For a month, the famous Parisian concept store Merci has honored craftsmanship during an in situ exhibition, Putting your hand on fire - Earth, Hand & Fire. Here, exceptional unique pieces rub shoulders with small collections of handcrafted ceramics, in full swing with the times. Made by potters from all over the world, we are fascinated by their authenticity. Focus on the discoveries made at Merci.
An exhibition of exceptional pieces sold by Piasa
The ceramics exhibited at Merci were put up for auction in partnership with the renowned Piasa auction house on September 15. All these pieces dated from the 1950s to the 1980s and had been selected for their exceptional character, like ceramics by Bruno Gambone or the magnificent table by Bjøn Wiinblad, which cost € 9,660. But without going so far as to hunt for these works that make history, Merci wanted to honor contemporary artisanal creation by offering its customers small editions.
Thank you x Digoin: sandstone in its modernity
In this quest for authenticity, Merci has notably set up a collaboration with the Digoin factory, specialist in utilitarian sandstone since 1875, by developing an original line of ceramics. Clean and authentic, we love it in a kitchen that dresses in elegance without trying to impress.
Black and white ceramic
Graphic, rhythmic and two-tone, ceramic is also thought to be dressed in patterns and Merci has understood this well. The brand has thus chosen to offer houndstooth earthenware by Nicolas Fasano, handcrafted in Puglia. Be careful, there won't be one for everyone!
Continuing its ephemeral exhibitions, the brand will invite Veronese and Piet Hein Eek with a unique collection of blown glass chandeliers, exhibited at Merci from November 18.