PAPER FACTOR | PIANO
PAPER FACTOR | PIANO
The Paper Factor panelling material was created from the exceptional strength, lightness and resistance qualities of a new micro-paper compound. Spearheaded by Riccardo Cavaciocchi, the innovative system was fast considered as a revolutionary evolution of the traditional papier-mâché applications used in architectural and antiques restoration. The system was scientifically tested and developed in collaboration with the University of Salento.
The variety of Paper Factor patterns is potentially infinite. The impasto is worked with natural pigments, pressed carefully by hand onto molds obtained from digital supports and dried slowly in a special drying chamber, a purpose-built prototype that allows for production on a large scale while still respecting artisanal excellence. The dried products are trimmed, calibrated and polished with manual and CNC machines. The molds can be produced on demand by exploring two-dimensional or three-dimensional scenarios, whether it be shapes, patterns or textures made to measure: just like a tailor's shop.
This innovative process answers the quest in the world of design and architecture for new manufacturing techniques and new ways of expression. Paper Factor is ever-ready to evolve within a framework of proactive collaborations with designers and architects.
The most versatile of the Paper Factor skins, Piano implies a handmade nature revealed in a subtle and elegant manner through its surfaces polished by machine. The leveling action of a pantograph acts on the material, stretched by hand and then dried, bringing out unusual and fascinating aesthetic games. "Available" in all color interpretations, Piano is the most minimalist of the Paper Factor surfaces: its smooth skin, susceptible to the slightest imperfections, is an excellent starting point for establishing the discourses of the most diverse spaces, whether on a small or large scale.
Pure cellulose FSC fibre from recycled paper
MADE WITH NON-TOXIC MATERIALS (PH NEUTRAL)
RESISTANT TO MOLDS, PARASITES, AND FUNGICOLORS
HIGH DURABILITY, LIGHT, SOLID
EASY TO INSTALL WITH GLUE, SCREWS, OR HOOKS
WATER-REPELLANT AND ANTI-STAIN
SOUND AND THERMAL INSULATION
EASY TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN
SURFACE TREATMENTS FIRE REACTION (*)
(*) In the countries that allow it, pre-certified fire-resistant coatings are applied. The Class 1 / Class A Fire-Resistance Certification and HACCP is pending for Paper Factor. Treatments for applications in high-humidity areas, in contact with water, and for exterior use are currently being tested and finalized.
COLORS & FINISHES
Available in any Pantone color
Custom finish available upon request
Wide range of custom panel dimensions available upon request
(*) over 1cm of the support / wooden panel
(*) our products are supplied already onto the 1cm thick wooden (poplar plywood or marine plywood) supports with an integrated joint system through milled channels.
For application onto walls and ceilings, Factor Paper products are ready for interlocking assembly, guaranteeing stability and continuity among the elements with an integrated joint system on the panels, achieved through milled channels. The panels are supplied on 10mm-thick wooden supports (poplar plywood or marine plywood). This allows for the use of standard installation methods, such as clips, bayonets, screws, and glues. The Paper Factor panels do not require joins, unless the customer asks for them. For joins, common stucco for wood or masonry surfaces may be used, mixed with pigments to obtain the desired coloration. Upon request, the edges can be chamfered.
*Recommended products for installation with bonding:
mapei mapesil lm — kerakoll h40 extreme — kerakoll h40 eco flex
Our protective treatments are stain-resistant and increase resistance to wear and tear. Upon request, one can obtain variations in surface finishes, making use of colorless wax and specific treatments. Reapplication of the treatment is recommended over time.