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Maria Paounova, Ivailo Mitev & Petar Kamenov

  • Punkt workshop
  • Furniture maker
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Master Artisan
Maria Paounova, Ivailo Mitev & Petar Kamenov Furniture maker
Bulgarian, English
By appointment only
+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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  • © 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

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

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

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