Atelier Viollet recently fabricated this cabinet designed by Gregory Gilmartin of Peter Pennoyer Architects. Inspired by Jean-Michel Frank‘s notable fan-patterned straw marquetry furniture, his classic gold-toned pieces were replaced in favor of a more subdued, natural palette. The cabinet emphasizes various motifs as the pieces of straw are adhered in different directions. These alternating fan… [Read More]
Atelier Viollet recently completed a Parsons style desk in horn, designed by Peter Marino Architect. The Parsons style was made famous by Jean-Michel Frank while he was working at the Parsons Paris School of Art and Design. After designing the table, he launched a course to teach the techniques and aesthetics to his students in… [Read More]
Atelier Viollet’s gypsum cabinet was recently featured in a special spring 2013 supplemental issue of New York Spaces magazine entitled The Goods. The cabinet, also featured on The World Interior Design Network, is constructed with gypsum, ebonized pearwood in a satin-lacquer finish, and silvered bronze. Read more about our gypsum and mica furniture at our website.
Atelier Viollet’s gypsum cabinet is featured on the World Interior Design Network website: “Crafted from Swiss pear wood, the new artistic cabinets with gypsum veneers feature pearl-like smooth panels that cover the doors, which are carved from a soft sulfate mineral known as gypsum. Designed innovatively with the artistic use of gypsum, the cabinet makes a… [Read More]
Like any true artist, Jean-Paul Viollet has a deep respect for the materials he uses. When he speaks of parchment and palmwood, his eyes light up. And, in the case of stingray skin”better known as shagreen”for his shagreen furniture, the reverence practically leaps from his tongue. The pebbled veneer has a regal history. It adorns the… [Read More]
Jean-Paul Viollet is the latest in a line of classical architectural woodworkers who were active in Seyssel, a village in the Rhone Valley, since the early 19th century. Growing up in the family woodworking shop, he developed many of his trade skills and aesthetic sensitivities, working side by side with his grandfather and his father…. [Read More]