RE PAP being “A brand born in pandemic” had a launch in the form of a closed circuit exhibition, in a contemporary urban location, AwE Works – Palace of the Universe, on October 21, 2020.
The brand name is the word “paper” written in reverse, with emphasis on the first two letters “RE”, which highlights the main value of this new brand – Recycling of waste materials.
I am an environmentally conscious designer in my day to day work and choosing this paper recycling path was an idea that was just a natural step for my studio, by the simple fact that in our daily work we run countless papers, packaging and different cardboards meant to end up in the trash. That’s why I did an exercise and I gathered all the “disposable” paper for a week, and the result was amazing, so the idea of thinking of a recycled paper collection, a totally different collection from everything I’ve created so far, came naturally.
I make paper by hand from waste materials, in our studio in Bucharest, using traditional techniques and processes, involving some kitchen appliances like the mighty blender and his friend, the mixer.
Papermaking requires patience and it is such an amazing and mysterious hands-on skill as the paper objects that I create often do their own thing and dictate their own shape, despite my careful handling.
RE PAP is a collection of new familiar objects, defining a contemporary home, made of creative recycling of abandoned objects and used resources. In addition to the multitude of home-deco items, office supplies, stationery and fashion accessories, there are some very special items: a collection of cubic diaries made from recycled paper with an olfactory piece of paper for each day of the year, or eclectic colored paper bags combined with handles made of multicolored fabrics.
Each object is unique. Each shape is unique even though I use the same pattern. Each one smells different and has a totally different shade of color. This is what makes them just perfect for a special gift to a person you want to spoil.
The recycled paper objects from the RE PAP collection can be found in our online store, but we can also make personalized, individual or corporate orders. We can shape the paper in order to meet your creative requirements for a custom order, color wise and in terms of size. The objects are also olfactory, using natural essences, lavender, lemongrass, rose, coffee, vanilla or cinnamon and apple.
Please note that due to the nature of the production process, there will always be slight variations in size, weight and color, but this is what makes our products unique.
Please contact me directly to discuss, I would love to help.
Simina Filat – Designer