In recent years, mica has become one of the more popular materials found in Atelier Viollet’s furniture. Thanks to an innovative community of designers that collaborate with Atelier Viollet, the studio is able to develop inspiring new and unique variations of mica finishes.
Mica has many uses. It is found in a variety of scientific and mechanical capacities, ranging from aerospace missile systems and laser devices to electronics and medical equipment. Apart from its functional applications, mica is also used for its aesthetic properties such as its remarkably reflective sheen. Mica powder has been used in pottery around the world for thousands of years, from Native American Pueblo communities to areas in South Asia. The broken-down mineral adds a stunning effect to clay pots. Even the Aztec Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico’s Teotihuacan was also found to possess a high level of mica as a decorative finish on the structure’s surface.
Mica’s dense composition establishes a sense of bold character and visual complexity that transforms decorative objects in a unique way.