Memories engraved in paper
Momigami is a Japanese papermaking method, often described as kneaded paper. This technique is used to strengthen the paper, to acquire an appearance of leather and a high degree of flexibility. Sheets of momigami are sewn into clothing, particularly coats. As lining for clothing, momigami often outlasts the textiles that it lines. The Japanese society was a sustainable and self-sufficient society, based on the principles of complete utilization of finite resources. This project stems from my fascination with Japanese culture and crafts. The processes involved in the creation of the collection had cellulose paper as the main material. The project was based on the momigami technique, extending towards the process of crumpling with wood wax, dying with textile pigments and creating patterns.
“Memories engraved in paper” is a wedding papery collection for Natura Paper, the artisans of pulp processing and handmade paper. The collection has been brought to life to close the gap between tradition, design and cultural heritage.
The new collection marked the design searches in the sensorial sphere, trying to make a difference for the integration of traditional values in the contemporary landscape.
design: dying with textile pigments on handmade paper, crumpling paper, calligraphy and letterpress