What is Scherenschnitte?
The story behind the art on our packaging
Paper cutting has been around since the 16th century. Different cultures have different names and different styles. In Switzerland, it is called scherenschnitte, German for “scissor cuts.” This traditional art involves cutting symmetrical shapes of paper to depict scenes of the Swiss countryside.
Scherenschnitte is the feature of our packaging. The art reflects the heritage of the Bollier family and our many longtime employees who strive to bring the same precision and beauty to chocolate making. Elements of our various scherenschnitte patterns (such as the Swiss flag, a chalet, edelweiss, the three generations, an alphorn, a chef + animals that help to create or harvest our ingredients) can be seen on the packaging of our various products and in our tea room.
Can you find them?
We invite you to experience our new gift boxes for yourself, others, and all that scherenschnitte.
André’s Coffee + Wine Bar
5018 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64112
As a supporter of the arts in Kansas City, André’s is excited to provide this space for local artists to display and sell their work for three exhibits throughout each year:
November - February
March - June
July - October
An opening reception will be held at the beginning of each exhibit in our tea room at the same location. Join us these evenings from 5 to 7 PM to see the artist, enjoy wine and light appetizers and see additional works of their art.
Upcoming Exhibit: July - October
Artist: Ivanna Ellsworth
Opening Reception: Monday, July 8th 5-7 PM
About the Artist: Instagram - @curiousdollstudio