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Marie-Anne Thieffry

  • Paper sculptor
  • Heudreville-sur-Eure, France
  • Master Artisan
Marie-Anne Thieffry Paper sculptor
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Sculpting art from cardboard

  • • Marie-Anne creates remarkable sculptures out of 'cardboard lace'
  • • The emotion of the piece tells her when she’s finished
  • • Her work is a hybrid of craftsmanship and fine art

In 2005, Marie-Anne Thieffry came across the cardboard furniture designs of architect Frank Gehry. She was inspired to begin working with what might be considered an unusual artistic medium. “I hadn’t considered cardboard a material that could be shaped,” she says. She has a background in art and design, although she essentially trained herself to work with cardboard. Once she got going, she never looked back. Her lamps and furniture designs, and especially her sculptures, emphasise the softer side of cardboard. “Working with this material involves a few paradoxes: the startling interplay of light and shadow, the fragility of a material that is often used as protection.”

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Works

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Mini Takis

Fashioned from cardboard and stained beech, Les Takis are intended for use as decorative objects. The cardboard is cut, folded and laminated to create three-dimensional objects.

Diameter 17 cm
Height 55 cm

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Les Demoiselles

Fashioned from cardboard and stained beech, these pieces are intended for use as decorative objects. Made from cut, folded and laminated cardboard lace, their round and soft shapes embody femininity.

Diameter 42 cm
Height 56 cm
Diameter 46 cm
Height 71 cm
Diameter 45 cm
Height 88 cm

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Les Sages

Fashioned from cardboard and stained beech, these pieces are intended for use as decorative objects. Made from cut, folded and laminated cardboard, their straight and sharp lines embody masculinity.

Diameter 18.5 cm
Height 100 cm
Diameter 18.5 cm
Height 117 cm
Diameter 18.5 cm
Height 135 cm

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Mare Tranquilitatis

This circular structure is composed of cut, folded and laminated cardboard. It was inspired by the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the moon.

Diameter 72 cm
Height 77 cm

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