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Maria Paounova, Ivailo Mitev & Petar Kamenov

Maria Paounova, Ivailo Mitev & Petar Kamenov Furniture maker
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Bulgarian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+359 888235320
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Giving discarded objects a new life

  • • Three friends from school share a passion for upcycling
  • • They feel old furniture is an exceptional resource for high quality materials
  • • The beauty of their objects lies in their uniqueness

You may see these items on any regular day on the street in Sofia: the side of a garbage container, parts of a chair, a partially dismantled bookcase, a door frame, even a couch. Usually these things would go unnoticed and forgotten forever, unless saved by Punkt. Ivailo Mitev, Maria Paоunova and Petar Kamenov formed their upcycling workshop in 2010, located in a former factory. A rarity in Bulgaria, they are the go-to artisans for anyone in need of a unique, upcycled masterpiece for the home. Apart from the streets, they gather their 'treasures' from second-hand shops and attics and basements of people who need to get rid of old belongings.

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Works

  • © Burria Pandova
  • © Geo Karl Pavlov
  • © Geo Karl Pavlov
Photo: © Burria Pandova
Striped Chair

This chair was handcrafted from parts of six different chairs found on the streets of Sofia.

Height 74 cm
Width 50 cm
Depth 41 cm

Maria Paounova, Ivailo Mitev & Petar Kamenov Furniture maker
Photo: © Geo Karl Pavlov
Packed Armchairs

These chairs were made of parts from different armchairs found on the streets.

Height 77 cm
Width 65 cm
Depth 60 cm

Maria Paounova, Ivailo Mitev & Petar Kamenov Furniture maker
Photo: © Geo Karl Pavlov
The Couch

This couch was handcrafted from a recycled armchair. It was split in the middle, stretched with steel and upholstered with leather from a second-hand jacket and cotton.

Height 85 cm
Width 200 cm
Depth 60 cm

Maria Paounova, Ivailo Mitev & Petar Kamenov Furniture maker

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