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Aline Houdé-Diebolt

Aline Houdé-Diebolt Paper worker
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French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 612250976
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Pushing the boundaries of paper

  • • Aline graduated from the École Duperré in Paris in 2007
  • • She is a trained textile designer
  • • She regularly collaborates with major luxury brands

Growing up with a sculptor mother, Aline Houdé-Diebolt visited museums from a very early age, nurturing a passion for colours and materials. In 2013, after several years as an event and art manager, she felt the need to work with her hands and set up her own workshop. She started by drawing textile patterns, then transformed them into larger pieces, with paper becoming her favourite material. Aline’s work pushes the boundaries of what is possible with paper. Though paper work is a profession that has recently been added to the official list of crafts in France, there's still no school offering training, so “everything remains to be done to ensure that it continues and is passed down”.

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Works

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Typewriter

This typewriter is part of a series of paper sculptures crafted for the Hermès window shop at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Aline created the series to reflect on the meaning of everyday objects in daily life. This theme allowed her to express her passion for vivid colours and graphic shapes using her favorite material: paper.

Length 40 cm
Height 30 cm
Width 35 cm

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Laundry Room

The Laundry Room is part of a series of paper sculptures crafted for the Hermès window shop at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Aline created this series to reflect on the meaning of everyday objects in daily life. This theme allowed her to express her passion for vivid colours and graphic shapes using her favorite material: paper.

Length 210 cm
Height 200 cm
Width 70 cm

Aline Houdé-Diebolt Paper worker
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Kitchen

The Kitchen is part of a series of paper sculptures crafted for the Hermès window shop at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Aline created this series to reflect on the meaning of everyday objects in daily life. This theme allowed her to express her passion for vivid colours and graphic shapes using her favorite material: paper.

Length 230 cm
Height 150 cm
Width 150 cm

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Hera

This wall piece is part of a series of paper sculptures created for the window of the HERA shop in Seoul. Aline handcrafted each piece with no less than 3,500 paper feathers, choosing the colours in harmony with the brand’s new packaging illustrated by Eric Giriat.

Diameter 100 cm

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Sous le Soleil Exactement

This luminous paper sculpture was designed to be displayed at the Sous le Soleil Exactement exhibition organised by the 2016 Paris Design Week. For this exhibition, artists and designers were invited to use yellow in all its shades for their creations, energising and brightening Les Ateliers de Paris.

Length 220 cm
Width 145 cm
Height 45 cm

Aline Houdé-Diebolt Paper worker

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