Workshop created in 1990
Workshop created in 1990
Charles Przedborski, the founder of the Imprimerie du Marais, dreamed of being a printer, of success, of recognition for his demanding work. When he bought the factory, which was an art publishing printing house, his aim was to transform it into a printing house for the fashion world; at the time for the Trail district "le Sentier", nowadays for luxury ready-to-wear brands. One thing leading to another, his son Jacky explored this world of luxury and integrated the Printing House into it. The brands fill the calendar with their events throughout the year, giving us the opportunity to make beautiful creations. The choice of paper and the printing technique is well thought out, we produce not only striking invitations but also a feeling; there is a desire for relief, weight, sensation, something that can be kept, a projection in time. These invitations are collector's items, the choice of stationery, patterns, paper, colours, reflections, letters; each characteristic is key to sharing a message, a link, an invitation. We have worked on the fields of possibilities of materials and techniques, choosing the quality materials that correspond to the fashion shows, the collections, the textile materials. Finding solutions for complex projects, such as inserting light inside an invitation, making 100 different invitations, we have expanded our possibilities. Each invitation requires the same work as the construction of a collection, unique or classic, our craftsmen undertake the projects with the same passion.
"EACH INVITATION IS A CREATION, A MILLE-FEUILLE OF PRECISION."
When creating an invitation, we need to think about the materials, the papers, the colours - all in phase with the event, collection, moment. At the Imprimerie du Marais, creators and craftsmen are gathered together looking for all the possibilities possible; samples, prototypes, exchanges and modifications are counted in, but the end result will come in perfect cohesion with what you had in mind.
Each invitation is a creation, a mille-feuille of precision, sometimes a puzzle that we solve with the pleasure of experienced craftsmen who know that their craft is the Art of the Possible.
One day Kenzo had the amazing idea to send luminous invitations to the 1200 guests of his show. Illuminated with a green-ray in its heart, covered with white gold cardboard. Delivered without cable, with a life span as long as that of the show and its souvenir! An ingenious combination of technology, fine handling and express delivery!
Exhibiting one’s expertise in Monaco is a celebration and we invite our guests in 2017 under the emblem of the Kingdom sculpted on paper. How to emboss – stamp – cut – assemble all these pieces in a perfect finish … Our clever little hands have solved this dilemma guided by the design of the London agency Made Thought which will win a D&AD award for this emblematic invitation.
When a jewellery collection is so skilfully sculpted, the temptation is great to mould it on paper. How to prepare such an ambitious file? How to interpret the size of the stones on paper? The project goes through our 3D developers and becomes a casting that is so reminiscent of the stucco of beautiful Parisian apartments. It’s up to us to find the tricks so that the collage and the cut respect the superb and the sophistication!
« Our invitation was a labour of love created with our amazing friends Aurore Chauve and Guy Yanai. We jumped into the invitation process soon after being engaged, and it was truly one of the most fun parts of our wedding planning. The paper we used is a Japanese rice paper that was actually held up in production because of the changing of emperors. The flowers woven into the invitation are dried lavender, made by Moshiko from Delicatessen flower shop in Tel Aviv. The entire invitation package was produced and printed by the Imprimerie du Marais atelier in Paris. Altogether, it included work and processes on three different continents! »