Last Saturday, Jean-Paul Viollet attended the signing of designer and DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux’s new book The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details, which features Atelier Viollet as one of its favorite current artisans. One Kings Lane hosted the book signing, a design-consulting firm and showroom based in SoHo, where designers, editors, and artisans gathered to commemorate the recent launch of Lemieux’s new book.
The piece, executed by Sandrine Viollet, is made of straw marquetry, brushed Wenge wood, and bronze. The wood was brushed upon application to create a “rustic” effect”a process where a wire brushed is passed along the wood to open up its pores, creating an un-flattened texture and a more dimensional surface.
Be sure to pick up Christiane Lemieux’s The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details available in stores today, and keep an eye out for Atelier Viollet’s mention.