suspended from twine.

Paper boxes and porcelain wares

Above: The shop's Espresso Cups (€6 for the small and €7 for the large) and Porcelain Vases (€14 for the small and €26 for the large) come packaged in wood boxes; additional pieces available at La Maison de Pompon. Image via Flickr.

Pompom, the shop's shiba inu dog sits in his dog bed

Above: Pompom in his elegantly framed dog bed. Image via Flickr.

Wall sconces and pottery

Above: The ceramics for sale include porcelain plates in the shape of stars and clouds.

A vase made collaboratively between Le Petit Atelier and Joanna Concejo

Above: Ceramic tableware by Le Petit Atelier de Paris and a vase with illustration by Joanna Concejo.

A stamp with the name Le Petit Atelier inside of a bowl

Above: Ceramics from the Le Petit Atelier de Paris collection feature a delicate stamp.

Cheong, Froger and dog Pompom all put their hands together

Above: The team (including Pompom) at Le Petit Atelier de Paris.

Le Petit Atelier de Paris

Above: House of operation are painted directly on the window. For more information and a gallery of images, visit Le Petit Atelier de Paris. Image via The Design Seen.



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