Warren Garrett Unveils New Atelier in Montréal
Warren Garrett, an interior architecture and design firm, has unveiled its new location to service clients in local, national and international markets. With extensive travel experience and backgrounds in film, television and fashion, the company’s atelier is situated in Montréal’s Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2003 by Montréal native Marie-Eve Warren, and Jeremy Garrett, a Californian, Warren Garrett is a reflection of the founders’ harmonious sense of design and direction.
“Montréal is a stable platform for growth and creativity, with a hyper-creative subconscious and a plethora of inspirational individuals,” said Garrett. “Geographically, the city also positions us in a central location in respect to our projects in Europe, Africa and North America.”
The atelier incorporates elements that parallel the duo’s approach to projects in a district known for its distinct neighbourhood character.
“Montréal is an architecturally-rich, sophisticated metropolis that has managed to maintain a sense of small-town warmth and charm,” said Garrett. “It is also experiencing movement towards new high-end real estate developments and luxury environments, and our goal is to offer our insight and expertise in that arena, which has been our practice’s core-focus since our inception. We want to integrate into that movement and to help it strike a balance.”
Though the building was gutted and transformed, Warren Garrett preserved some of its original elements, including exposed wooden beams, expansive windows and terrazzo flooring.
While the atelier includes elements of technical architecture and fine detailing, Warren Garrett states that the firm intended to create a stable and productive work environment that is grounded in its connection to the old-soul of the building.
Artisanal and noble materials frame a blend of vintage furnishings and modern design elements, which seamlessly modernizes its original style.
The curated space integrates furnishings acquired over years of sourcing for clients and traveling the world from a selection of the partners’ own personal collections.
“The atelier is essentially a collection of our work and accessories, fused together in a very curated way to create a warm and creative environment,” said Warren. “It also provides our clients with immediate insight into the essence of our approach, evoking emotions that will be present throughout their own projects.”
At the heart of the atelier, Luigi Caccia Dominioni leather chairs surround a Guillerme Chambron French Oak conference table, with Pierre Guariche lounge chairs wrapped in alpaca mohair.
Further showcasing the firm’s body of work is an Italian counterbalance brass lamp, and an ancient plaster relief sculpture, as well as marble and hand-cast bronze side tables named “Pippo” from Warren Garrett’s forthcoming furniture collection.
Original artwork from Madelaine Grenier and photography by Jeremy Garrett, from a collection titled Destinations, adorn the atelier’s walls.
The warm ambiance of the atelier embodies Warren Garrett’s boutique-style approach to weave intimate storylines into large-scaled architecture and design projects.