Home and kitchen
One day, my friend Valerie visited me with a big folder. Sketchbook? Big comic book? I was surprised to discover some paper placemats from Alexandre Turpault brand.
Sketchbook of 28 paper placemats with 4 different patterns, size 42*29.7cm. Small flying birds and leaves on a green, grey, blue or pink background, in recycled paper and vegetable dyes.
The motifs are finely drawn. You can use them for family lunch and allow the children to draw on some new birds but I prefer to use them for french « chic dinners ». I don’t know if everybody would appreciate fashionable paper placemats made in the North of France, but I’m definitely won over by the idea. And it’s very trendy. The Dutch company Pepin Press offers a range of paper placemats with artistic designs (1970’s, Art déco, India, William Morris, Modernism, Japanese patterns…).
TESTED FOR YOU : Sketchbook of 28 paper placemats
Label BBR since June 2017 – not yet confirmed by the company
Manufactured at Nieppe (59)
Shops : Store locator here
Website (e-shopping available) : www.alexandre-turpault.com
Outlet : no
Company profile :
Since 1847, Alexandre Turpault’s company has been designing, producing and distributing beautiful household linen with the greatest respect for French tradition. As early as 1862, Alexandre Turpault took part in the expansion of modern distribution and the development of department stores. He was the main supplier of bedlinen products for LE BON MARCHÉ, the famous department store in Paris founded by Aristide Boucicaut, one of Alexandre Turpault’s friends. Both share a humanist vision of labour and a great commitment towards a better society. Together they created the first major event for home linen in France: “Le Mois du Blanc”, still organized every January for more than 150 years. Alexandre Turpault’s style is a very French one : timeless chic, both simple and sophisticated, urban and authentic. Alexandre Turpault is proud to be heir to French expertise dating back over 170 years, which is perpetuated in their workshops in Nieppe, located in the north of France. And his commitment to the planet is real.
Linen grown in a controlled manner is an ecological, natural, completely recyclable fibre.
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