History of Bataillard Workshop:

In 1901, along a tiny street on Montmartre hill, Abel Bataillard founded his workshop for forged iron. His work and his production of furniture, chandeliers, lanterns, luminaires, gates, and various other items became soon well known and appreciated.
The workshop continued to grow to include aproximately forty workers by the beginning of World War II.

A Japanese patron, Baron Tanaka,even propositioned Abel to move to Japan to work as an instructor. Tanaka hoped that Abel would teach his tecniques and pass on his knowledge to local artisans.

During World War II, the workshop survived relying on fewer workers by focusing more on utilitarian rather than artistic projects.

The restoration of forged iron elements of Jaques-Coeur ˆ Bourges palace allowed the workshop to resume its traditional work at the end of the war.

It is during the same time that the famous pre-war names of the forged iron world disappeared due to changes in fashion and style (such as Art Deco). Abel Bataillard, on the contrary, revived his workshop making it prosperous and maintaining it for many years. Abelās success was a result of his style of producing classic works using original production systems combined with small "touche maison", precious small details in his workshop..

The progressive rise in living standards,as well as, the development of second homes resulted in a broader market for Abel Bataillard who provides furnitures, chandaliers, lanterns, stair slopes, etc.

Ironwork was always a family business for the Bataillardās. In addition to his daughter, who helps with the companyās managment, grandson J. P. Guigo joined the company in the late 1950ās. He learned the trade like all the other apprentices. In addition, he obtaining a solid, formal eduaction at the Institute of Applied Arts. His abilities as a draftsman, as well as his technical command in forging and empossing allowed him to sucessfully succeed Abel.

At the begining of ninenteen-seventiesā, J. P. Guigo joined Cris Lagardele. The union of the two companies gave a new dimension to the activity which employed 60 workers involved in two complementary activities: wrought iron of high artistic value and contemporary (modern), high technological metalry. Prestigious building sites were developed in Africa (Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Senegal), in the Middle-East (Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq), in the USA, and of course in Europe (in France, of note is the participation in the restoration of the Stanislas Palace in Nancy).

In 1983, the activity took a turn for the worst after rendered work at the Bagdad airport was not paid. The financial damage was such that the Bataillard-Lagardale Company had to undergo a radical restucturation in order to survive.

J. P. Guido concentrated all his efforts on top-of-the-line wrought iron activity creating the "Bataillard Workshops" structure which, mantianing the same spirit, still continues today.

Today, relying on a workshop which employs workers with vast experience as well as apprentices, Ulisse Marcato re-launches "Bataillard Workshops" focusing on two main priorities: continuing to improve the high-quality wrought iron activity following in the foot-steps of the founder, Abel Bataillard; and fostering a collaboration with the largest designers and decorators of modern wrought iron models. Some work examples are the Schneider Societys Director Office in Paris, Boulogne distric (decorator, Partice Lyner; designer Bruno Valode); and the railing and entrance gate of the Boutique Pierre Balmain in Paris (decorator, Alberto Pinto).

With over 100 years of experince, the Bataillard Workshop demonstrates its ability to re-create 18th century atmospheres and products, as well as, its ability to develop modern lines of products which will become tomorrows classics.


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GOVERNMENT SERVICES:

 
 
CHARBONNAGES DE FRANCE :
            Bureaux, hall d'entrée, escalier, travaux inox, etc. : travaux d'aménagement muraux.
 
P.T.T. :
            Réalisation d'une grande sculpture en laiton massif de 10 mètres Central Massena.
 
CAISSE D'EPARGNE DE STRASBOURG :
            Sas d'entrée en inox, habillage de poteaux, couloirs en inox, bureaux, mobilier, luminaires, sculpture, etc...
 
CREDIT MUTUEL D'ALSACE :
            Centre du Bischenberg, réalisation de toute la décoration, etc...
 
IMMEUBLES CONTEMPORAINS :
            33 Avenue Foch, décoration métallique, hall d'entrée, grille sur l'avenue, etc...
 
AIR FRANCE A PARIS :
            Agencement immeuble de bureaux.
 
CONSEIL REGIONAL D'ILE DE FRANCE :
            Rampes et garde-corps modernes, inox et verre.
 
IMMEUBLES CLASSIQUES :


QUAI D'ORLEANS :
            Toute la décoration.
 
QUAI VOLTAIRE :
            Tous les balcons, rampes monumentales intérieures.
 
PROCOPE :
            100 tonnes de charpente, reprise en sous-oeuvre et
restauration de tous les balcons de façade classés Monuments Historiques.


 
 
HISTORICAL MONUMENTS:
 
 
PLACE STANISLAS A NANCY :
            Durant 20 ans, restauration de la Place.
 
CHATEAU DE VAUX LE VICOMTE :
            Deux grilles.
 
MUSEE DE LA CHASSE ET DE LA NATURE :
            Grilles et rampes.
 
MUSEE DU LOUVRE :
            Balcons.
 
MUSEE RODIN :
            Balcons
 
HOTEL PARTICULIERS DE LA SOCIETE DES AUTEURS CONTEMPORAINS ET
DRAMATIQUES :
            Restauration et fabrication de ferronnerie.
 
MUSEE D'ORSAY :
            Restauration d'un portail GUIMARD et reconstitution d'une
entrée de station de métro pour l'exposition «GUIMARD».
 
TRIANON PALACE A VERSAILLES :
            Restauration de rampes et création de mâts de signalisation
de style.
 
MUSEE DE CLUNY :
            Mains courantes forgées et bornes.
 
REGIE IMMOBILIERE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS :
Rue Brunseau : porte monumentale (architecte Monsieur KAGAN).
2 Rue Pirandello : grille de la crèche.
32 Rue du Maroc : Grille de l'école maternelle.
 
MAIRIE DU 8ème ARRONDISSEMENT :
            Cour d'honneur : restauration de 43 mètres de grilles.
 
            Fontaine Place St Georges : restauration des grilles.
 
CITE DE LA MUSIQUE :
            Mobilier pour le musée (dessin : Christian de Portzamparc).
 
 
OTHER WORKS:
 
FONDATION CINO DEL DUCA :
            Porte monumentale.
 
THEATRE DE BAYONNE :
            Lustre de 10 mètres de diamètre.
 
THEATRE DE MONTLUCON :
            Lustres monumentaux.
 
 
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS :
 
MARRIOTT CHAMPS ELYSEES :
            Marquises et rampes Louis XV.
 
LADUREE CHAMPS ELYSEES :
            Rampe régence et balcons intérieurs.
 
BEACH PLAZA MONACO :
            Mobilier, comptoirs d'accueils,
 
HOTEL MEURICE :
            Restauration de l'ensemble des portes vitrées du
rez-de-chaussée.
 
 
ABROAD WORKS:

 
RESIDENCES DU PRESIDENT - COTE D'IVOIRE :
            Deux grilles modernes, hauteur : 4 mètres.
 
IMMEUBLE REDEC DE JEDDAH - KOWEIT :
            Galerie marchande «Le Faubourg», centre commercial.
 
PARTICULIER - IRAN :
            Rampe de 45 mètres.
 
CONFERENCE PALACE DE RIYADH (Sculpteur SABATIE), Saudi Oger Entreprise :
            Un panneau sculpture de 70 mètres.
 
LE PALAIS PRESIDENTIEL DE YAOUNDE - CAMEROUN :
            Porte monumentale de 12 mètres de hauteur, 24 tonnes en acier, inox et laiton doré.
 
GRILLES EXTERIEURES :
7 portails et clôtures monumentaux (architecte : O.C. CACOUB).
 
POUR UN PARTICULIER - SUISSE :
            Reproduction de la rampe Louis XVI du Petit Trianon.
 
WHITEHAVEN CORPORATION - WASHINGTON :
            Fabrication d'une rampe pour Monsieur DALY.

 
SOCIETE YOSHIYO - JAPON :
Fabrication d'une rampe XVIIème siècle «FRENCH CHATEAU» à Tokyo, prix
FONDEXPA.
 
 
SHOPS :

 
CELINE : Rue François 1er à Paris.
 
J.L. SCHERRER Couturier.
 
MARCIANO Boutique.
 
MAGASIN CLAUDE.
 
MARKS ET SPENCER.
 
JEAN-PIERRE : Rue F. ROOSEVELT.
 
DAVIDOFF : Avenue Victor Hugo.
 
SAHCO HESSELEIN à Paris, rampe et mobilier contemporain.
 
J.C. JITROIS A PARIS : Rampe acier brossé et feuille d or.
 
BEYLERIAN : Escalier monumental, rampe et mobilier.
 
DORMEUIL : Façade et vitrine.
 
GALERIE MERMOZ : Marquise.
 
PIERRE BALMAIN : Création de rampes et grilles d'entrée de la Boutique Rue
François 1er
 
 
OTHERS :
 
ARAGO DEFENSE : La Défense - Puteaux.
 
Panneaux sculpture : Hall d'entrée.
 
Sculpture en cuivre monumentale : DELEMONT, JURA SUISSE
 
Sculpture en inox : S.C. Monique ARRADON.
 
Sculpture laiton Université de RIYADH : S.C. GRAFFIN.


 
 
Sculpture en fer : S.C. Robert SEGUINEAU.
 
Sculpture MEDTRONIC France : Neuilly : S.C. J.P. BATAILLARD.
 
Fondation CZIFRA : Lustre de 2,50 mètres de diamètre pour l'auditorium CZIFRA de Senlis.
 
Square d'Anvers à Paris 18ème : Le kiosque.
 
BOUYGUES programme boulevard de la Madeleine : création et fabrication d'une marquise de 10 mètres.
 
SCHNEIDER : Mobilier spécifique pour le siège social.
 



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