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Hannah Lobley, Paperwork, recycled paper, bespoke products, decorative, interiors.

Recycled paper & books

Welcome to award winning Paperwork, bespoke decorative products made by a unique recycling technique using the printed pages of unwanted books & paper.

In 2002, after accidentally leaving a book out in the rain, Hannah Lobley developed the award-winning Paperwork. She couldn’t bear to throw away her ruined and all-time favourite book (Lord of the Rings) and decided to see if she could reuse it, even though she couldn’t read it again.

Hannah had previously specialised in wood working during her degree and followed the train of thought; that paper originates wood. She transferred those wood working techniques to the paper when developing her new material, Paperwork. Recycling has always been important to Hannah within her work, so to be able to create a technique using the printed pages of unwanted books and paper that no longer had a use, became a defining factor within her practise.

Hannah begins by making the material, each page is layered and transformed back into a solid wood like material. Traditional wood working methods are then used to cut objects from that material; the unique surface patternation of the paper when the objects are worked can never be recreated and echoes wood grain. Ultimately wood becomes paper becomes wood again. Each item is hand-made by Hannah in her Derbyshire studio.

Working on the lathe, turning recycled paper. Hannah Lobley. Paperwork. Bespoke paper products.Paperwork has been recognised for its unique qualities. Award winning. Channel 4. Recycled paperInstallations. Boardroom. Corporate Art. Hannah Lobley. Paperwork.Recycled office paper.

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  • "Great present for a 1st Wedding Anniversary."
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    Susanne Davis

  • "Love the product, good quality & well packaged. Would buy from Hannah again."
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    Nicola Monahan

  • "Exactly as expected and more!"
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    Kirsty Harris

  • "Excellent! *****"
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    Salena Garthwaite

Press Comments

"Eco Friendly Design"
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Nov 2011

Home & Garden

"Domestic Reincarnation"
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Jun 2007

The Guardian Weekend


Please note that all my packaging is reused where possible, this will not compromise your product and it will be well packaged. If you are not happy with this, please specify when ordering your Paperwork product.

All items will be posted in 5-7 working days from order date. If you require the product sooner, please contact me and I will try to accommodate your request.

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