WHO ARE WE?
L’ATELIER DES VOILES was created in 2005, CRISTEL PORACCHIA,
Maître Voilière, is one of the few to make traditional sails, while perfectly mastering the techniques of modern sailing.
Established in Marseille since its creation, our workshop is located entrance of L’Estaque, an emblematic neighbourhood of maritime life, and works to maintain a 100% French manufacture and recyclable.
To compensate for the difficulties of working on our knees, we have designed a raised floor to optimize the working conditions.
And it is on this floor that all the stages of creation, tracing, cutting, smoothing, and assembly of our sails, whether solar or nautical, are entrusted to our highly qualified team which will put all its know-how to the service of your project.
Born of the merger of 2 trades, “decoration and sailmaking”
We design your shade sails like boat sails by combining the effectiveness of sun protection with aesthetics and elegance to enhance your exterior.
Our team of designers is dedicated to the implementation of your desires in order to propose you the solution adapted to your needs.
Recognized for our know-how and our constant quest for innovation, we can provide you with sustainable solutions, functional high-end to restructure your garden or terrace.
Master Sail designer
In 1999, I decided to change my job and went to Brittany to train at the Ateliers de l’Enfer (Workshop in hell).
After working a few years in sailmaking, I created in 2005, “L’ATELIER DES VOILES“.
I am evolving as much between the technical design, the manufacture and the installation of the nautical sails as of the shade sails.
“I like to work on the material, design a sail, follow the manufacturing process but above all look for the most innovative technical solutions to implement the project of our client.
Seeing the finished project, at the pose, is the culmination of this whole process and it is very rewarding.”
I worked for 25 years as Regional Sales and Training Coordinator.
But so very enthusiast of the sea and decoration I did not hesitate a moment when the opportunity to join L’ATELIER DES VOILES arose.
Today I put my design and exterior design skills at the service of our customers.
I have always liked to imagine or create objects, change the destination of things, I like to rediscover space, draw zones where the light and shadow will play and seek to offer you a real cocoon of sweetness and of serenity.