ate·​lier | \ ˌa-tᵊl-ˈyā How to pronounce atelier (audio) \

Definition of atelier

1 : an artist's or designer's studio or workroom
2 : workshop

Examples of atelier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then there’s the atelier of Anoeses, makers of erotic lingerie with a bondage theme — think leather underwear, gags, leashes, handcuffs, masks and collars with plenty straps, zippers and chains. New York Times, 22 July 2022 The full look, custom-made for Larson by Oscar de la Renta, took nearly 400 hours of craftsmanship in the brand's New York atelier. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 11 July 2022 That inclination for old-world glamour is still expressed at his Upper East Side atelier, which is decorated with art and antiques collected by Costa on his travels—and are available for clients to purchase. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 23 June 2022 Today, the buzzier perk is going to a designer’s atelier to see pieces fresh from the workshop. Max Berlinger, Town & Country, 17 May 2022 Galliano created a brace of guest rooms and a soaring atelier in the space, complete with a library of his favorite reference books. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2021 In large part, the film owes its sense of midcentury authenticity to production designer Luciana Arrighi, who in fact modeled for Yves Saint Laurent and visited the Dior atelier. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 July 2022 Handmade in their Paris atelier, Viltier jewelry is radiant, colorful, and made to celebrate the natural beauty of its wearers. Charlotte Diamond, Vogue, 24 June 2022 While the archived atelier gown might be a bit beyond the layperson’s reach, the wallpaper—as of this week—is not. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 26 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of atelier

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for atelier

French, from Middle French astelier woodpile, from astele splinter, from Late Latin astella, diminutive of Latin astula

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“Atelier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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