Jean-Paul Viollet is fond of challenges. He loves putting his team to the test. But as challenges go, this next one is exceptional. To successfully complete it, he will need to reach deep into the collective wisdom of the group.Â He is standing now at a table in his office, turning the brittle, yellowed pages of… [Read More]
In March 2012Â New York Spaces MagazineÂ featured an article showcasing an apartment on Central Park West. Their coverage included many interior designs with Atelier Viollet custom furniture. To see more of Jean-Paul Viollet’s work, visit Atelier Viollet.
He has always been drawn to aesthetics, to the awesome beauty of Mother Nature’s handiwork, “noble materials” sourced from the farthest reaches of the globe. Mahogany, mica, mother of pearl: In his celebrated workshop in Brooklyn, he transforms these wonders into elegant works of art, which Departures magazine has described as “some of the finest… [Read More]
In October 2012Â New York Spaces MagazineÂ featured an article showcasingÂ a bookcase designed by Jean-Paul Viollet, built of burn ash, strawÂ marquetry, Lucite, and blackened steel. 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 by hand. Then… [Read More]