"Simona is a romantic Parisian pot that we imagine has appeared in countless French homes since the peak of its popularity in the 1820s-1860s. It was first created in Paris’ Latin Quarter, but—alas!—the original artist’s name remains a mystery.
Years ago, the romantic Simona Pot materialized in the head of Steffen Berg, as he strolled through busy and atmospheric flea markets in Montmartre. Now the charming and chic Simona Pot points to the aesthetics of the old Latin Quarter and can easily be imagined in the classic French homes and gardens of the 19th century.
The sweet Parisian “femme” Simona has small pearls sitting neatly on a tight string along the upper rim. Adorned from every angle, she steps elegantly into the light, enhancing her beautiful and subtle details, ready to spread ‘amour’ everywhere she roams.
Today the petit ‘pot de fleur’ is gently shaped by the hands of Bergs Tuscan potters."
- made in Italy, designed in Denmark
- 5.5" x 5.5" approximate dimensions
- each pot varies in color variations and textures due to the handmade nature of each pot adding a little extra character to each one!
"Let's talk a little bit about 'freckles'. This is what we have named the little visible grains of colour that occasionally appears on our natural raw clay pots.
The reason for the freckles is that we use organic and untreated Italian Galestro clay - the best clay available. The 'freckles' are tiny pieces of calcium or other minerals that are naturally found in the clay.
The freckles are more pronounced on some lots of clay due to variations in soil conditions in Tuscany, Italy. However, it is a characteristic that many of the Italian potters think is a beautiful characteristic. And so do we.
As with us humans - freckles is a sign of summer. The same goes for pots. Most often 'freckle formation' occurs during the summer period when it is ridiculously hot, and the clay dries faster. So, when you see a freckled pot - you know that it is 'summer baby - produced during the hot and sunny season.
It often happens the 'freckles' are loose and fall of and leaves a bit of residue. Luckily, this only happens once. We therefore advise, to soak and wash the pots with a soft brush before using - and you will avoid cleaning up 'fallen freckles'.
We hope you love our pots - freckles or not"