sopa design studio laser cuts paolino paper holder sopa design studio laser cuts paolino paper holder
jul 25, 2014

sopa design studio laser cuts paolino paper holder

sopa design studio laser cuts paolino paper holder
all images courtesy of sopa design studio




for ‘invia/ricevi,’ a workshop held at the headquarters of studio fud factory during the 2014 milan design week, 13 italian designers were invited to participate. the purpose of the gathering was to create objects that will hold documents, letters, and miscellaneous sheets together. amongst the creative entities, sopa design studio has developed ‘paolino’ in response to the brief. for the product, thin slits located perpendicular to the short edges of the filleted rectangular form have been laser cut out of two overlapping steel plates. these incisions provide stability for a slim paperweight that must be placed horizontally between them. in profile, this is used to indicate the progress made throughout the day and the passage of time as its bars move up and down in relation to the amount material it holds.

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blue and green ‘paolino’ holders

sovrappensiero design studio paolino paper holder
detail of the curved supports that lift the paperwork off of the surface

sovrappensiero design studio paolino paper holder
front of the object

sovrappensiero design studio paolino paper holder
the bar moves up and down within the incision to indicate the amount of paper it holds

sovrappensiero design studio paolino paper holder
closeup of the stabilizing slit



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