lives and works in Florence, Italy. He has been designing and creating
exquisite objects using parchment and naturally dyed calf leather since 1991. His never ending pursuit of witty ideas cupled with his flawless craftsmanship, quarantee that each one of the handmade boxes is original and truly unique.
an untanned, translucent and extremely resistant animal leather. It received its name from the city of Pergamum (Asia Minor) where its production was perfected in 250 BC in order tu replace papyrus, the export of which had been banned by Egypt. Since that time and until the invention of the printing press, parchment has played a significant role serving as an invaluable tool in recording the written history of the Western world.
Other companies that Paolo has worked with:
BRACHARD & Cie
MAPPIN & WEBB
Prestigious travel guides that have mentioned Paolo's work:
VUITTON - City Guide
MICHELIN - Voyager Pratique (Toscane-Ombrie)
WALL PAPER - City Guide
FODORS - Tuscany
In the Summer of 2009, at the Fånöö Orangerie ( Sweden ) Paolo Carandini and Anita Matell inaugurated the "ANNO 1851 - A NATURALISTIC SCIENTIFIC FANTASY" exhibition with parchment sculptures and figurines of the Swedish flora and fauna.
Paolo Carandini – KONTAKT
Borgo Allegri, 7r
50122 Florence, Italy
Phone: +39 055 245 397