Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Pigeon Atelier Letterpress is a creative studio that makes fine stationery and lifestyle products such as greeting cards, notebooks, soy candles and more. Their philosophy leads them against the digital times, bringing them back to the essential, to authenticity. They believe that every detail is important in their creations.
Their stationery is printed on their antique Chandler & Price (1892) press, using the traditional letterpress printing technique, offering a visual and tactile experience on high quality papers. Each piece is handcrafted to offer a unique product.
Their hand-poured candles are made from 100% natural soy wax. Their fragrances come from a blend of essential oils and aromatic essences. They choose to use essential oils for their many beneficial properties (relaxing, invigorating, etc.).
Their products are designed and developed in Quebec by Pigeon's creative team. The Letterpress printing is also done in their small studio, located in Mercier, near Montreal.
MEET MARIE-ORPHÉE & VALÉRIE
The founders Marie-Orphée and Valérie are business partners in their
Duval Design agency. The communications sector being a fast-paced and demanding environment, they were looking for a way to work against new technologies with a more humane approach.
They founded Atelier Pigeon to fill a great desire to create handmade, unique pieces without restrictions and with the ambition to make a return to slow
living... meaning slow printing and slow creating! The beautiful adventure began in 2015 when they found their rare, famous Chandler and Price press, which dates back to 1892. They instantly fell in love with letterpress, a craft printing method.
As time went by, other products such as soy candles saw the light, always
aligned to their mission of creating time to do things right, taking a break from our busy lives. They wish to encourage people to go back to writing small personalized words to a loved one and having it travel by mail ... just like the famous traveling pigeon.