When Paper Meets Fashion: Neenah Coldenhove Sponsor Stéphanie Baechler In Paris
At the Rinomina exhibition space, in the streets of Paris opposite the Ile St Louis, visitors were able to admire the creations of Swiss artist Stéphanie Baechler.
In this exhibition, Science friction/Sensory collator, Stéphanie was able to present a collection of screens and their users, in metal, ceramic and textile.
Neenah Coldenhove contributed to the development of this collection by supplying Stéphanie with sublimation transfer paper, which she used for some of the pieces.
Born in 1983 in Meyriez, Switzerland, Baechler lives and works in Amsterdam. She is an applied artist with focus on textile and fashion.
Having trained at HSLU Lucerne University of Applied Arts, Baechler has also earned a Fashion Master’s degree from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands. She has worked as a Textile Developer/Design Assistant for Hussein Chalayan in London and was the head of print design for renowned textile company Jakob Schlaepfer.
Baechler‘s work investigates fashion‘s formal and structural vocabulary. She has received the Federal Swiss Design Award several times and her works continue to be included in both public and private collections.
With her latest collection and through the promotion of sensory richness, Stéphanie Baechler strives to enlighten others about how it is increasingly difficult to imagine ourselves separately from our devices, and how our cyborg relationship is obscuring the impact technology has on our lives and ecosystem.
Two of the pieces displayed at the exhibition were the result of cooperation with Neenah Coldenhove :
Flat, sequined disks showing on one side the earth sans satellites and on the other side the earth as it is today with all the satellites revolving around it.
Printed images of cortical homunculi.
A textile background and further career have led Stéphanie to use specialist sublimation transfer paper from Neenah Coldenhove, which has allowed her to print a different image on each side of a sequined textile.