Atelier Courbet, new gallery and shop in New York that combines world’s precious heritage of centuries-old techniques with contemporary design

News Infurma11/10/2013
Just steps away in SoHo, last October 5, the Atelier Courbet was opened, a new gallery and shop that has scoured 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 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 from France, Japan, Italy, Mali, or Mongolia. For its grand opening on October 5, 2013, Atelier Courbet unveils for the very first time in New York, one of Paris’s most revered master craftsmen: Domeau & Pérès. With a collection of furniture pieces made in collaboration with Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Martin Szekely, Eric Jourdan, and Pharrell Williams, Domeau & Pérès has long been the favorites of the Paris design, art, and fashion scenes. Over the years, DP has collaborated with countless luminaries such as Andrée Putman, Marc Newson, and Colette, and worked on special commissions for clients including Karl Lagerfeld, the Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris, and the House of Champagne Krug, among others. Accompanying the Domeau & Pérès collection is 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, are alongside tea-ceremony ceramics from the 400-year-old pottery Asahiyaki and wooden vessels seamlessly joined by Nakagawa Mokkougei using a technique passed down from father to son for generations. Organic indigo fabrics by international artist Aboubakar Fofana pop with color, while the plush cashmere from Oyuna is rooted in Mongolia. Handcrafted porcelain editions are by Sèvres, France’s premier ceramicists initiated by King Louis XV. Set inside the Brewster Carriage House, a 19th century building located at the corner of Broome & Mott 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 historical building, which originally housed the workshops of famous coach makers, Brewster & Co. Today, many of the building’s original details have been restored and maintained by real estate developer and talented designer, Ross Morgan. Atelier Courbet Gallery & Shop 175 / 177 Mott Street, at Broome Street New York, NY 10012 Opening Hours: mon-Sat 10am – 6pm Source: Atelier Courbet Visit the Atelier Courbet website

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