We recently crafted a pair of lacquered table tops in macassar ebony and finished them with hand rubbed lacquer. They are featured in the December 2013 issue of Architectural Digest magazine. The table tops can be seen below in Giancarlo Giammetti’s New York apartment dining room in the wake of a bold Basquiat painting.
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Atelier Viollet was commissioned to fabricate two dozen lacquered tables, designed by Patrick Naggar, for world famous chef Daniel Boulud, owner of fourteen restaurants worldwide—seven of which are right here in New York. The tables are for his flagship restaurant, Daniel. They are made from solid maple, and have received many coats of lacquer in… [Read More]
Back in 1991 Jean-Paul stumbled upon an old shop that was closing its doors after being in existence for many years. The eclectic shop was named “William J. Wild” and was located on East 11th street in NYC. They specialized in hobbyist supplies such as model ship making kits, guitar parts, and doll making supplies…. [Read More]
This week we’d like to share a rare book with you from the library of Atelier Viollet: The Art of Making Parchment & Vellum, by JérÃ´me Lalande. This is a first edition from a series of publications centered around French arts and trades, sponsored by the Royal Academy of Sciences. The large-format guidebook is fully illustrated to show… [Read More]
One of our recent projects, inspired by the aesthetic vision of Jean-Royere and designed by Sean Johnson Interior Design, is a custom shagreen coffee table, featuring shagreen mosaic tiles. The color was created entirely in-house, and each of the tiles were carefully selected and precisely fitted by hand. The result is a sleek, modern, textured look… [Read More]
A recent endeavor at Atelier Viollet was the construction of a boat-shaped serving station for Fada—a neighborhood bar a few doors away from our studio. While this project was a-typical for our team, we enjoyed the challenge, and we always appreciate opportunities to help local businesses solve creative problems. View the boat finished, and in progress, below…. [Read More]
Yannick Benjamin is a world class sommelier whose passion for wine began at a young age. While watching his father climb the ranks from dishwasher at La Grenouille to Maitre d at The Palace, his fascination with the industry became the backdrop of his daily life. He recalls a defining moment when he visited the Chateau Giscours… [Read More]