Definition of atelier in English:



  • A workshop or studio, especially one used by an artist or designer.

    • ‘Karim employs a dozen or more weavers, who work in several small ateliers using variants of the treadle loom, each designed to produce a particular type of cloth.’
    • ‘A publicist for one Hollywood eveningwear company says that this particular stylist comes to their atelier before the Oscars and borrows the entire collection.’
    • ‘Contemporary artists such as Julie Rrap have also commissioned Chris and his atelier of artisans to bring their projects to life.’
    • ‘Many artists who were dislodged from the Mughal ateliers during the rule of Aurangzeb, migrated to the Bikaner court in search of new patronage.’
    • ‘The collection is, in every way, a classic offering from the atelier of fashion designer Stella McCartney.’
    • ‘We sit in a little office-like room in his atelier.’
    • ‘It also links these works to artists trained in a state-supported atelier in the capital, or to the workshops themselves.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, outside the rarefied ateliers of haute couture, few know his name today.’
    • ‘In New York, you can walk into a store and they'll have their atelier in the back where they're actually making stuff.’
    • ‘It was the period when the ateliers of all the great masters of Hellenistic sculpture, Praxiteles, Scopas and Bryaxis were in full production.’
    • ‘From the street artists atop Montmartre to the numerous ateliers and galleries in the Marais district, the city brims with living artists.’
    • ‘These writers hope to retreat to their ateliers.’
    • ‘For the work of those artists within the imperial ateliers was subject to close examination by the emperor himself.’
    • ‘He paints and draws only what lies in his normal field of vision: his wife, his daughters, his friends, what he sees outside the window or inside the atelier, what he reads and wears and eats.’
    • ‘In the royal ateliers, book illustration involved the art of the scribe, calligrapher, painter and bookbinder.’
    • ‘And while the outlook is not as bright in the high-fashion world of the ateliers, change is evident there, too.’
    • ‘The fact that Shah Jahan directly oversaw the art production of the Mughal atelier, put his artists under strict imperial control.’
    • ‘Nikolay has had his atelier together with a former fellow student for about 10 years.’
    • ‘These drawings, first noticed in 1957 inspired the Countess Berletti to establish an atelier of free expression, which she totally funded until sometime after Carlo's death.’
    • ‘Many ateliers are located in houses, so you also catch a glimpse of the artist's life (dogs, children, significant others, furniture, plants).’
    • ‘Joanna Grabski examined the globalized world of fashion emerging from Dakar's streets and ateliers.’
    workshop, workroom, plant, factory, works, manufacturing complex, industrial unit, business unit, mill, foundry, yard, garage, studio
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Late 17th century: from French, from Old French astelle ‘splinter of wood’, from Latin astula.