Our materials are wrinkled with travel, nature, light and … life.
Timeless wabi-sabi of imperfect beauty.
Interior poetry bearing the stamp of an Atmosphère d’Ailleurs.
The Art of living according to Atmosphère d’Ailleurs embodies itself in our furniture.
At the antipodes of mass consumption, the “fake old” or the ostentatious our furniture is sober, timeless, trendless.
We favour the texture of natural timbers (Nature collection) the beauty of the patinas (Wabi-sabi spirit), the elegance of the proportions, the ancestral know-how (charred wood), or the rarity of exceptional pieces.
Each highly curated piece undergoes some twenty odd purchasing criteria, and is then meticulously restored.
At Atmosphère d'Ailleurs , you do not buy a consumer good. You enhance your heritage.
These cabinets with their countless drawers contained the plants necessary for the practice of traditional Chinese medicine. This complex pharmacopoeia uses about 3000 substances, of which more than 300 are of daily use. Hence the labels and the partitioning of the drawers, which allow for meticulous sorting. Among my purchasing…See our Apothecary chests
Our Chinese cabinets are made of natural or lacquered wood. The oldest among them – from the 17th and 18th C – are characterized by perfect proportions, great elegance and worn lacquers that look like magnificent abstract paintings. When furthermore they happen to have kept their original metal parts, they…See our Cabinets
Whether they were once tea or tofu tables, opium or Naga beds, antique Chinese doors fitted with their original metal parts, our coffee tables divert from their original use in order to enhance your interior with their history and change of scenery. We also have a collection of charred wood…See our Coffee tables
Available in various dimensions, fitted with drawers or an extra shelf, our consoles will add natural elegance to your interior and meet all of your needs. After a careful restoration respectful of their identities, patinas and textures, they will embellish a wall, highlight your decorative objects or prove an unusual…See our Consoles
We make bespoke dining room tables from reclaimed solid wood – whether it’s raw elm, teak, ironwood, raw or waxed – and fit it with a set of matching wooden or steel legs. Made of reclaimed wood, the table embodies the memory of a history, of a transfer of which…See our Dining tables
With their pretty patinas and small dimensions, these low cabinets will easily find a place in a low-ceilinged room, as a bed end, TV cabinet or behind a couch. Following the example of Japanese arrangements, their small height visually reduces the density of a room and gives them irresistible charm,…See our Low cabinets
We keep the original patinas when restoring or producing bespoke simple, well proportioned and very authentic shelving units. Whether they’re made of raw, painted or lacquered wood, destined for a holiday home, a flat, a living room, a library or in a kitchen… you’ll surely find them a dream place.…See our Shelving units
An antique side table will add refinement to your bed or living room. Its discreet presence, whether as a side table or bedside table, accounts for many different uses. You’ll appreciate the original patinas of our adorable small wood tables, their drawers and graphical stretchers. You can also use a…See our Side tables
Our sideboards will fit into your interior effortlessly. Their bright patinas, elegant proportions and timeless presence force their discretion: their authenticity catches the eye. Whether used for generous storage, as a very original wash stand or counter top, you’ll surely know where to put it.See our Sideboards
The antique small furniture assembles rare and endearing items, reminiscent of everyday uses such as the pupil’s desks. The boxes and trunks will prove an original and authentic recipient for storing your magazines, toys and other marvels. Thanks to their patina and materials, these pieces of character will bring that…See our Small furniture
Whether they’re round or rectangular, our solid wood table tops vary in length from 100 up to 400 cm. Made of antique tofu tables and doors, teak or ironwood floor boards, their textures still bear the marks of their former lives. More than just a future table, you’ll add a…See our Table tops
Tables and desks
Our tables and desks have crossed the centuries, bringing us their incredible authenticity. These are genuine treasures, the nobility and sobriety of which are their greatest pomp. You’ll appreciate the raw textures of the elm, oak or walnut wood, the rightness of their proportions. The finesse and rarity of certain…See our Tables and desks
The Chinese chairs reveal feats of cabinetry and often have a surprisingly modern design. Look at these horseshoe chairs: their arms and back are made of a single piece of wood curved in a semicircle, their vertical uprights assembled like a frame. These 19th century armchairs, very graphic, are incredibly strong and light.
The official’s hat chairs and armchairs, which are of a more dignified stature, acquire when on their own, a very decorative, almost sculptural dimension.
The stools, available in various shapes and dimensions, will surprise you with their multiple uses throughout all the rooms of your home.
Whether used as a bed end, or a stand for displaying decorative objects behind a couch or in a low-ceilinged room, a bench is much more than just a bench. Our antique day beds, with their elegant and timeless design, offer you this wide array of uses. Made of elm,…See our Benches
Chairs & Armchairs
Our collection of chairs and armchairs is an invitation on its own to discover the technical achievement of Chinese cabinetmakers from the 17th century onwards. Very sculptural, of great finesse although assembled as frames, these seats display a design which is both very contemporary and timeless. As true collector’s items,…See our Chairs & Armchairs
Whether here and there around a table, at your bed side or in the bathroom to accommodate your towels … Their great diversity multiplies the uses and makes the stool the endearing and essential piece of your interior: when high on legs, they become flower or sculpture stands, when lower,…See our Stools
Mix, compose, juxtapose…
Our objects from around the world defy time and fashion… They are the source of long-time dreams and motionless journeys… The house vibrates under the spell of a multicultural influence.
This crossbreeding, witness to your creativity, will bring an extra soul to your interior.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Atmosphère d’Ailleurs, we needed to find an object with a strong story, likely to make people dream, spark their desires and curiosity. When he finally found a set of antique Ming porcelain bowls discovered by the famous underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio in 1997 off…See our Marine archeology
A collection of antique objects as eclectic and moving, where everyday accessories become decorative or sculptural objects. With their patinas and unusual presence, they add a tribal or vintage touch to your interior. A nice way to dive into distant traditions and give them a new life, today.See our Decorative objects
Ge Ba collages
The “Ge Ba” originated in China from the recycling of clothes too used to be still worn. These fabric collages retrace Chinese life and history in colour, offering our astonished eyes magnificent paintings whose shades and textures are strangely reminiscent of the works of Poliakoff or de Staël. Handmade between…See our Ge Ba collages
Pots were originally used as storage containers. The stoneware ones, particularly solid, allowed for the conservation of liquids and perishable food products as well as for their maritime transport. It is therefore common to find them far from their place of origin. They are found along the major maritime routes…See our Pots
An invitation to calm down and, why not, meditate. Allow yourself to be enthralled by the enigmatic looks of these sculptures. Their hands, often clasped in a “Namaste” position, convey serenity in your living room or outdoors, in your garden.See our Statuary
Our lighting collections are the result of an encounter between the ancestral know-how of Indian, Indonesian, Afghan or Moroccan craftsmen and the creative talent of designers with whom we collaborate. At the opposite end of the spectrum from the mass market and the industrial, social and human corollaries it induces in China, India or elsewhere, it is important to us to perpetuate this craft and to maintain family workshops in regions where there is hardly any other source of work. Moreover, the handmade aspect makes each lamp unique.
With each order and by valuing this craft with your customers, you will contribute to this ethical approach.
From raising the sheep to carding the wool and then weaving it; from welding the steel structure to making the final product; each pendant is made by hand in family workshops in war-torn Afghan valleys. This project supports around 1000 families of artisans. Exist in 5 sizes.See our Afghans
When we first discovered this metal braiding technique used for making jewellery on the island of Sumba, we asked designer Mark Eden Schooley to create a contemporary and timeless collection of organically shaped pendant lamps. Made of stainless steel or brass wire, these lamps can also be used outdoors under…See our Kute
Pulpy… the new lighting collection designed by Thi–Annem for Atmosphère d’Ailleurs. Inspired by nature, the octopus, rhizome, cocoon and nest shapes result from meticulous hand–weaving on delicate organic structures. Here, the creative duo plays with categories to abolish the boundary between lighting and sculpture. Beyond craftsman know–how, Pulpy has been…See our Pulpy