When in Paris~Culture Chanel N05 Exhibit

Chanel News

Palais de Tokyo

13 Avenue du Président Wilson

75016 Paris, France

May 5 – June 5, 2013

Chanel: Livre d’Artistes is released in conjunction with the “N°5 Culture Chanel” exhibit at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Created by renowned book-maker Irma Boom, Chanel features 600 pages embossed with Boom’s original designs and quotes from Gabrielle Chanel in French. The monochromatic white pages provide the perfect backdrop for Boom to display her raised, braille-like patterns. Boom’s embossings play with the senses, capturing the essence of the Chanel N°5 fragrance through touch.

  • Irma Boom (Dutch, born 1960)
  • Attended AKI Art Academy in Enschede, and studied Graphic Design
  • Founded her studio in Amesterdam in 1991
  • Youngest ever, being honored with Gutenberg Prize in 2001 for outstanding achievement as a painter, composer and artist
  • Has  a permanent collection in the Museum of Art, New York City