JDV comes from a French phrase Joie de vivre which is often used to express a cheerful enjoyment of life, an exultation of spirit.
It can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life.
The meaning of these simple words perfectly includes the whole ethos of our shop. We source and share the pure joy of ceramics and homewares from every corner of the world. It can be an exquisite ceramic platter from Japan or a finely crafted glass from China.
All pieces that we source must be practical and also with artistic workmanship. We hope to bring the pure joy of enjoyment to a different level in cooking, eating or sharing with your family or friends with these fine crafts.