In the book Papiro-logía, the new paradigm of circular design is presented in an innovative and clearly understandable way, using sound scientific terminology. It also delves into the possibility of establishing an interdisciplinary paper furniture supply chain while reporting on new approaches to design education—a result of knowledge exchange among the expert and scientific partners of the project. This is one of the pioneering examples of a type of work that attempts to actively influence the prevailing mentality in order to accelerate the development of circular design, while summarising the objectives of ongoing efforts to minimise waste, the basic purpose of which is to reduce resource extraction. Serving as a reference and supplemental material for university-level studies, it can contribute to the understanding of the principles of circular economy. This also makes it a practically essential reading for the wider professional community—having been acquainted with the topic, they can focus on educating the general public.
Dr Boštjan Bugarič
The monograph Papiro-logía: Circular Design and the Use of Paper in Interior Design represents a significant contribution to development and innovation in renewable materials in the circular economy. The examples it presents provide an important springboard for further research in this field. The monograph illustrates wonderfully how important interdisciplinarity is in the creation of new knowledge. In a time when great international efforts are dedicated to increasing the utilisation of renewable materials and finding ways to use them in products designed according to the cradle-to-cradle concept, the significance of this monograph extends beyond national boundaries.
Dr Andreja Kutnar