Atelier Viollet was recently featured in Departures Home & Design magazine. Specifically, the magazine featured a Bookcase in Burnt Ash, Straw Marquetry, Lucite & Blackend Steel designed by Jean-Paul Viollet.
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 its clean, iridescent patterns are inlaid on boxes, small furniture, or walls. Very few other furniture makers even attempt this demanding, but rewarding technique.