I may have to move to the Netherlands. You can buy APILCO porcelain very easily there it seems... Or better yet move near the factory in Chauvigny. (Open Monday - Thursday mornings by appointment) I first spotted APILCO (it was love at first sight) while passing Café Dome in the Marais last May...
I found a Flora cup and saucer on Ebay in a delicious shade of dark GREEN..or so I thought. My cup arrived shrunken and more Army green than Forest green. Love can be disappointing at times...For these gorgeous colors, you must move to Amsterdam or open a café, preferably in Paris. The colors are reserved for restaurant owners. Paris department stores will not stupe to carry restaurant ware unfortunately.
Café Mondrian was on my corner at 158, bd St. Germain last October. They always had a place setting of APILCO out, waiting for me, but I always ran off somewhere else.
APILCO was founded in 1906 by the Deshoulières family. They supply the hospitality industry. "Their unerring focus on quality and attention to detail is paralleled." Yes, yes I agree completement! Now where can I buy some? Don't you love the way they mix up the colors?
Some New York "quality and attention to detail" is on the facade of Sak's Fifth Avenue right now :)