Atelier Viollet is proud to share a project we recently completed: a screen in gypsum & macassar ebony, designed by Studio Sofield. Luminous gypsum tiles enclosed in an elegant dark ebony frame create a contrast between two unique natural materials.
After Jean Paul and Sandrine Viollet of Atelier Viollet’s visit to the gypsum quarry in New Mexico, they were curious to see more of the fascinating mineral. Thus, they decided to visit a nearby monument – the White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico. Jean Paul and Sandrine were intrigued to see the dune field,… [Read More]
Selenite crystal, or more commonly known as gypsum, is a valued mineral that has been used for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians were one of the first to use it as plaster, and incorporated it into the construction of the pyramids. Gypsum can be found all around the world and holds many different purposes. Furniture… [Read More]
Atelier Viollet recently completed a cabinet in gypsum, palmwood & gilt bronze, designed by Jean-Paul Viollet. This is the newest addition to our line of gypsum pieces. The mitered joinery at the sides gives the gypsum a “waterfall” effect. We are excited to share this newest piece with you.
A new shipment of Gypsum arrived at our workshop recently. A very difficult material to process, it will be used in a new prototype for which fabrication will begin shortly. Here at Atelier Viollet, we pride ourselves in being on the front lines of exploration when it comes to innovative applications of our favorite materials,… [Read More]
Atelier Viollet was recently commissioned to fabricate a pair of bedside tables in gypsum, lacquer and patinated bronze, designed by Pierce Allen. The drawers and cabinet interiors were lined with upholstery. Learn more about our gypsum furniture technique and see a previous gypsum project.