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Shopper’s Diary: L’Atelier Singulier, Slow-Made Goods in Paris

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Shopper’s Diary: L’Atelier Singulier, Slow-Made Goods in Paris

May 10, 2017

On the list for our next trip to Paris: L’Atelier Singulier, a shop that specializes in fine French crafts. The store, which appropriately is located in the heart of the city’s historic district of artisans, was founded by Stéphanie Bastard de Crisnay and Margaux Pecorari, who left their corporate jobs to pursue their passion for traditionally made goods. “The global back-to-craft movement is still unknown in France and not well organized,” they say. So the two started working with a collective of traditional artisans who represent the best in French craft. In addition to their permanent collection, which is available both at the brick-and-mortar and online stores, L’Atelier Singulier also offers workshops showcasing their monthly limited editions, exclusive collaborations between Stéphanie, Margaux, and the nearly 20 artisans in their collective.

situated in an old workshop, l&#8\2\17;atelier singulier showcases its one  17
Above: Situated in an old workshop, L’Atelier Singulier showcases its one-of-a-kind goods in a bright gallery-like showroom.
an ingenious wall of painted frames and shelving showcases more colorful pieces 18
Above: An ingenious wall of painted frames and shelving showcases more colorful pieces. “Our selection rests on specific criteria, such as the craftsmen’s know-how, their creativity and spontaneity.”
all pieces selected by stéphanie and margaux are sustainable and contempor 19
Above: All pieces selected by Stéphanie and Margaux are sustainable and contemporary, made from fundamental, elemental materials such as wood, leather, earth, metal, glass, stone, paper, and textiles.

handmade by paule fattaccioli, each crayon coffee mug features subtle 20
Above: Handmade by Paule Fattaccioli, each Crayon Coffee Mug features subtle crayon-like drawings; €20 ($21.74).
inserted onto the heated tip of candle holder at la pointe, an original de 21
Above: Inserted onto the heated tip of Candle Holder at La Pointe, an original design in clear or gray handblown glass by Laurence Brabant & Alain Villechange, a candle appears to float in the air; €35 ($38.05) each.
this speckled, porcelain blue salad bowl is by pia van pete 22
Above: This speckled, porcelain Blue Salad Bowl is by Pia Van Peteghem; €70 ($76.10).
part of this month&#8\2\17;s special edition project, twins hammers are han 23
Above: Part of this month’s special-edition project, Twins Hammers are handmade by Étienne Dulin; €150 ($163.08).
 julia tomàs avinent uses natural pigments for this pink marbled 24
Above: Julia Tomàs Avinent uses natural pigments for this Pink Marbled Notebook and other paper goods; €24 ($26.09).
a glass tea pot is handblown by laurence brabant and alain villechang 25
Above: A Glass Tea Pot is handblown by Laurence Brabant and Alain Villechange; €160 ($173.95).
handmade by antonis cardew and antony bonniot, this beveled walnut tr 26
Above: Handmade by Antonis Cardew and Antony Bonniot, this Beveled Walnut Tray is a L’Atelier Singular exclusive; €150 ($163.08).
a touch of luxury, morgane baroghel cruc&#8\2\17;s gold woven cus 27
Above: A touch of luxury, Morgane Baroghel-Cruc’s Gold Woven Cushion is hand-loomed from linen, cotton, and lurex; €290 ($315.29).
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Above: Stephanie and Margaux next to a birch and leather Weekend Bag by Damien Béal; €770 ($837.14).
When it comes to shopping, almost nothing beats a spree in Paris. But for those who can’t make the trip, we offer the next best thing: virtual shopping in the City of Lights:

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