Vivant Fiori Paper • 4/5/07
I keep seeing cool paper over at Paper Mojo - the latest are these interesting holey “Fiori” papers. I wasn’t able to find an article that talks expressly about Fiori paper but apparently they are a type of Japanese unryu paper. I think Unryu translates to “Dragons in Clouds” or something like that - it’s a mulberry fiber paper made by swirling longer fibers in kozo pulp.
The holes that are in the paper are very interesting because they are actually reinorced eyelets punched into the paper. The material surrounding the eyelet is actually raised up around it, providing even more texture to the paper.
This type of design was made by Vivant, a Dutch designer well known for creating interesting types of paper. They come in sheets that are 27″ x 39″ and there are a bunch of different colors to choose from. Shown here is pink, but they also carry the Fiori paper in pretty pastels like lavender, light blue, pale yellow and pale green, along with orange red and white.