STOREWATCH FAR LEF T: Stone walls, soaring ceilings and sky-high windows give the shop a loft-like feel. In foreground: Porcelain by Quebec artisans Louise Bousquet and Pascale Girardin, $20 to $73. BELOW: Ceramik B. large bowl, $35; plate, $25; cup, $30. Shop owner Claire Renaud.
FIND PERFECT DINNER
PARTY PIECES AT À TABLE
TOUT LE MONDE.
Porcelain Takeout cones with black walnut
stand. Cones, $40 each; stand, $60; tumbler
(centre), $20. By Porcelaines Bousquet.
FIND IT: 361 St. Paul St. W., Montreal
(514) 750-0311 or atabletoutlemonde.com
HISTORY: À Table tout le monde (which
means “Come to the table, everybody”)
opened in Old Montreal in December 2008
as a destination for beautiful artisan-made
objects for the table. “I ask people to touch
the pieces so they can appreciate them more,”
says owner Claire Renaud.
ST YLE: With its exposed stone walls and plank
wood floor, the shop could easily pass for one
of the swish lofts or boutique hotels that dot
the neighbourhood. The smartly curated
selection includes homegrown finds, such as
porcelain dishes by Quebec ceramist Louise
Bousquet and handcrafted glasses from
Vancouver’s Molo Design, as well as global
imports. Japanese lacquered bowls sit
alongside textiles, dishes and glassware from
France, the Netherlands, Kenya and beyond.
BEST BUYS: Montreal-based Ceramik B.
created a limited-edition line of eggshell-
thin porcelain for the shop that delivers
museum quality without collector’s prices
($34 to $50). Flatware with black resin
handles has the look of ebony but can
be popped into the dishwasher ($79 to
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Ryota Aoki pottery
from Japan and Nancy Bauch of White Forest
Pottery in New York. — CRAILLE MAGUIRE GILLIES
Handblown glassware from Japan’s Sugahara, from $19 to $150 each; ceramic bowls by Simplicity Super Studio, $29 each. Handblown glass carafe from Italy’s Fabrica, $190.
Noor flat ware
with black resin
Photography by André Rider
H&H DECEMBER 2010 32
tablecloths, from $84 each.
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