Today’s guest post is from Isabelle Mallet of Et voilà Atelier. I love the full range of products + services that Isabelle offers: rejuvenating old pieces of furniture, creating home accessories from vintage finds via thrift or antique shops in Montréal, offering DIY ateliers for a range of household items and sharing her expertise through her furniture renovation classes + coaching services. Et voilà….Isabelle!
Et voilà Atelier was born 2 years ago, after its creator, Isabelle Mallet, decided to dive into a life-changing adventure. After 15 years in marketing, she combined her passions for interior design and handcraft, and turned them into a local business : she set up to rejuvenate discarded vintage pieces of furniture with a contemporary, Scandinavian-like feel, in her Montréal workshop. Elegance and sobriety are at the core of her aesthetic signature.
When she discovered the pleasure of casting concrete for her balcony on the following summer, she was thrilled to explore with a new creative avenue. Her designs evolved towards a more modern approach, while she experimented with various recipes of cement, built objects with plywood, and mixed recycled wood and vintage finds. Her color palette got enriched with brighter colors along the way, as seasonal collections were designed.
Her latest collection explores honeycomb and other geometrical forms:
Isabelle strongly believes in a responsible business philosophy : she uses mostly water-based products, sands by hand rather than with chemicals, favors local thrift stores that have a social mission. Most important is the requirement of quality, that guides her creative and production processes.
She loves sharing her expertise, through a series of furniture renovation classes and coaching services.
You can find her products in her Etsy shop, and follow her work and advice on furniture renovation on her blog and social networks :
Créatrice de Et Voilà Atelier
Mobilier vintage modernisé et objets déco contemporains
All photos via Isabelle Mallet