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Merveilleuse Nature - Un fabuleux cherche et trouve de Nathalie Béreau et Michaël Cailloux

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Oh Good Party

This one has the ambition to compete with an actual art book, produced with extreme care particularly thanks to an American style sleeve that unfolds into a poster. There are 12 double pages, like the 12 months in a year, in which the reader is invited to find numerous hidden details in the images. Each month has a different style: February is the time of the animal carnival, in August we dive into an overpopulated sea, in October we go for a walk through pumpkins and bats, etc. Michaël Cailloux created images swarming with details and an aesthetic resembling wallpapers for his first children’s book. Compositions, patterns, repetitions and weirdness mix and mingle. Beyond just playing along the fun search and finds, these illustrations are especially an invitation to daydream.

Michael Cailloux was born in Paris in 1975. As an alumni from the prestigious École Duperré Paris (Duperre School of Applied Arts), and is now the Art Director at L'École supérieure d'art Françoise Conte (Conte Art School), as well as the co-author of “Printed Textile Design: Profession, Trends and Project Development.” At the same time, he has collaborated with prestigious brands including Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels.


Michael Cailloux possesses a colourful and distinct style. The “fly” (la mouche), symbolizing life and death, ultimately became his symbol and signature. His designs are used in etchings, silken scarves, wallpapers, stationeries, and many more. In 2015, Michael Cailloux was the winner of the Gravix Award Prize, and was featured in the book “Encore, the New Artisans” by Thames & Hudson. At the same time, Michaël Cailloux also pursues his passion for textile arts using early drawings made for his etchings to create new limited edition items: scarves, wallpapers and stationary art. He is also the co-author of the reference book “Textile Design” published in 2013 by Editions Eyrolles.


More recently, Michaël Cailloux is doing more and more collaborations and creates made to measure collections. For instance, he decorated the Madeleine Gallery with his wallpaper for the Lucas Carton restaurant (Paris, 8th arrondissement). In 2016, he was part of the very first Dior Home collection with an entirely hand drawn set of playing cards in homage to Christian Dior, with signed and numbered art notebooks. In 2017, he stood out with the publishing of Merveilleuse Nature by Editions Thierry Magnier, a meticulously crafted book and a true work of art in its own right, recommended by the contemporary art magazine L‘œil. He also partnered with Vis-à-Vis and The Invisible Collection to present his first printed and hand embroidered bed linen collection in London. Cadavre Exquis took place in January of 2018, Michaël Cailloux’s first solo exhibition in Japan (Tokyo) organized by Gallery Irène. A refined body of work, highlighted in numerous magazines like Elle Decoration, Palace Costes, Vivre Côté Paris, Le Figaro.



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