Launched in 2019 by Jean-Pierre Tortil, Atelier Tortil is unlike any other furniture manufacturer. It lies at a crossroads, linking disciplines, cultures and inspirations. The craftsmanship — hand-knotting and weaving for rugs, wood and metal for the furniture — is a subtle blend of elegance and simplicity.

Consisting of a team of designers working with master artisans, Atelier Tortil conveys its ideals through collections of furniture, lighting fixtures and rugs. “Méditerranée,” the first rug collection, and “Saudade,” the first furniture collection, will be exhibited during the Parcours AD and Design Week, in September 2021.

A bespoke culture

In addition to its collections, Atelier Tortil works with international architects, decorators and interior designers to create exceptional custom-made objects in conjunction with prestigious projects. The dialogue between the expertise and the “encounters” promotes a constantly evolving creative approach.

Each Atelier Tortil collection is a story in itself; each custom-designed piece, a new chapter.

Interweaving expertise

Throughout his thirty-year-long career as artistic director or general manager at prestigious companies, including Michel Boyer, Andrée Putman, Cogolin and the House of Tai Ping, Jean-Pierre Tortil’s consistent exceptional quality has been his trademark. Through his close collaboration with artisans, Atelier Tortil reassesses artisanal processes and methods, which are sometimes adapted and reinvented.

In Portugal and in France, for furniture and certain rugs, Atelier Tortil prioritizes European production. When he decides to work in India or China, it is because he is inspired by the unrivaled expertise he finds there, notably in weaving, knotting and tufting.

A philosophy

Atelier Tortil’s signature, a philosophy fostering encounters between people and craftsmanship, is now on display in Paris, at 14 rue de Lille - Paris 7th arrondissment.