‘Mise en Page’ at Le Bon Marché

Mise en page translates to “putting on the page”—in other words, layout. It’s also the name of the current installation inside Le Bon Marché department store imagined by Sarah Andelman (who was behind the iconic concept store Colette) alongside French illustrator Jean Jullien.


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Outside the windows start to tell the of Jean Jullien’s “Paper People” which become larger than life in the iconic department store. When you first spot them you can’t help but smile, but so much of the joy comes from seeing the figures from different angles, and levels. The takeover also includes wonderfully curated book-themed products (with independent bookstores from around the world) featured inside. For me though, I was completely sucked into the café! The chairs were books!!

Mise en Page is on at Le Bon Marché until April 21st. If you can’t travel to experience it with your own eyes, check out my Instagram reel and post that’s closer peek inside the collaborative café with Nounou and Phamily First. The icing on the cake was my new friend Emily and I met in the café to talk books, and she captured this proof of the complete and utter delight I felt in this space.

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