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Paper tales from Haiti is a collection of animals for home decoration, made in papier-mâché with comics stripes and literary texts, designed by Giulio Vinaccia and Regine Fabious an Haitian designer, and produced by the Haitian group Caribbean Crafts (Port-au-Prince, about 400 craftsmen). 

The basic idea of Paper Tales is to create objects that could be “read” like a cartoon and at the same time stimulated the imagination in  the children’s rooms. After having found tons of old French and American comics, thrown in a garbage dump in Port aux Prince, we decided to recycle this paper, creating all kinds of animals. Each piece is unique, as it is made  entirely by hand from a series of comic books. Founded in 1990 Caribbean Crafts promotes employment in Haiti by training unskilled, but highly gifted craftspeople. Under the role of Magalie Dresse, Haitian industrial engineer from 2006 started to work with Haitian and international designers, developing new market outlets and product lines made from recycled materials like steel from used steel drums, paper from cement bags, glue from the starch of locally grown manioc, plastic bottles and gallon containers which are mainly sold in the U.S., Caribbean and Canada. Goodesign, Cascina Cuccagna, from 7 to 12 April 2014 (10-22h). Opening 7th April  at  18.00

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