While pursuing the pages of La Casita yesterday, I came across a lovely line of paper and textile garlands by Virginie Sannier of Mi-avril. A graduate of the Olivier de Serres School of Applied Arts in Paris, Virginie currently works as a freelance designer, making unique textiles for interior projects.
For her own line, Mi-avril, Virginie draws inspiration from the world around her: a rabble of butterflies, the patterns made by sand and water at low tide, a city scape, a sunset. Then, using recycled paper and organic cotton thread, she translates these images into poetic garlands for the home. Simple, lovely, dynamic, these limited edition pieces are like impressions, scenes witnessed but for a moment in time, now the stuff of dreams and memories.
You can read more about Virginie and Mi-avril at La Casita.