A very special part of the Atelier Viollet library, Report of the Commissioner of Patents for the Year 1858, has recently come back from being rebound. It is a catalog of patents from the year 1858 ranging from many sorts of products, including furniture, lumber, and leather. The book is filled with thousands of images… [Read More]
Atelier Viollet recently completed this striking coffee table, designed by Thad Hayes. Dyed grey shagreen and patinated bronze feet introduce a modern take to this J.M. Frank-inspired piece. The table’s pure, minimalist design allows the materials to become the dominant feature. This piece truly communicates the care and effort that goes into all of our… [Read More]
One of Atelier Viollet‘s favorite wood veneers is macassar ebony. Used in some of our most notable pieces, such as our dining table top in macassar ebony with mother of pearl inlay and macassar ebony bed with parchment drawers and mother of pearl inlay. Macassar ebony is typically found in the East Indies and is mainly… [Read More]
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… [Read More]
Patrick Sevray began working at Atelier Viollet in February of 2014. Although the newest member of the team, he has quickly adapted to the workshop’s environment. He starts every morning like the rest of the team by checking in with Jean Paul Viollet to discuss what his day will look like. He then prepares himself for… [Read More]
Atelier Viollet recently completed a bed frame in Santos Rosewood also known as Pau Ferro, designed by Selldorf Architects. The integration of cane into the headboard and footboard creates a very warm and light appearance.