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Shopper’s Diary: Alix D. Reynis Shop in Paris

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Shopper’s Diary: Alix D. Reynis Shop in Paris

July 11, 2016

We first discovered the work of self-taught porcelain artist Alix D. Reynis in 2015 (see Pretty in Porcelain: Alix D. Reynis in Paris). In May, she opened an eponymous shop in the Marais district of Paris, with her tableware and lighting collections on display. Let’s take a look.

Photography courtesy of Alix D. Reynis.

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Above: The off-black storefront of the Alix D. Reynis shop in Paris. Reynis chose hue C17—”Fusain des Bois,” or charcoal—from French paint brand Ressource. (Read more about the line in The Unbuttoned Palette: Sexy Paint Colors from Paris.)

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Above: Reynis produces lights, plates, candles, and more in hand-cast Limoges porcelain.

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Above: Reynis, who is also an interior designer, painted nearly every corner of the shop in charcoal, save for the floors and structural wood posts and beams.  (“It was a tailor shop before,” says Reynis, “and quite crappy.”)

The built-in display cases on the back wall show Reynis’s vintage-inspired Jewelry.

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Above: The shop is mostly lit by Reynis’s own ceramic pendant lights, or Luminaires, which range in price from €150 to €220. The staircase in the back leads to Reynis’s second-floor studio, where she makes her jewelry and the plaster casts for her ceramics.

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Above: The shop carries a small variety of artworks and vintage finds outside of Reynis’s own collection, plus some work from textile designer Antoinette Poisson.

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Above: Reynis’s porcelain lights hang over two rows of votives, mini votive sets, and oversize candles.

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Above: Reynis’s porcelain candles, or Bougies, are hand-poured with scented wax from Grasse, the perfume capital of France. Once burned, the cups can be reused.

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Above: Alix D. Reynis is located at 14 Rue Commines in the Marais district of Paris.

For more in Paris, see The Très DIY Hotel Henriette in Paris (Starting at $97 a Night) and Expert Advice: 11 Under-the-Radar Parisian Dining Spots.

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