Atelier Courbet

14 octobre 2013

Atelier Courbet brings to your home the world’s precious heritage of centuries-old techniques, exceptional detailing and savoir-faire combined with contemporary design.

Atelier Courbet’s adjacent gallery and shop results from founder, Melanie Courbet scouring the globe for the most exquisite objects, furniture pieces, textiles, and home accessories. Crafted by some of the world’s most skilled hands, in workshops or manufactures established as far back as the 16th century, the tightly curated selection encompasses one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces that marry traditional techniques with contemporary design.

Steps away from SoHo, Atelier Courbet is a place where to discover treasures from France, Japan, Italy, Mali or Mongolia for your home.

Among the workshops and manufactures represented, Atelier Courbet introduces in New York, one of Paris’ most revered master-craftsmen: Domeau & Peres. With a collection of furniture pieces made in collaboration with Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Martin Szekely, Eric Jourdan, and Pharrell Williams, Domeau & Peres have long been the favorites of Paris’ Design, Art and Fashion scene. Over the years, they have collaborated with countless luminaries such as Andree Putman, Marc Newson, Colette or worked on special commissions for clients including Karl Lagerfeld, the Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris, the House of Champagne Krug, amongst others.

Accompanying the Domeau & Pérès collection one finds intricately cut crystal by The Cristallerie Royale de Saint-Louis, the oldest glassmaker in Europe as well as museum-quality silver by Puiforcat, considered the most important French Art Deco silversmith. Handwoven textiles by Hosoo, founded in 1688 and declared a National Living Treasure by the Japanese government can be found tea-ceremony ceramics from the 400-year-old pottery Asahiyaki or wooden vessels seamlessly joined by Nakagawa Mokkougei, which uses a technique passed down from father to son for generations. Organic indigo fabrics by international artist Aboubakar Fofana come as a splash of color while, rooted in Mongolia, Oyuna’s plushest cashmere accessories are a world of travels on their own.

Set inside the Brewster Carriage House, a landmarked building located on Broome Street where SoHo intersects NoLita, the pieces are artfully arrayed in two adjoining salons. Just as the wares at Atelier Courbet are the epitome of time-honored craft, so is its 19th century building, which used to house the workshops of famous coach makers, Brewster & Co.  Today, many of the building’s original details have been painstakingly refurbished and maintained by real estate developer and talented designer, Ross Morgan.