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.

The Begining

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. 

The Studio

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.

The Collection

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.

We also attend Markit and The Big Design Market each year.


Design Industry / Trade:

We will be exhibiting again at Den Fair in Melb, June 2017. You are welcome to make an appointment in our Kensington studio to see current work or discuss a project. See our current catalogue here.



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.

       paper empire studio


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$7.50 delivery with tracking within Australia 

$2.50 on all greeting cards (*Aust Only No tracking)
Over $150.00 free delivery within Australia
$20.00 delivery to New Zealand & $35 standard International with tracking


We use local couriers & Australia Post with signature required for all Australian deliveries. If you cannot be available to sign for your order & request the parcel left in your letter box or at the front door, we do not take responsibility for loss or damage.
Specific delivery times or other delivery arrangements can not be guaranteed.
We provide all tracking details once your order is shipped.
Pick up from our Kensington Studio, Melbourne can be arranged by email.


Posters, Small prints & objects are shipped within 3 working days.
Larger limited edition prints (A2-A1-A0) ship in approximately 7 working days.
Original Art ship in approximately 7 working days.
Snowpuppe can take approx. 21 working days to ship & this depends on availability. Framed prints can take approx. 21 working days to ship.

Contact us prior to ordering if an item is required by a specific date or express post is required.