In 1812 Jean Allot worked as a Tanner and Cooper.
His father taught him leather work, but the economic realities of this period led him to the manufacture of barrels.
After 7 years in Algeria in military engineering, Pierre Allot, his eldest son, settled in Volorio in the Prenessaye (Côtes d'Armor).
He got 5 children, four of them kept working with him. One of them, Michel had a son named Victor who would become the grandfather of Allot brothers.
Later, Victor took the management of the institution. The factory prospered ,sedans, carriages, but also traditional local furniture cam out the workshop.
1945 - 1979
After the second world war, he resumed tools while transmitting, over the years, the love of his craftship to his son Marcel.
In 1979, Marcel transmitted to Michel and Rene the management of the company. Studying at the Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs and the Ecole Boulle, they positioned themselves as cabinetmakers.
1982 - 2000
Under the leadership of Rene ALLOT, workshops increased while integrating new crafts such as Chair woodworking (1982), Lacquering and gilding (1989), Marquetery (1992). He also anticipated the success of Internet through the creation of one the first furniture website. This supported the international visibility and they awarded Contracts from USA and Middle-East.
2000 - 2005
Attention to detail and perfect craftsmanship separate this family business from others. Highly-qualifi ed employees with great understanding of their areas of specialization, carefully selected materials and the implementation of a workshop, make this Atelier unique in France: it retains the eight trades of cabinet-making and the smoothest processing of the contract, from the draft right us to its fulfillment.
Our craftsmen won the Living Heritage Company award in 2006, granted by the French government. in addition our company is a member of Ateliers d’Art de France
With more than 30 years of experience in the fi ne furniture making, this company is able to meet the highest quality demands. Now in its eighth generation, this family business continues to develop as a traditional, future-oriented and international craft enterprise with 24 employees, all specialists in cabinet making.
After the two-hundred years' celebration in 2012, Ateliers ALLOT open a Showroom in the centre of Paris.