From her workshop in a village house in Brissac-Quincé, in the Loire Valley, Landy Rakoto shapes clay by hand to create unique stoneware ceramic pieces or in small series. Her creations, a resolutely modern reinterpretation of rustic craftsmanship, are in line with current trends and enhance tableware and traditional decorative objects.
After a first presentation of her work in the very trendy Zora Auguste gallery of the designer Nella Beljan in Berlin in 2021, Landy Rakoto settled in the charming village of Brissac-Quincé near Angers, and founds her first workshop in the attic of her house near the Château de Brissac and its botanical park. An authentic place steeped in history, lined with traditional floor tiles and topped with exposed beams that let the day filter in through a skylight. A central workbench houses the sandstone loaves, and the designer's works are exhibited all around the room, between homemade shelves and antique wooden furniture.
It is in this authentic and historic space that the young woman of Franco-Malagasy origin works the sandstone on the wheel. Precise and repeated gestures that end up giving shape and life to authentic, modern and appealing everyday objects.
" I like to be part of a millennial and universal artisanal practice, but also quite contemporary."
Landy Rakoto reinterprets classic everyday objects to which she brings a touch of originality and modernity. The result is collections with polished aesthetics, with a simple and refined design at the same time, which are available in a subtle palette of natural and organic hues that explores greens, browns and creams with evocative names: Volcano reds, Saulge and Kaktus greens or Cloud Coffee browns, which also testify to the resolutely contemporary universe of the young woman. Landy Rakoto's creations and collaborations are only available on her online store.
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