The 5 best places for graphic art and paper in Paris
This pretty stationery shop is known for its amazing notebooks, which are called livres blancs (white books) and come in various sizes. They are locally made by craftsmen who employ traditional expertise to make them. The range of colours is subtle and varied, which explains why these notebooks are so popular. PAPIER+ also sells a wide range of gift sets, binders and photo albums.
2) Papier Tigre
This tiny brand has energised the French stationery industry with its range of notebooks, calendars and greeting cards made of colourful recycled paper with graphic designs. Papier Tigre designs, manufactures and distributes fun objects for daily use in a contemporary Parisian spirit.
3) Adeline Klam
Adeline loves patterns and colours and sells a wide range of Japanese paper in her bright and airy shop. The paper, which is made of long mulberry fibres, is ideal for paper creations, book binding, origami and decorative purposes. The owner will gladly tell you more about which paper to use for your creations.
Since 1979 this shop has been specialising in fine art papers selling rare paper from Japan, vegetable-based sheets, exceptional products like sequoia wood envelopes as well as limited editions of art works. This is the perfect shop for purists and people who love stunning materials.
5) Antoinette Poisson
These three craftsmen create domino wallpaper in their workshop, which is located in a pretty, intimate courtyard. The wallpaper is lovingly hand-blocked or hand-painted, in line with traditional 18th-century techniques. You can find some amazing wallpapers here!
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