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At Fabiola and Christian Pentagna's Design Studio Papelaria, as the name already shows, paper plays a leading role. But it's not about using it

as support for the work, it expresses itself as self-contained art; a raw material that is transformed into creative material through folds, cuts, shapes and colors.


With an observant and investigative approach, the duo manifests intentions on surfaces to compose unwritten poetry, wills

become three-dimensional as in the hands of a sculptor. In each work the delicacy of the material is enhanced by the minimalist approach,

reflection of an obsessive redesign to reach the maximum power of the message with the least amount of elements or distractions. 


In the end, the gesture remains, sometimes due to the precise fittings or cuts that create geometries; sometimes due to the fluidity of the curves and the overlapping oflayers.

In both applications of paper, what is evident is the provocation of the imaginary, to which other materials can add, such as glass, acrylic

and the leather. They serve as receptacles for the idea or supports with a clear functionality: to protect; highlight the message of each creation. 


Divided into two complementary axes: packaging design and sculptures/objects, the stationery work explores sensitivity as well as innovation. It may be due to unusual use in furniture or fashion accessories, or even the help of technology, such as waterproof surfaces; together with a sustainable conscience to reactivate each cut or trim and treat the material with a long-lasting nobility. 


Just like parchment (produced from leather), her pieces have an aspect of resistance that creates a unique experience of permanence.   They invite us to the sensitive reflection of a material rich in history and that often passes quickly through our eyes and our hands.  


                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bruno Simões


The creative process begins with a conversation to understand the objectives and expectations of each project. Then we proceeded to organize this information in a kind of text/manifesto so that it allows us to move forward in a cohesive creation. Then we present the product itself, being it a graphic design or prototype for validation and desired adjustments. Finally, scale production.

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