ULTRA LIN is a route in the heart of Paris, in the Marais between the BHV and the Place des Vosges to discover the history, the journey and the stages of transformation of linen.
The ULTRA LIN exhibition runs from May 26 to June 5. This is the first flax promotion event aimed at the general public, the end consumer.
Linen is the very first textile in history. Despite its cost, designers are choosing it more and more both as household linen for its many qualities but also in clothing and decoration. It is an eco-responsible choice insofar as it is biodegradable in record time. But above all, the production takes place not very far from where we live (between Caen and Amsterdam). Also, it does not require irrigation, does not cause waste and uses little fertilizer.
The ULTRA LIN course in Paris
It all starts at the City Hall Bazaar. The facade of the emblematic boutique on rue de Rivoli will also be dressed for the occasion. Then, guided by 48 linen lanterns installed along the rue des Francs Bourgeois, you will discover a selection of shops sharing the values of the CELC (European Confederation of Linen and Hemp). The route will end at Place des Vosges where you will find a large exhibition created by the designer and scenography Philippe Nigro.
Philippe Nigro for ULTRA LIN
Around this project, he created both a chair, called Field, in linen composite (natural linen and resin) to be discovered at BHV. But he also imagined an original object for the Designer Box: a composite linen box. However, his greatest achievement for the ULTRA LIN event in Paris is the design of the exhibition. On 250m2, the exhibition traces the transformation of linen, from the fields to clothing, linens and skateboard decks.
Activities for children
Finally, always with a view to sustainable development, the CECL will set up DIY workshops on the Place des Vosges on Wednesday, June 1. So, young and old, can make cuddly toys (10:30 am-11:30am) or backpacks (1:30 pm-6:30pm) from scraps of linen coupons. It will even be possible to make objects from linen plasticine (11.30am-12.30pm). The workshops are free and without reservation.
Photo © European Confederation of Flax and Hemp.