Le Presse Papier

Our story

Generous, free, playful: labeled Artisan d'Art, le Presse Papier is above all the personality of a man, Sébastien Barcet, who for 14 years has devoted himself to his love for the infinite possibilities of wallpaper and textiles. luxury. Demanding, it renews and enriches Lyon's heritage and revives the spirit of silk makers with creations that resolutely highlight florals and colors. Le Presse Papier is a joyfully independent and unique approach. A poetic act made of a multitude of gestures. A constant attention to detail. An impulse of the eye that celebrates Beauty and what Henri Focillon so aptly called “the life of forms”. A voracious passion for the delicate and inexhaustible energy of art.

A passionate compagny above all

In the heart of the silk capital located at the crossroads of natural land and river routes, the Presse Papier creation and manufacturing workshops are located in the historic district of Lyon textile design (Croix Paquet /Croix Rousse). In the past, it was here that the Vernaison, Augier-Pitaud, Brückert-Berthet, Vernet, Grataloup, Jean Louis Lhopital and Bianchini-Férier drawing studios beat the streets and welcomed clients from all over the world. For 14 years, le Presse Papier has perpetuated this excellent artisanal know-how as close as possible to its roots, in the very place of its birth. Concerned about our roots in Lyon but resolutely focused on sharing and discovery, we export our French know-how throughout the world.

Le Presse Papier is also five designers from the Lyon textile industry, heirs to the great tradition of silk makers. Exceptional talents who have designed for the historic workshops of the Croix-Roussen district, the Colline des Canuts in Lyon, as well as for the great Parisian haute couture and furniture houses. Gouache, pencil drawing, watercolor… each collection and each pattern are drawn in the traditional way by hand, and digitally. Le Presse Papier reveals original creations, guest collections, reissues of works by artists of the past and creations freely inspired by the history of Art. Some of his models entered the permanent collections of the French Wallpaper Museum (in 2014 & 2020).

A patrimonial preservation approach :

It is in a desire to be linked to this rich and ancient history that we also acquire and restore 18th, 19th and 20th century archives, breathing new life into an emblematic French heritage that we help to preserve and which sit alongside our own creations. We are building up a collection of archive collections preserved in optimal conditions and digitized in very high definition allowing us to reproduce as faithfully as possible the appearance of old fabrics as well as original gouaches. This preservation approach makes it possible to document an era, a society, and to restore to view the richness of details whose contours had gradually dissipated over time.

Stories to devour… with your eyes. Get closer. Look… The creations of Presse Papier are so many stories that each detail patiently tells: an animal or botanical inspiration, an emblematic figure, an atypical and poetic place, an artistic movement, the spirit of an era. More than wallpaper or fabric, it is an open book, a colorful score, a visual universe which, each time, unfolds, inviting reverie and imagination. To enchant the senses and the mind, awaken curiosity, create a special atmosphere. An idea. A desire.

Le Presse Papier defends an eco-responsible approach. Our Lyon workshops are Imprim'Vert certified and use non-woven recyclable papers free of PVC, with quality solvent-free inks. The paper cuts are optimized to limit paper loss and all the elements of the printing process are recycled.

 

Our collections can therefore be installed without danger to your health and the air quality of your interior.

You are in Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Le Havre, Nantes, Geneva, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, etc. Our wallpapers and furnishing fabrics will be delivered in sturdy packaging designed for this purpose.

If you are in Lyon, you can come and pick your order in our workshops.

The team

Sébastien Barcet

president

Founder of Le Presse Papier , passionate about Art, Sébastien is at the same time creative , narrator, colorist and artistic director of the brand. For more than 13 years, he has maintained a form of heritage of the Canuts and Jacquard looms in the historic textile district of Lyon, exporting Lyon know-how all over the world . he gives artistic direction to the 4 other designers who accompany him on this adventure.

Florent Terracol

After 15 years of work for a design studio located on the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill, Lyon's historic district of textile creation, Florent Terracol now travels from New York to Milan for his clientele of luxury furniture and fashion editors. Passionate about traditional cashmere, he also likes to renew the figurative styles of the 19th century.

Olga Ilic

Exceptional designer, Olga proved herself in the workshops of Raoul Bruckert in Lyon. For nearly 17 years within the Michel establishments which became VALTEX, she improved her know-how, moving from drawing to textile engraving, from creation to pure technique. Joining the Presse Papier team in 2016, Olga develops pencil illustrations and gouaches on paper for both furnishing textile and wallpapers.

Personal website: olgailic.com

Pierre Bonetto

At the beginning of the 1970s, Pierre was 16 years old and took his first job as an apprentice designer in a textile design workshop.
At that time there were more than a hundred workshops at the bottom of the slopes of Croix Rousse, the working hill overlooking Lyon. Pierre designed continuously for the French textile industry. Then, he would worked in almost thirty workshops including the prestigious Brochier & Bianchini-férier who printed for haute couture, more than 60,000 drawings made for fashion clothing and interior decoration. Currently, Pierre also draws for Hermès and is also a painter.

Chantal Lassieur


After studying Fashion Design and then Art History, Chantal began as a freelance textile designer, collaborating with various workshops in Lyon. She then became stylist for a Lyon silk then for a furnishing and decoration fabrics company ( Brückert) .
Since 2005, she returned to a more personal creative activity by mixing drawing, painting and illustration, mainly in the world of interior decoration which remains her favorite field.



Collections

Tradition

A collection of wallpapers reflecting our infinite passion for art. Discover

Tradition 126 wallpapers - 2 cushions - 12 fabrics - 11 art prints
Botaniste

The tradition of Lyon floral textile design. Discover

Botaniste 37 wallpapers - 3 Fabrics
Moderniste

The Modernist wallpaper collection is a free journey into the philosophical movement of the same name. “Color is the most relative medium in art” J. Albers Discover

Moderniste 13 wallpapers - 1 cushion - 1 art print
Palm

Gouache and watercolor creations with stylized designs Discover

Palm 18 wallpapers - 4 cushions - 3 fabrics
Bolero

The Nabis's soul seems to breathe through the patterns of this collection with its great expressive force. A collection of character, certainly, which favors the bold. Discover

Bolero 6 wallpapers
Berlingot

Stripes, a timeless pattern. Motif of the devil, emblem of sailors, but also symbol of freedom and humor, there are stripes and stripes as highlighted by Michel Pastoureau in his book: Rayures. Une histoire culturelle published by Editions du Seuil. Discover

Berlingot 44 wallpapers
Tropiques

A collection linked to travel and impregnated of history of botany. Discover

Tropiques 11 wallpapers - 2 cushions - 4 fabrics - 2 art prints
Paule Marrot

To create this Retrospective collection in close collaboration with Paule Marrot editions, our team meticulously reworked each drawing, color and painting presented here. Discover

Paule Marrot 24 wallpapers
Calypso

A call for a change of scenery and dreams of exoticism Discover

Calypso 6 wallpapers - 1 cushion
Café

A game for the eye a trick for the mind Discover

Café 4 wallpapers
Mo-Jazz

A collection, a journey through 20th century design. Discover

Mo-Jazz 28 wallpapers - 8 cushions
Aquatique

A sensory immersion in organic and plant motifs. Enter an underwater world filled with colors and details, in which the graphic shapes of plants seem to undulate along the water. Discover

Aquatique 7 wallpapers - 1 cushion
Nelio

Le Presse Papier invites French street artist Nelio Discover

Nelio 4 wallpapers - 1 Panoramic
Paris

“The world of today was born yesterday, in the fifties and sixties”, Dominic Bradbury, The 50s style, the complete, Parentheses editions. Discover

Paris 10 wallpapers
Rétro

Vintage reinterpreted. Discover

Rétro 6 wallpapers
Terra Nova

The models in this collection are naturally poetic and invite you to travel. Discover

Terra Nova 9 wallpapers
Capsule / Jieldé

Le Presse Papier & Jieldé present a capsule collection of wallpaper inspired by the world of architectural firms. Discover

Capsule / Jieldé 3 wallpapers