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.
Above: Le Petit Atelier de Paris is located at 31 Rue de Montmorency in the Marais.
Above: Delicate jewelry and porcelain mobiles hang in the window. Image via The Design Seen.
Above: The shop has its own mascot, Pompom. Image via Flickr.
Above: In a window, an apple branch is suspended from twine.
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.
Above: Pompom in his elegantly framed dog bed. Image via Flickr.
Above: The ceramics for sale include porcelain plates in the shape of stars and clouds.
Above: Ceramic tableware by Le Petit Atelier de Paris and a vase with illustration by Joanna Concejo.
Above: Ceramics from the Le Petit Atelier de Paris collection feature a delicate stamp.
Above: The team (including Pompom) at Le Petit Atelier de Paris.