Moissonnier & Le Presse Papier

Always on the lookout for new creative talents, Moissonnier crosses the path of Le Presse Papier and is seduced by the quality of its wallpaper and fabrics collections. In addition to their close location (they are both based in Rhône-Alpes region), Moissonnier and Le Presse Papier meet in the field of creative audacity and colour. They also share strong convictions such as the choice of Made in France, the importance of know-how and respect for the environment.

When exoticism and profusion meet Directoire style

This capsule collection is built around an iconic model of the manufacture: the Directoire chiffonier , which is twisted by the choice of lush wallpapers from Le Presse Papier collections. If Savannah Nuit highlights ultra-realistic lush vegetation, Les Singes Bleus reads like a tribute to an incredibly modern fresco from 1600 BC, discovered on the island of Santorini. Dressed in this way, each chiffonier reveals its own personality, full of the creative audacity of the house. Who better than Moissonnier knows how to give the furniture from the great tradition of French cabinet making that singular twist ?

Know-how: wallpaper covering

To cover a piece of furniture with wallpaper, you must first define the placement of the drawing. It is quite an art, when it is a question of centering a motif as well as possible in order to preserve the continuity of the drawing and to provide for cut-outs and connections. All the unsheathed parts (drawers and bottoms) are then worked with an antique patina chosen to contrast or, on the contrary, to match the wallpaper.

Once this preliminary phase completed, the sheathing can begin: this is the "marouflage". The wallpaper is glued to the wooden piece of furniture while it is still rough. When the paper is dry, the edges are sanded to round off the corners and the varnish is applied in two to three successive passes. Once the varnish has been levelled, a layer of wax is applied to protect the furniture. The bronzes are ready to be installed.