Paper Factor was created from the exceptional qualities of a solid surface material made from a new compound of micro-paper: an innovative evolution of papier-mâché, scientifically tested and developed in collaboration with the University of Salento.
Paper Factor is strong, durable, and incredibly light.
Available in various formats and combinations — from large panels to small modules that can be assembled like a mosaic — it is ideal for re-covering surfaces both vertical and horizontal: ceilings, walls, as well as furniture.
All products are hand-made and finished with techniques usually employed on wood, metal, plastic and stone, processes that previously could not be used on papier-mâché. These allow for the most optimal expression of the unique flexibility and malleability of this innovative material, so that it can be modelled in many 2D or 3D shapes, geometries, patterns, and sizes.
The company was founded by the architect Riccardo Cavaciocchi, with offices in Lecce and in New York, in order to create new approaches, as well as to fill gaps in the markets of contemporary architecture, interior design, and the arts. Paper Factor also invites diverse professionals to interact and creatively participate in the experimentation process.
With its origin in the production of papier-mâché, the compound was created in Italy. It has been tested, finalized and used for over 35 years in the art of restoration by the accomplished restorer Lidiana Miotto, founder of the Centre for Paper Restoration of Lecce (Centro Restauro Materiale Cartaceo).
Today her son, Riccardo Cavaciocchi, has brought this cellulose compound to the contemporary interior design field, developing new methods and techniques for production.
The artisanal tradition of one of the most creative regions of the South of Italy; the precision and care of the restoration procedures — internationally renowned and awarded; innovative experimentation with matter and form: all of these factors launch PAPER FACTOR products to the forefront of materials of the future, for their functionality and versatility, their lightness, and their ecological value.