Laurel Parker – Design and Art of Bookbinding

Île-de-France – 1968


Laurel Parker is specialized in paper and publishing. After two years at Les Ateliers de Paris, she moved her workshop to Romainville in 2008. There, she designs, manufactures and restores books and bespoke presentation objects for artists, publishers, institutions, and luxury houses such as Hermès and Louis Vuitton.


2019 – ADAGP Revelation Prize at MAD.

2019 – Resident at Villa Kujoyama.


Research and innovation

Laurel Parker’s work is entirely artisanal. To create, she uses both traditional bookbinding techniques and new technologies, and surrounds herself with other craftsmen such as printers, gilders, trimmers, and cabinetmakers. In 2018, she set up her own publishing house. Thanks to this, her work is of the highest quality and extreme precision.



Since 1996, Laurel Parker has been running workshops at art schools in France and abroad. These include the INP and the AA School of Architecture. She is also a member of juries and takes part in conferences (VAE jury at ENSP Arles, conferences at Viva Villa in 2018, Ecole Duperré, etc.). Her topics focus on book publishing, and graphic and design techniques. She also trains interns and apprentices several times a year as part of the Prix Savoir-faire en transmission. Every year, Laurel Parker welcomes the public to her studio during JEMA.


Fondation Rémy Cointreau has supported Laurel Parker in 2019 with the acquisition of an electric paper cutter. This saves her precious time in cutting paper and enables her to offer new forms of publishing.


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