Waldemar Gozdek has worked for Atelier Viollet for over 10 years. He can attest to the morning routine the entire workshop knows so well: at 7:30 am, Jean Paul Viollet enters the workshop, greets his employees with a handshake, and discusses the day’s plan. “Without this simple routine,” Gozdek adds, “any given day could go wrong. That’s why we appreciate the time he dedicates to this task each morning.”
Waldemars specialty is architectural millwork interiors, however he is just as skilled at crafting intricate pieces of furniture. When he moved to the United States from Poland, Waldemar knew that he wanted to persue a career in woodworking. He spent five years building kitchens and libraries for various high end apartments in Manhattan before realizing that he must find a better opportunity in order to grow in the field of woodcraft.
“When I looked for a new job, I found an ad in a Polish newspaper advertising a position at Atelier Viollet. As I found out more about the company, I knew I could not afford to pass up this chance.” The transition to the Atelier Viollet workshop was a huge step in his dream of advancing a career in woodworking.
As a young man, Waldemar graduated from a woodworking school in Poland with a deep love for the craft. However at that time building beautiful furniture was a far off dream. Atelier Viollet, he says, placed him in an environment of creativity where he was able to thrive and progress as a skilled craftsman. “Atelier Viollet made this dream come true.”
In the workshop Waldemar dedicates his utmost care and attention to every project. His focus is truly something to behold. From his experience at Atelier Viollet, Waldemar admits to having gained an increased appreciation for planning, efficiency and high quality work. “This shop is real gold in the woodworking business. We stand for quality. Working at Atelier Viollet for over 10 years really strengthened my knowledge and furthered my professionalism in the field of woodworking.”