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