A French Artist Who Creates Small Gardens for the Table

Cécile Daladier creates vases inspired by flower type; vases that encourage picking flowers from the garden, between the pavement, or from a mountain top. Daladier’s vases encourage instant, simple arrangements; as she says, “a small garden on the table.”

Before working with clay, Daladier studied fine arts and music, drawing inspiration from both water and flowers. So she combined the two to focus on botanicals, singular ceramics that she shapes and fires at her studio in the Drôme region of France. At home in Paris, Daladier collaborates with partner Nicolas Soulier under the name Assaï, building Jardins Miroirs and their Capteurs collection (large-scale glass and iron sculptures made to collect water). Here’s a look at some of her inspiring pieces.

Above: The Violettiers Vase, made for the smallest of stems.

Above: Daladier arranging blooms into a large ceramic vessel at her Rue Cels showroom in Paris.

Above: Single stem vases glazed in a slightly opaque white.

Above: The Tulipier Vase, made for groupings of stems or larger flowers like roses, tulips, and peonies. The little chimneys help hold the natural shape of the bouquet.

To learn more about Daladier and Soulier, visit Remodelista‘s post: A Ceramicist and an Architect in Paris. For places to visit in Paris, refer to the Remodelista City Guides.


Danial W.
Past Member 6 years ago

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paul m.
paul m6 years ago

Nice one....

John S.
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Penny Bacon
.6 years ago

Very pretty, thanks!

Raghunath Singh Ranawat

useful info, thanks very much....

John B.
John B6 years ago

Thanks for providing the photos on the very interesting concept.

a             y m.
g d c6 years ago

nice... ty

Kath R.
Kath P6 years ago

Really quite beautiful...love the simplicity and whimsical nature of the arrangement.