enSoie objects sprout many roots and what starts as a dessin for a silk scarf may end up as a real object made of ceramics. This is how ideas catch on and find their way into our homes. As for the hand-painted Vichy pattern, it all began with the checked woven fabric we all know and love.
When you hold our trademark checked Vichy ceramics in your hand, it’s all thanks to Ms Justyna Babel-Piktel and her team. A long-time friend of enSoie founder Monique Meier and a stellar partner since 1990, she was born in 1954 into a traditional Polish pottery family - the master ceramicist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw knows that all things beautiful are unique and imperfection is a quality. That is why she and her highly skilled team cast and paint everything by hand. Their mastery manifests itself in the intricate details and the one-of-a-kind quality of our ceramic range.
A classic line for every home
The variety of shapes and sizes are designed for your pleasure. Our classic Vichy ceramic line is the perfect set for your doppio, oolong tea, bouquet of roses, Bircher muesli, spaghetti Bolognese, fruit and vegetables. A closer look at the pieces, which at first glance may appear identical, reveals the uniqueness of each item thanks to subtle variations in shape and colour.
What’s your colour?
The Vichy ceramic line comes in six classic colours inspired by Zürichsee during l’heure bleu (navy), a morning sky in springtime (baby blue), a local pine deep in the woods (green), dark thunder clouds on a summer’s night (black), a chilled raspberry yogurt (pink) or a forever loving heart (red). Limited colour editions feature temporarily in our very particular palette. In each instance, Justyna Babel-Piktel and her team mix the colours from scratch to give the collection its colour nuances. Some items come with a 10k gold-infused glaze and for these products we advise hand-washing.