The world-renowned ceramist joins The Invisible Collection: discover one-of-a-kind designs that combine artisanal excellence and bold innovation.
Located in the heart of Paris, the famed workshop of Jean Roger has been the go-to place for ceramic lovers since the early fifties. Christian Dior himself was a keen customer, and so was Jackie Kennedy, to name but a few…
Fast forward to today: Jean Roger’s grandson, François, is now at the helm of the family business with his sister Marguerite, after learning all the secrets of making ceramics that both their grandfather and father have passed on to them.
Tapping into the brand’s DNA – exquisitely handmade objects inspired by animals, plants and fruits – François Roger creates designs with a more abstract accent, and adds his personal touch: a special enamel coating that he perfected over the years and whose formula is a well-guarded secret. This enamel finish lends the designs an ultra-sophisticated, luxurious feel.
The latest collection includes a few reissues from the sixties – we love the Flammes vase, originally designed by Jean Roger, updated in a beautiful shade of black. Other noteworthy pieces comprise a stunning wall sconce in the shape of a wheat sheaf – a painstaking tour de force, as the wheat stems were handmade one by one before being bound together-, and the elegant, timeless Giacometti vase in stark white.