Atelier Tortil joins The Invisible Collection: it’s all about exquisite craftsmanship and enticing designs…
A specialist of mid-twentieth century’s decorative arts Jean-Pierre Tortil spent the last thirty years spearheading private projects, designing furniture and advising international brands in the likes of Christophe Delcourt, Tai Ping and Firma Casa. Then, in 2019, he founded Atelier Tortil, his high-end lifestyle brand of bespoke furnishings and rugs.
We are delighted to introduce a selection of his newest designs beautifully handmade with laser-focus attention to detail. In addition to the elegant furnishings, we included a vast range of gorgeous, bespoke rugs handmade.
We asked Jean-Pierre Tortil about his work and inspirations:
What drew you to interior architecture and design and what do you like the most about it?
The intense creativity and passion it generates, and more concretely, to work with space, volume, colour, materials. Moreover, I like the close relationship between artistic know-how and craftsmanship, the immersion in the history of a place, the chemistry with clients to enhance their projects and transcend them…
Can you describe your work and style in a few words?
My work is about creating bridges, meshing cultures, styles and colours, tapping into different interpretations in order to design places, furniture and rugs that convey a feel of timelessness. As for my style, I would describe it as livable modernism.
The piece of furniture you most like to design?
Seating and tables, doubtlessly because I collect them; rugs too, because of all the different techniques involved in their making.
The most useful piece of design related advice you’ve received and would like to pass on?
To bring meaning to any choice of form, material, colour, and reject everything that is gratuitous. But above all, to stay true to who you are and what you love. Do not compromise yourself, even though making compromises is part of the job. In other words, be consistent.
What do you like about The Invisible Collection?
The high-end positioning, the dynamism, the reach, the professionalism, the promotion of luxury and quality, the visibility, and the taste for relevance and impertinence.
Which piece of furniture – beside your own- available on The Invisible Collection, do you like the most?
The Asymmetry armchair by Pierre Yovanovitch for its formal and technical approach, and the way it combines both design and manufacturing skills.