Thomas Edison had one. Einstein, too. If you’re the sort of guy who likes to experiment, you need a lab. Jean-Paul Viollet is fortunate to have one just a few steps from his desk. It sits behind an unmarked door in the office of his Brooklyn shop. Step inside and you will find a magnificent… [Read More]
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Jean-Paul Viollet has spent a lifetime mastering Art Deco design. All that labor is clearly reflected in his Brooklyn furniture showroom. “I was very intrigued by the beauty of the materials used in the Art Deco period,” says Jean-Paul Viollet, the industrious founder of famed Brooklyn furniture maker Atelier Viollet. “I was very impressed by… [Read More]
In March 2012 New York Spaces Magazine featured an article showcasing an apartment on Central Park West. Their coverage included many interior designs with Atelier Viollet custom furniture. To see more of Jean-Paul Viollet’s work, visit Atelier Viollet.
He has always been drawn to aesthetics, to the awesome beauty of Mother Nature’s handiwork, “noble materials” sourced from the farthest reaches of the globe. Mahogany, mica, mother of pearl: In his celebrated workshop in Brooklyn, he transforms these wonders into elegant works of art, which Departures magazine has described as “some of the finest… [Read More]
In October 2012 New York Spaces Magazine featured an article showcasing a bookcase designed by Jean-Paul Viollet, built of burn ash, straw marquetry, Lucite, and blackened steel. From the brink of extinction, straw marquetry’s exquisite patterns were rescued by the award-winning Sandrine Viollet. Each piece of wheat, rye or oat straw is opened, flattened and dyed by hand. Then… [Read More]
The work of Jean-Paul Viollet was recently featured in Elle Decor magazine, where he is noted as a favorite craftsman and artisan to America’s leading designers. “This all-bespoke Brooklyn manufacturer specializing in marquetry was established in 1986 by Jean-Paul Viollet, a seventh-generation descendant of the man who created the Viollet family’s original company in France… [Read More]