Sandrine Viollet (along with several other members of the Atelier Viollet team) is currently working on straw marquetry interiors for a project to be completed this Fall. These interiors are composed of individual hand-cut fans with a sunburst shape. Each fan is then applied to the interior panels, forming a rhythmic pattern of sunbursts along a… [Read More]
March 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Atelier Viollet’s residence in its current address, 505 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In commemoration, the workshop wishes to share a bit of the history and development of Atelier Viollet. Atelier Viollet studio, 2016. Atelier Viollet was originally located on Metropolitan Avenue between Lorimer and Union. Beginning around… [Read More]
Atelier Viollet is pleased to announce the completion of our newest intricate sunburst straw marquetry pattern. The piece was designed by Busta Studio with straw application performed by Sandrine Viollet. The result is brilliant.
Atelier Viollet‘s straw marquetry expert, Sandrine Viollet, is currently working on a new project with the luminous material. The series of panels are designed with a golden sunburst pattern distributed throughout the entire piece. Each straw stem reflects oncoming light at various gradients dependent on their individual orientations. Due to this effect, the viewer notices this play… [Read More]
Currently, Sandrine Viollet is working on a new straw marquetry project for Atelier Viollet: a room entirely covered in straw marquetry. Each panel is curved and, once all placed together, will be installed in a room generating a scalloped wall. Sandrine will complete about a hundred straw panels, approximately 6 inches by 8 feet, which will result… [Read More]
In a recent article published in the Financial Times, Sandrine Viollet discussed straw marquetry furniture technique. “What fascinates me is that you start with such a simple material and end up with beautiful furniture,” says Sandrine Viollet, master of straw marquetry at Atelier Viollet. “You can’t use any machines to work the straw “ only… [Read More]