Often it’s the subtle details that make custom furniture magnificent. One of our favorite ways to punctuate a piece is with mother-of-pearl inlay. Inlay is the embedding of precision cut materials into grooves carved into a piece. As we’ve mentioned, it can be “maddeningly time-consuming”, but is always utterly stunning. Below, a custom vanity in cherry with… [Read More]
The Official Atelier Viollet Blog
In the coming months, we will be featuring some of the rare and incredible books in our personal library here at Atelier Viollet. Whether for reference or simply for the sake of collecting unique relics of the history of furniture and interior craftsmanship, Jean-Paul Viollet loves the process of locating these gems and adding them… [Read More]
A few months back we shared an exciting project with you that we are currently working on. Our readers will recall that it was a room completely covered in parchment. We’re back to share a few images of our progress as we gear up for the final phase of parchment panelling installation, designed by Sawyer Berson. We… [Read More]
Atelier Viollet was recently commissioned to fabricate a pair of Gio Ponte center tables. We fell in love with the simple yet elegant design so much that we decided to make an additional pair. The tables have solid walnut bases with interlocking mortise and tenon joinery. The tops are in a beautiful inset quarter-sawn walnut… [Read More]
Atelier Viollet was recently pleased to acquire an original “Morel” dressing table by the distinguished Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann. Ruhlmann is known for his influential work in Art Deco furniture and interiors in the 1920s. This piece was created Circa 1921-22 in Palisander on mahogany. It features ivory sabots and a drawer pull with a mirror and… [Read More]
Atelier Viollet was recently commissioned to fabricate a pair of bedside tables in gypsum, lacquer and patinated bronze, designed by Pierce Allen. The drawers and cabinet interiors were lined with upholstery. Learn more about our gypsum furniture technique and see a previous gypsum project.