Anmol Xaxa

Diploma Project Paper Play
Swasti Singh Ghai

Ratan Paper Pvt.Ltd,Jaipur

The goal was to come up with contemporary products using the ancient craft tradition of handmade paper. Design intervention was required at the paper making stage itself. This was inspired by the play of light and shadow between the embossed paper surface and the translucency of the paper itself. The design language for printed surfaces for stationary products and notebooks drew inspiration from the themes of ‘vintage’ and ‘classic.’ Focusing on the idea of upcycling, old and rejected stocks of plain and printed handmade paper were made into paper strips braided with yarns, paper ruffles and gathers and laser-cut papers and were used on the products as a value addition.