Paper in Arntzen.land

published in: Design By Guest, 09 January 2010

Pin It

Arnhem Mode Biënnale 2009 // Image Courtesy of Paula Arntzen

Guest Contribution by Pascal Panagiotidis

Sometimes the simplest things can be so ingenious. Paper is an inexpensive resource that can be transformed into amazing concepts once touched by a skilled paper artist. Dutch artist Paula Arntzen is one of these people who love paper and experiments with it. Experiments that turn into objects of desire in the world of contemporary design.  After constant study and observation she managed to obtain a deep knowledge and understanding of the paper and its special characteristics; a knowledge that gives the designer the chance to demonstrate her talent by using a simple material like paper which can be transformed gracefully in any shape or form.

Arnhem Mode Biënnale 2009 // Image Courtesy of Paula Arntzen

Arntzen’s Paper Process was presented during the new years party from platform Tape and at the Arnhem Mode Biënnale 2009. The project refers to hand made paper lanterns that can be used as a decorative touch thanks to their high quality materials and cutting edge design.

Arnhem Mode Biënnale 2009 // Image Courtesy of Paula Arntzen

Her inspiration comes from the daily life observation; information is collected and elaborated before it’s transformed to the next successful concept. This is a procedure through which the designer decides not only the form and shape but also the elements that will determine and lead to a multi-function object creation. A creation that will serve as both decorative and functional item that can be used in a space or event. Special attention is given to every detail and good quality in order to create high design items from such a simple material. Arntzen also designs modern furniture and home products focusing on concepts with colour and light in open spaces.

Kunstenaars Platvorm TAPE Arnhem
Pleasure begins as soon as you enter the light-filled space // New Year 2008
Material: paper, silkscreen prints with fluorescent paint.
Image Courtesy of Paula Arntzen

Kunstenaars Platvorm TAPE Arnhem
Pleasure begins as soon as you enter the light-filled space // New Year 2008
Material: paper, silkscreen prints with fluorescent paint.
Image Courtesy of Paula Arntzen

Paula Arntzen graduated in Artez Academy where she was selected as one of the best students. She has also been selected for the exhibition “Talent 2009”, an exhibition where the 125 best graduates of Europe present their work. Her graduation project for Arnhem Mode Biënnale was her first assignment and also a success. Her current work is presented in Intermezzo gallery in Dordrecht (Holland) from 10 December until 24 January 2010.

Paper Process
Material: stainless steel // handmade papers.
Image Courtesy of Paula Arntzen

sources:

Paula Arntzen

  • friend
    urban flea | 2010-01-10 20:52:28

    that is so gorgeous! thank you so much for sharing! xo katherine aka. urban flea :) http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

  • friend
    Ricardo Hernandez | 2010-01-11 16:31:54

    These are beautifully crafted pieces. A bright future lies ahead for the designer.

  • friend
    Maria | 2010-01-11 17:15:11

    PANDORA would love the phosphoric versions!!! Those who have already watched the AVATAR movie will totally understand what I mean!! I believe that "phosphoric design" will be the TREND of the season...mark my words!!!!!

  • friend
    DaDe ART & DESIGN LAB | 2010-02-12 01:33:20

    stunning

  • friend
    Joey Peters | 2010-12-15 15:53:03

    Super nice, really cool to see.

Your message is awaiting moderation. Thank you. - {x}

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the * required information where indicated. Please also rate the article as it will help us decide future content and posts. Comments are moderated. Please no link dropping, no keywords or domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise!