Artists and shows

Françoise Hoffmann & Michel Butor / November 21st - December 2nd 2014

Françoise Hoffmann & Michel Butor

Collaboration between felting artist Françoise Hoffmann and writer Michel Butor, each of these pieces is unique.

The original texts handwritten by Michel Butor were photographed and printed on silk. Then the silk entangled by felting to the wool fibers, forms an hybrid felt that can become stoles or clothes.

Françoise Hoffmann likes to incorporate writing into her work and Michel Butor, always ready for new artistic collaborations, especially wrote the six stanzas of this poem so that they can play with felt and silk.
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Veste blanche dos Veste Abstraction Etole Graminées

Catherine Maria Chapel / June 13th - 22th 2014

Catherine Maria Chapel

Born in 1968 in Brest, Catherine Maria Chapel, was taught at a very young age both watercolour and painting by Luigi Tomaso d'Elia.
Via different mediums: watercolour, ink on paper, photos, she brought to life, through her work with colours and transparency, a dreamlike world, carried by sea breezes and the fragrance of plants after the rain.
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Extraordinary Adornments - Aude Tahon - Diana Brennan / 14 FEB - 2 MARS 2014

Parures Extraordinaires

The "White linen dress with its striped stainless steel petticoat" lit from within, made by Diana Brennan and the « Organza bolero with its ribbon collar of « maedup knots » made by Aude Tahon lit up the window of La Boutique Extraordinaire for this exhibition, which put an end to the 6 months of « Circuits Bijoux » (Jewellery Circuit) events. "Improbable Armour" and "Princess Mary Necklace", adornments from another era, from another world, but wonderfully modern.
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Camille Audra / 24 JAN - 4 FEB 2014

Camille Audra

A graduate in the Craft of Textile Art at the Duperré school, Camille Audra experiments with weaving optical fibres carrying light that changes colour. She developed her research for interior design and decoration in partnership with the company Audio-Images which provides her with optical fibres and performs the work of highlighting the fabric once it is made. Has to be seen in order to perceive the changes in colour!

Morse Felt Studio / 14 - 27 NOV 2013

Morse Felt Studio - La boutique extraordinaire

Elisabeth Berthon and Chloé Lecoup created Morse Felt Studio to work artisanal wool felt. Unique pieces, limited editions or bespoke creations in collaboration with individuals, design agencies, architect practices and set designers.

Their Shibori samples of felted wool and silk were exhibited at « La Maison d'Exception » at Première Vision last February.

They have created, for their exhibition at La Boutique Extraordinaire eco-print stoles. Eucalyptus leaves are placed on silk and wool fibres. Their pigments migrate during dyeing and felting, leaving their colourful print and perfume on the wool and silk stoles. There are approximately 180 kinds of eucalyptus leaves and depending on the oxidant used for dyeing, the colour range from orange to black. Worth seeing !
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CIRCUITS BIJOUX - Diana Brennan, Aude Tahon / 20 SEPT - 2 OCT 2013

Circuits Bijoux - La boutique extraordinaire

For the event Circuits Bijoux, Aude Tahon and Diana Brennan achieved a beautiful artistic complicity in their exhibition at La Boutique Extraordinaire. Each of them working with her own material, their achievements explore the same ideas of fluidity, transparency and lightness and respond to each other on themes like lianas, wrapping ferns, flowers about to bloom and hidden perles trapped in metal threads. A sophisticated and surprising work for easy to wear jewelry.
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MICHEL BUTOR / YSABEL DE MAISONNEUVE / 24 MAY - 12 JUNE 2013

Michel Butor - Mai 2013
Dip the stole in a tank after first having prepared, knotted, wrapped and tightened it, so that the dye reaches certain parts of the material and deposits a kind of light veil of colour which spreads once the fabric is unfolded. And then write words on this silk, phrases that will wrap themselves around the neck, a poem which will make itself visible and will float in the breeze.

The writer Michel Butor and textile artist Ysabel de Maisonneuve put their four hands together to make these delicately coloured silk stoles, unique signed and numbered pieces.
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LEA VERDEGUER / 11 APRIL - 24 APRIL 2013

Cécile Feilchenfeldt - fev 2013
Currently in the first year Diploma of Crafts – Synthesis Materials/Fabrics - at Olivier de Serres, after obtaining a first DMA Textile at Duperré Lea Verdeguer is interested in the mixing of techniques and materials. Sensitive to the organic approach, to that which leads to "dreaming" in the visual language in general, her research focuses on objects, their remains, the traces of life they carry, their transformation over time. She chooses to work on what's left of the object, the "ruin", the "doll" which becomes a relic with its own emotional power, an in-between two worlds, the living and the dead.
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CECILE FEILCHENFELDT / 7 FEBRUARY - 27 FEBRUARY 2013

Cécile Feilchenfeldt - fev 2013
Textile Design studies in both Switzerland and Germany, France and many other countries to create knitwear collections and to teach.
Cécile Feilchenfeldt has today been invited to exhibit at "House of exception" a presentation of excellence in skills at the Salon First Vision, a big trend event for fashion professionals. The delicacy of her technique, the choice of colours, the freshness of her work, her approach which both "covers" and "discovers" shows off the quality of beautiful materials and unexpected forms. She loves to play with the voluptuousness of the accessory, shawl or adornment, a protective covering or a provocative decoration!

Ysabel de Maisonneuve / 25 october - 15 november 2012

Ysabel de Maisonneuve
Workmanship on materials and dyeing on silk or wool, Ysabel de Maisonneuve’s stoles are made in intense and refined colours, both gentle and poetic. Shibori reserve dyeing on pleated organza, silk moire, organza appliques on knitted fabric, tops made of goat’s hair, large organza stoles incorporating a shiny silk, Ysabel’s talent is conjugated in multiple ways which find an echo in each other. A member of the Art Workshops of France and frequently exhibited around the world, Ysabel de Maisonneuve also works for theatre designs.
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Dominique Nardini / 20 september - 10 october 2012

Dominique Nardini
Clothing sculpted by assembling refined fabrics in beautiful materials, wool, linen and silk, hand finishing, special buttons, Dominique Nardini’s unique pieces each tell a story and have enchanting names, "Firenze", "Ravel’s Nephew"," Vassilissa "," Empress Wu ". They clothe the women who wear them with their own presence, while also adapting to their personality.

Betty de Paris / 10 may - 7 June 2012

Betty de Paris
During an exhibition of Serisawa Keisike at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1978, Betty fell in love with what she saw and went to Kyoto, the birthplace of Japanese culture. She learned a variety of traditional techniques in the closed world of dyers and worked with a contemporary artist, Hiroyuki Shindo, Master of indigo dye, who introduced her to the indigo tank. In 1993, she opened her own studio in Paris and refined her research in botanical dyes during numerous trips abroad. She sensitively restored a French dye tradition which had disappeared by developing her work with other plants (weld, madder).
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For La Boutique Extraordinaire, she has dyed clothing made of hemp, linen, cotton, scarves and stoles made of collectors’ fabrics – Japanese damasked silk gauze, Soviet cotton - and she will present the first collection for babies in bio-ethical cotton and eco-lasting colours obtained from plants. She loves to make energy materialize through colour.

Fanny Viollet / 21 march - 19 april 2012

Fanny Viollet
Papillages and embroidered postcards

The lamé re-embroidered fourreau of Marie-Clémentine – a dress made from the lids of yoghurt pots, embroidered with silver metallic thread - cowboy boots made from metro tickets, gloves with flowers made out of sweet wrappers... The "papillages" are attractive materials recreated from small pieces of packaging, tiny everyday objects left in the rubbish, gleaned, preserved. After being cut, sewn, re-embroidered, they are reincarnated in funny and iconoclastic contemporary art works.

Postcards of famous paintings of nudes, the "Three Graces" by Cranach, the Venus of the "Turkish Bath" by Ingres or "Olympia" by Manet have been elegantly and maliciously dressed in embroidered clothing. Technical prowess, a veiled reference to nudity and a tribute to the painter Volterra who saved the nudes of the Sixtine Chapel from destruction by veiling all the naked bodies with elegant pants and modesty.

Fanny Viollet, trained as an art historian, working against the passing of time, embroiders an artistic and poetic trousseau: "All my works are stories, bits of life, parables, metaphors ... to preserve and recreate these everyday memories which constitute the story of our lives, the history of our society.
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Diana Brennan / 8 december 2011 – 8 january 2012

Diana Brennan
After the inauguration of La Boutique Extraordinaire last year, and an exhibition in Sydney, Australia this summer, Diana Brennan is currently developing her research on jewelery and ornaments. Her work on metal wire knit, volume and transparency, turn her necklaces into starry skies crossed by some travelling asteroids. Light plays by reflecting on the inlaid beads and the silver of the threads and illuminates her dress, "The beginning of memory." Set amidst the tissue paper fruit and patissons, the brooches are like badges from ancient, magical times.
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Françoise Hoffmann / 9 november 2011 – 7 december 2011

Françoise Hoffmann
Silk fabrics printed by scanning a text or photos and entangled by fulling to wool fibres to form a hybrid felt, Françoise Hoffmann's clothing sculptures open the way to new horizons for textile material.
This "Variation on a theme: # 6" allows one to see the traces left by an industrial landscape through photographs taken in the former felt factory at Mouzon, which now houses the felt museum. Small cape-like jackets, spencers and scarves with transparency effects, coloured mittens, give one, in addition to the very beautiful exhibits on display in the window, the possibility of buying oneself a jacket or a dressy accessory.
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Catherine Jahan / 23 september 2011 – 23 october 2011

Catherine Jahan
Paint or alchemy, the work of Catherine Jahan borders on these two worlds. The fabrics she reworks are adorned in astonishing colours and look amazing. Ruffled organza stoles evoking tree bark or jewelry scarves shimmering like birds of paradise, each piece is unique and sumptuous.
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Catherine Jahan has worked for Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Christian Lacroix. The techniques she has gleaned worldwide and revisited, her experience and secret fabrication methods, allow her to reinvent and renew the art of painting on fabric.

Ysabel de Maisonneuve / 16 june – 17 july 2011

Ysabel de Maisonneuve

Shibori, tussar silk, silk gauze, organza, banana and pineapple fibres… Dreamy materials for ornaments with a secret ... Stoles which explore movement, the transparency and alchemy of handmade dyes. Ysabel de Maisonneuve exhibits her work regularly in museums around the world and, from April 1 to May 14 of last year, she was in the Collection Gallery of the Art Workshops of France, for a duo exhibition with Jan Tesar. She is also working on designs for the theatre. For La Boutique Extraordinaire, she has made stoles and hand-dyed silk tops.
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Aude Tahon / 4 may – 5 june 2011

Aude Tahon

Winner of the Grand Prix for Creation of the City of Paris, Crafts Section, in 2005, Aude is exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. She likes to experiment around textile and material, and collaborate with other artists and artisans for unique pieces made with 4 hands. Her poetic jewelry and airy ornaments, hand-made in Korean knots, play with volume and depth, emptiness and fullness. Light  passes through them allowing one to perceive their sophistication.
For La Boutique Extraordinaire, Aude has made 3 pieces dyed in wax reserve : a dress in pleated abaca fibres, a halter jacket in pleated silk and pineapple fibre and a double-sided silk bolero. In the window, her very intriguing bolero "Ossature" is made of a single thread network of Korean knots. Magic!

Dominique Nardini / 17 march - 17 april 2011

Dominique Nardini

Ethnic-inspired clothing, with a love of beautiful fabrics, patchworks of fabrics and colours, Dominique creates each garment as a single piece with a story to tell: "The Little Elf", "Malevich", "Austrian", "Tokyoga "" Beautiful Story ".
For The Boutique Extraordinaire, she has made jackets created only from natural materials: flax, hemp, linen, silk, blended with fabrics and Haute Couture strips, assembly and finishings done by hand.
Very beautiful pieces!

Françoise Hoffmann / 13 january - 27 february 2011

Françoise Hoffmann

Appointed Master of Art in 2008, for the sophistication of her work, and member of the Grands Ateliers de France, Françoise Hoffmann has been creating unique pieces of silk and felted wool, for 10 years, thanks to the Nuno technique. After a theatrical career, she set up her studio in Lyon on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse and worked on refining her technique. Wealth and freedom of creation, beauty and harmony of colours, lightness and a perfect fit, Françoise Hoffmann’s clothes are seductive because of their refinement. Great art!

Diana Brennan / 18 november - 31 december 2010

Diana Brennan

The Australian textile artist, Diana Brennan exhibited her "Moon Dresses" at the Galliera Museum in May 2008. Abandoned pullovers collected to be felted and adjusted to her disproportionate petticoats made of metal threads, lurex, retro-reflective, her huge hanging dresses are always a wonder to behold. Diana made, for The Boutique Extraordinaire, the vest of metal threads and inlaid beads which serves as its logo and which, every day since opening night, has captured everyone’s admirative eye! She will be exhibited this summer at the Textile Museum in Sydney, Australia, during a major exhibition on the theme of lace, along with contemporary artists from all over the world.

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