About us

Laurel Parker Book is a workshop that designs and makes custom books, presentation portfolios, and conservation boxes. Since 2008, we have collaborated with artists, publishers, institutions, and luxury houses. Our work is artisanal and entirely handmade in our workshop in greater Paris.

We work on bespoke projects, from the design concept to fabrication. We work in collaboration with other craftspeople, including printers (offset, silkscreen, lithography, digital), gilders (hand gilding and machine hot stamping), leather parers, woodworkers, papermakers, restorers, as well as digital and laser cutting operators.

For more than twelve years, our studio has worked with artists and publishers on artists’ book projects. Our work with the publishers Christophe Daviet-Thery, mfc Michèle Didier, Éditions Xavier Barral, and Toluca Editions have led us to working with internationally known artists.

Our clients are artists, photographers, luxury goods houses, agencies, publishers, and public institutions.

Contact

For an appointment, send us an email or give us a call :

Tél : +33 (0) 9 83 93 48 20
Email : laurelparkerbook@gmail.com

Laurel Parker Book
43, rue de la Commune de Paris
93230 Romainville, France

Metro : Line 5, Bobigny Pantin Raymond Queneau
Bus : 145, 147, 318
Car : N3 by Paris, follow avenue Gaston Roussel
Vélib’ : Station Gaston Roussel


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Team

Laurel Parker, founder and artistic director of the studio, studied painting and filmmaking the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Diploma), and art history at Tufts University (BFA). She studied bookbinding and printing at the Center for Book Arts in New York. She was laureate of the Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto) in 2019 in duo with Paul Chamard. She was named Artisan of exception by the Fondation Remy Cointreau in 2019. Laurel gives workshops and conferences in different art and design schools in France.

Paul Chamard, head of the studio’s production, studied etching at École Estienne, where he earned his arts and crafts diploma, and at the HEAR in Strasbourg, where he earned his Master’s degree in the book object. He is responsible for the daily production of projects as well as the technicians who join us for large projects. Paul was laureate of the Villa Kujoyama in 2019 in duo with Laurel Parker.

Agathe Ruelland Remy, graphic designer and studio apprentice, earned her National Diploma of Art in graphic design (with photography option) and her Master’s degree in graphic design / book edition from the ESAM Caen-Cherbourg. She did a semester in the Erasmus program in the Masters program at KMD Art et design School at Bergen, Norway. She is laureate of the Prize for Perfection of arts and crafts for the year 2021 in an apprenticeship at Laurel Parker Book.


Clients

  • &: Christophe Daviet-Thery
  • Agnes Geoffray
  • Amélie Ambroise
  • Andreas Varnavides
  • Anna Lena Film
  • Axelle Doppelt
  • Babx
  • Barbara Bénédicte Penn
  • Bibliothèque Littéraire Jacques Doucet
  • Boucheron
  • Brodbeck & Barbuat
  • Calligrane
  • Cartier
  • Chaumet
  • Claire-Lise Havet
  • Clément Lemaire
  • cneai=
  • Costume 3 Pièces
  • Créanog
  • Delpire & Co
  • Denis Boulze
  • Denis Félix
  • documentation céline duval
  • E+K
  • Elaine Ling
  • ENSBA-École de Beaux-Arts de Paris
  • F93
  • Fage éditions
  • Fondation Louis Vuitton
  • François Mallon
  • Fréderique Fleurance
  • Galerie Catherine et André Hug
  • Galerie Christophe Gaillard
  • Galerie Jacques Lacoste
  • Galerie Mor-Charpentier
  • Gilles Saussier
  • Gilles Saussier
  • Givenchy
  • Grafikmente
  • Hermès
  • Jocelyn Cottencin
  • Joël Alain Dervaux
  • Laurel Parker Book
  • Laurel Parker Edition
  • Le Bal
  • Le Bal
  • Les Habilleurs
  • Les Paroles Gelées
  • Lola Reboud
  • Louis Vuitton – Cabinet d’Écriture
  • Louis Vuitton – Studio Graphique
  • Luc Delahaye
  • Ludovic Michaux
  • Luna Light Agency
  • m.u.r.r.
  • MAD
  • Magnum Photos
  • Marie Benattar
  • Marie-Ange Guilleminot
  • Marina Gadonneix
  • Maya Mikelsone
  • mfc Michèle Didier
  • Nico Therin
  • Nina Ricci
  • Orbis Pictus Club
  • Otravista
  • Paraguay Press
  • Paraguay Press
  • Philippine Janssens
  • Picto Foundation
  • Pierre Paulin
  • Polka Galerie
  • Rosascape
  • Royal Mansour
  • Salto Ulbeek
  • Sara MacKillop
  • Sara White Wilson
  • Semiose Galerie
  • Simone Shailes
  • Studio KO
  • Textuel
  • Tiane Doan na Champassak
  • Toluca Editions
  • Un Livre Une Image
  • Undo-Redo
  • Van Cleef et Arpels
  • Victoria Viennet
  • Wallguest
  • Wildenstein Institute
  • Wildenstein Institute
  • XN éditions
  • Ying Lei
  • Éditions du Solstice
  • Éditions Louis Vuitton
  • Éditions Xavier Barral

Awards

  • Member, Grands Ateliers de France
  • Label, Fabriqué à Paris

  • Grant recipient, Paris Création : Fonds de dotation des Ateliers de Paris, la Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso

  • Studio grant, two years, Viaduc des Arts, Paris

Fairs

  • Multiple Art Days
  • FLAT, Turin
  • Salon de Livres Rares & Objets d’Art, Grand Palais

  • Multiple Art Days
  • Salon de Livres Rares & Objets d’Art, Grand Palais

Conferences

  • Viva Villa, Marseille / Conference on artists’ books / Federico Nicolao, festival curator

  • The client, the graphist and the printer” / FAC Rennes 2 / an invitation of Jocelyn Cottencin & Yann Sérandour
  • “The secret life of photo books” / la Maison Doisneau de la photographie, Gentilly

  • “Collaboration between the workshops of Laurel Parker Book and Coralie Barbe Restauration” / series Plexus / École Estienne

  • “Artists’ books projects in the studio of Laurel Parker Book” / Center for Book Arts, New York

Jurys

  • Jury, VAE (validation of earned experience) Master in photography, ENSP Arles

Teaching

Université Rennes 2 / workshop edition 3rd year Licence professionnelle Design graphique, éditorial et multimédia (class of Yann Sérandour and Jocelyn Cottentin ), 2020 & 2021

ESAM Caen / workshop edition 2nd year graphic design (class of Juanma Gomez) 2018–2021

EESAB Bretagne, Rennes / workshop edition 2nd year graphic design (class of Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, etc), 2011–2020

EMI École des métiers d’information / workshop edition photo book (invitation of Jean Larive), 2020–2021

Lycée Eugénie Coton / workshop edition en 2nd year communication (class of Yoan De Roeck), 2019

ESAM Caen / workshop edition in Master’s program book edition (class of Juanma Gomez), 2018

ENSA Nancy / workshop edition photo book with Marina Gadonneix and Remi Faucheaux / 2018

AA School of Architecture, visiting school Paris / workshop edition, 2017 & 2018

INP Institut national du patrimoine / workshop conditioning archival materials, 2017 & 2018

Pôle supérieur de design Nouvelle Aquitaine / Plastic practice and Mediation UE5, DSAA 2nd year design, 2016–2017

Pôle supérieur de design Nouvelle Aquitaine / workshop edition in 1st year DSAA (with Élisabeth Charvet & Mahaut Clément), 2017

F93 / workshop edition, dispositif ULIS at middle school Pasteur, Villemomble

Center for Book Arts, New York / instructor, bookbinding and paper arts, 2001–2011

École spéciale d’architecture, Paris / workshop edition, 2009

SVA School of Visual Arts, New York / workshop edition, 2001

Horizons New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, Massachusetts / workshop rbookbinding and paper arts, 1996–2001

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston / workshop edition, 1998


Press


Publications

  • Les vies minuscules / Festival Viva Villa, Collection Lambert.

  • Collectionner, conserver, exposer le graphisme : Entretiens autour du travail de Dieter Roth / EESAB Rennes et le FRAC Bretagne.

Design & code :
Timothée Goguely

Typeface :
Mint Grotesk, designed by Love Letters.