In a matter of months, this 20 sqm boutique with its all-blue storefront, situated between the Centre Pompidou and the Musée National Picasso-Paris, has become a hangout for stylish gardeners and eco-friendly interior designers. A love of beautiful things and outstanding workmanship radiates throughout this place where Parisians come to find an unparalleled selection of original, bold and contemporary pieces, designed by renowned ceramic artists and independent artisans. Everywhere you look, the shelves and floor are full with these works of art: pots, planters, jars, jugs and vases made from earthenware, ceramic and porcelain and in every shape, size and colour.
It all started with Thibault Clément and Jean Desplas travelling the length and breadth of the country, meeting artisans who had been awarded EPV (Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant - Living Heritage Company) status, an official French label recognising outstanding know-how. The two friends, whose resumé includes the interior design of several Paris hotels and restaurants, are now offering up their talent in this little store in the Marais. Depending on your vision, Thibault and Jean will help you pick out the perfect pottery pieces to bring a unique charm to your house, apartment, garden or balcony. And if you cannot find what you are looking for, do not worry. You can work with the pair to design your own dream vase, which will then be made for you, in France and by hand.
That is not all. Every month, the boutique is transformed into an art gallery for “EXPOT”, a showcase for works by contemporary ceramic artists from France and abroad, such as Barcelona's Romina Gris and Parisian artist Julie Lansom.
With POT Paris, it has never been so easy to have good taste.
32 rue des Blancs Manteaux
Tel : +33 (0)6 25 89 87 54
From 19 EUR per pot