A Hub of Inspiration: Warren Garrett chooses Montreal as East coast home base for global projects
Warren Garrett’s Montreal atelier is a showcase of the firm’s design and architectural philosophy, incorporating inspirational elements that parallel their unique approach to projects. Embraced by the façade of a very old building, the atelier is located in a district known for its distinct neighbourhood character, while being intricately connected to the pulse of the nearby city centre. Though the building was gutted and transformed, Warren Garrett went to great lengths to preserve some of its original elements, including exposed wooden beams, expansive windows and terrazzo flooring. While the atelier includes elements of technical architecture and very fine detailing, Warren Garrett set out to create a stable and productive work environment that is grounded in its connection to the old-soul of the building, rather than an environment devoid of historical nuances. Accordingly, artisanal and noble materials frame a mindful blend of vintage furnishings and modern design elements, resulting in a seamless balance between old and new.
A Curated Approach
“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,” explains Marie-Eve 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.”