The Ricou Workshops are joining Par Excellence!

We are pleased to announce that the Ricou Workshops are joining the group of French Craftsmen Par Excellence!

After Jouffre, Declercq Passementiers, Lison de Caunes, Les Ateliers Saint-Jacques, Les Marbreries de la Seine, Ozone and Meljac, it is the turn of the Ricou workshops to be part of the family of Par Excellence.

L’Atelier de Ricou was created in 1989 by Stéphanie and Cyril de Ricou. It combines two know-how: the creation of painted decorations and the restoration of paintings and sculptures for historical monuments. This combination of creation and restoration determines the Atelier’s philosophy: to create sets in coherence with the surrounding space. To this end, the Workshop masters a wide variety of techniques, styles and materials.

Their Craft

Creation – Penthouse –  New York – 2017

Whether in Paris, London, Los Angeles or New York, L’Atelier de Ricou designs wall decorations with a contemporary vision and in connection with the surrounding space.

The chimney and column were treated as strong and colored anchors, in a degraded raw material similar to metal, leather or slate.

Renovation – Venetian Room, New York

Built at the dawn of the twentieth century, at 972 Fifth Avenue in New York, for one of the largest fortunes in the United States, the Payne Whitney Mansion is reported from its construction as a major work of the architect Stanford White. It was acquired in 1952 by the French government to install the Cultural Services of its embassy. The Venetian Room is the visitor’s waiting room and is considered one of the masterpieces of New York’s Gilded Age.

The mirrors lining its walls are held by carefully sculpted parecloses. The whole is gilded and crowned with a voussure in brass carving in which file a decoration of flowers in porcelain.

This decor, dismantled in 1949 and reinstalled in 1997, has been entirely restored by the Atelier de Ricou.

More to come

After the Venetian Room, the Atelier de Ricou will take care of the renovation of the Ball Room of the French Embassy cultural services. After responding to the tender, their project was selected. By Excellence accompanied them during the presentation of the latter.