UPCYCLING ON DISPLAY!
5 PASSIONATE ARTISTS EXHIBITING AT PRINTEMPS
GIVING NEW LIFE TO OLD MATERIALS
Until 12th May, Printemps is showcasing new patterns of consumption and making shopping more responsible and involved. For the occasion, five artists invested in the sustainable and responsible initiative will be exhibiting works produced especially for Printemps using upcycled materials. An enjoyable and innovative way of getting to grips with upcycling as part of social responsibility at Printemps. Original artistic collaborations involving artists from all over the world will be displayed in store windows.
FLESH AND CLOTH
Born in 1976, Emilie Faïf is a visual designer. She fashions textiles into dreamlike sculptures inspired by the body. Hermès, Kenzo and even Isabel Marant have all collaborated with her in the past.
A STRIKING BOUQUET
Parisian Cicia Hartman is truly self-taught, creating works of art from single-use plastics. For Printemps, she has created an enormous bouquet of flowers out of bottle tops.
The artistic duo known as LAPS has been creating sculptures, art and stage installations from raw materials such as wood, paper and fabric since 2007. Converted, contorted, folded or woven until a pattern emerges, pieces by LAPS are devised in the style of a building game.
FASHIONED FROM FABRIC
Serena is Chilean, her creations largely inspired by her homeland. Her work requires patience and strenuous effort, entailing lengthy and repeated gestures to produce multicoloured fabric-based compositions.
PLANTS IN PLASTI
Veronika Richterova is a Czech artist passionate about plastic bottles. Ever since 2004, she has incorporated various methods of cutting, heating and joining in creating colourful translucent designs – namely plants.