Art Studio Lavigne combines quality and expertise thanks to the solid presence of its parent group company on both illustrated calendars and high-end stationary markets
The company Lavigne, subsidiary of the Exacompta-Clairefontaine group, is one of the leaders on both high-end print communication and illustrated calendar markets in France.
Lavigne takes utmost care in the creation of its products. Carefully choosing every component, selecting the best images, as well as working with the most meticulous partners.
As a certified PEFC company, Lavigne selects partners in line with its desire to act for the protection of the environment, without altering the quality of its products. With its own in-house iconographic service, Lavigne is able to work with the most prestigious photographers worldwide.
Creation of the company by Jean Lavigne
Launch of a range of calendars for postmen
Opening of a production unit in the Sarthe (France), for product processing and personalizing
Merger with the Exacompta-Clairefontaine group, specialist and leader on the high-end stationery market in Europe
Partnership with Prisma Presse, for Geo Magazine
Partnership with National Geographic magazine
Exclusive partnership with photographer Gunter Raup for the official Ferrari calendar
Acquisition of Photoweb, one of the leaders in the photo customization industry
Merger of 2 notorious photo specialists on the market: Photoweb buys LALALAB
Launch of Art Studio Lavigne, specialised in art photography
European leader on the stationery market, the group stands out thanks to the quality of its products, the reputation of its different brands and the use of environmentally friendly production techniques.
A French group with a European mindset, Exacompta-Clairefontaine is careful to respect social and environmental values. This desire translates through a controlled production chain and the mastery of all production processes. Made possible by a qualified in-house workforce, FSC, PEFC or Ange Bleu certified suppliers, as well as Imprim’vert certified printers.
The Exacompta-Clairefontaine group also conveys its core values through different sports, cultural and humanitarian partnerships.
Creation of Papeterie de Clairefontaine, paper manufacturer, by Jean-Baptiste Bichelberger in the Vosges (France).
Launch of the first stationery range.
Creation of Exacompta, specialist in bookkeeping records and diaries, by Charles Nusse, grand-son of Jean-Baptiste Bichelgerger, in Paris (France).
Creation of the Exacompta-Cairefontaine group and a range of copybooks for pupils.
Partnership with UNICEF to develop school education of children in Togo.
Sponsor of the International Festival of Geography (Vosges, France) and the Abbayes Festival (Lorraine, France).
I did not know Lavigne, but our collaboration was a rewarding experience. We worked together on the digital calendar with the same quality requirement, going back and forth on selections, not afraid to doubt in order to find the best photo. The result was up to their ambition, an exceptional product.
My experience working with Lavigne has been positive. Serious and neat work.
When Lavigne suggested to me the possibility to offer other photographers to present exceptional art works and to act as selector and guarantor of the quality of the photos, I did not hesitate! I found myself in the spirit and the quality of work they were looking for ... Art Studio is a virtual art gallery that will create added value both for art works and photographers.