“Papiernia” is the ninth design from the “XII” collection, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak.
“Papiernia” (which in Polish means “paper mill”) is an elegant restaurant in a slightly industrial style, the leading element of which is ordinary cardboard , treated with tongue in cheek.
Some people may associate cardboard with junk or lash-up, but in this case it was used to create an exclusive, elegant restaurant.
Most walls and the floor are made of this very material. Also the furniture are adapted the nature of the interior, as they combine traditional wooden legs and backs with cardboard seats and tops.
In a regular restaurant, the guests would most likely take insult if told to eat dinner in cardboard, but in “Papiernia” the vip-rooms are located in simple, large boxes.
Ornaments in this interior include scraps of transparent adhesive tape on the walls, as well as metal details, such as stairs in the form of EUR-exchange pallets, or partitions which separate the tables, made of enlarged razor blades. Actually, these razorblades were used to cut holes in the walls… at least, that is how it should appear :)
The interior is supplemented by lamps, small cardboard ones over the tables, and large ones resembling traditional, old-school chandeliers.
The “Papiernia” design includes also designs of lamps and furniture:
- small ceiling lamp “kartonik” (which in Polish means “small cardboard box”)
- a large chandelier “kartonowy” (which in Polish means “cardboard”)
- a table “kartonowy”
- a hocker, a pouf and a chair “karton”
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