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

Definition of atelier

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Louis Vuitton converts Paris atelier into a medical clothing workshop. New York Times, "Stock Markets Rise on Positive Chinese Trade Data: Live Updates," 14 Apr. 2020 Inspired by the classical Flemish ateliers, Cruz-Diez made his art a collective enterprise, his workshop a home for both literal and figurative family. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Free Color': Film Review| Palm Springs 2020," 10 Jan. 2020 But today fashion has no more room or patience for such divas — not in magazines or modeling or designer ateliers — and Mr. Talley has grandiosed himself out of a job. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "André Leon Talley’s Tales from the Dark Side," 14 May 2020 Meanwhile, as phrases like toxic work environment trickled into pop culture, magazines and ateliers once rife with bad behavior began to reckon with—and in many cases, rectify—their troubled environments. Faran Krentcil, Harper's BAZAAR, "12 Ways Fashion Was Defined in the 2010s," 19 Dec. 2019 Artist open house: Local portrait artist, Maxwell Miller, was recently accepted into a classical atelier art school in Pennsylvania for an apprenticeship. cleveland, "Put your snowman building skills to the test in Avon Lake contest: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 21 Dec. 2019 The process is completed by hand on a circa 1840s wooden loom in an atelier in a tiny town in northern France. Laura Marin, House Beautiful, "In Pierre Frey's Fabric Atelier, 100-Year-Old Weaving Techniques Are Alive and Well," 18 Feb. 2020 Access to her second-floor atelier in Highland Village is granted by appointment only. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Joan Pillow announces retirement, plans to close luxury Highland Village bridal salon in January," 8 Jan. 2020 And an upstairs room overlooking the bustle of DTX is now an atelier for Katytarika Bartel, an artist-in-residence who has been hosting portrait shoots during the holidays. Globe Staff,, "A (temporary) home for the holidays in Downtown Crossing," 16 Dec. 2019

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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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14 Jun 2020

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“Atelier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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: a room where an artist works

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