La Cartonnerie Paris » History

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Located at the heart of the 11th arrondissement of Paris, an emblematic district of the iron and metalworking industry, La Cartonnerie is a place steeped in history, which still carries traces of its industrial and handicraft past.

A foundry workshop at the end of the 19th century, La Cartonnerie was reconverted into a cardboard manufacture in the 1950’s. When the Bouret family’s cardboard factory closed down in 2002, Arnaud, the estate owners’ son, then a set designer with a degree in landscape architecture, decided to save this unique and precious legacy from the insatiable appetite of real estate developers.

Arnaud remodelled the premises during an almost three-year-long renovation, creating an exceptional place for events and creative projects while safeguarding the character of the old handicraft workshop. In 2007, as a token of its past, this place was renamed La Cartonnerie.

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Cardboard maker :
A person who makes or sells cardboard, or objects made of cardboard.

Cardboard making process, filmed with a Super 8, in 1975.

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