Any Engineer would tell you , the most efficient ways of recycling paper are either leave it degrade or to incinerated it. But now Artists and designers are finding innovative ways to re-purpose old paper and books that may no longer be relevant. So far, we’ve seen books transformed into Japanese lanterns, sculptures and even mini-houses cut entirely from vintage books you can now add tableware to that list.
After experimenting with three-dimensional paper objects started in 2009, this formerly Swedish graphic designer and bookbinder Cecilia Levy now works full time as an dependant art creator; re-purposing old paper materials into intricate and stunting art works.
She is hard to come by as she is always on the road planning and participating in solo and group exhibitions in Sweden and abroad; working with public art assignments and holding workshops.
Cecilia Levy creates exquisite paper plates, bowls and natural forms using small pieces of paper taken from comic books and vintage volumes. Her art work are of an exquisite variant as they range from coloured bowls to flower bulbs to tea cups.
Levy focus on the inherent delicacy of paper, and leaves the original stains and discolourations of the sheets on her works as a testament to her starting material history. Her objects are created using papier-mâché techniques, and are not varnished afterwards, to retain the emphasis on the paper itself.
Ephemeral and exquisitely made, Levy’s paper art gently evokes a sense of magic and wonder that only handmade objects can inspire, while giving new meaning to books that may otherwise have gone to waste. For more information, visit her website.