About Paper Empire
Hello, and welcome to Paper Empire Aust. We are Therese O'Donoghue & Stefan Gevers - founders, creatives and art obsessed owners of our design studio and artist agency.
Starting in late 2013, PE was born from the desire to offer beauty, function and an authentic creativity.
The name is of Paper Empire is the slightly ironic notion of building an empire simply from paper. Inspired by the Japanese 'Wabi Sabi' an aesthetic characterized by imperfection & impermanence. However wabi sabi Is more than physical characteristics. It can also be described as an atmosphere of solitude and looking within. The process of an artist is much like this & embodies what we find most desirable in art.
Developing new art prints, art products or original artwork happens in our Melbourne studio. Stefan runs the creative side and as an award winning artist, brings a level of authenticity and creative energy to all the collections. Limited edition prints are our specialty but by no means where we start or end!
The agency side of PE is managed by Therese and encompasses leading international artists and designers in lighting, painting and photography.
This diversity offers clients from all avenues the ability to find art of great quality and originality that is suitable for any environment - commercial or domestic.
We deliberately seek unique and innovative design. Art that will outlast a trend and create an atmosphere worthy of discussion. We choose high quality technicians to produce our prints and original work is all of a gallery standard. The same care & attention is given to all facets of our collection.
Paper Empire believes in creating and representing the best in quality and creativity.
We welcome you to contact us with any questions or arrange an appointment
Where to find us:
As a customer you will find everything we make on this website or visit the stockist page for our retail partners.
Design Industry / Trade:
Please email us with your trading details, name, location & website etc to get access to a wholesale pricing or email Therese to make an appointment.
We will exhibit at trade fairs TBC
See our current catalogue here.