An amazing ceramic designer

By Pascale Faubert, september 17 2020

I have had the pleasure of knowing Frédérique Bonmatin for more than 10 years. My nickname for her is "Morning Star". On the one hand, because of her talent, because she is truly an amazing ceramic designer. On the other hand, because "morning " (“matin” in French) is part of her last name. When we are together, it's one laugh after another. We have a bond that goes beyond our work as craftswomen. A deep friendship unites us, as does our love for colour.

Frédérique is inspired by Nordic design, particularly simple, clean and precise lines. Her creations are utilitarian, colourful and practical for everyday life. She designs her objects with a vibrant colour palette and her children's collection with animal designs is playful yet functional. Everything is designed to appeal to young and old alike. Colourful creations that give an upbeat energy to any kitchen or living room.

Among her creations, I must admit to having a crush on the water carafes that I also use as vases. Their colours are reminiscent of abstract landscapes such as a sunset or the one I prefer, the reflection of the sky on a Saint-Laurent, calm like a sea of oil. The Saint-Laurent and its colours are so invaluable.

You too can enjoy the "Morning Star" experience in your kitchen with one of Frédérique's creations by purchasing the Saint-Laurent blue pitcher/vase available in the collaboration section of my online shop. Note that it takes 5-7 days to ship the carafe, but I promise it's worth the wait