The 'Inspirations d’Ailleurs' – Inspirations from Elsewhere – windows for Printemps on Boulevard Haussman in Paris are reminiscent of scenes from a fairy tale. Rich warm colours and opulent materials invoke exotic cultures, while paper sculptures take centre stage.
Textile designer and illustrator Frédérique Vernillet designed and supervised the displays; his detailed drawings cover the walls with tropical forests and intricate patterns. Three artists – Marianne Guély, The Makerie Studio and Little K – created the sculptures in each window, all sharing an affinity with paper and cardboard as media. The Makerie Studio formed three animals – an iguana, a parrot and a falcon – using layers of textured, patterned and iridescent papers to complement Vernillet’s illustrations.
Photos Francis Peyrat and The Makerie Studio, courtesy of Printemps