Fedrigoni at DRUPA 2012

Fedrigoni at DRUPA 2012

When Italian paper manufacturer Fedrigoni exhibited at DRUPA – Europe's largest printing and paper fair – the temptation was to design a stand using contractors' favourites like illuminated Perspex, glossy laminates and painted surfaces to finish the display's structure.

Instead, Thomas Manss & Company chose to turn the entire stand into a giant paper swatch: walls were covered in sheets from the latest range of Fabriano Cocktail papers, the 'art' in the meeting rooms – another case of paper doing the talking; even the doors were turned into a tactile displays letting visitors experience the beautiful texture of the company's fine paper offering.

The hero of the show firmly established, individual displays showed off the ideas and elaborate production techniques that turn beautiful ingredients into finished objects of desire.

Client information

Fedrigoni Group

Fedrigoni Group is one of Europe’s largest and most established special paper enterprises. With approximately 2,000 members of staff, the Group manufactures and distributes a wide range of fine quality, technically advanced paper and paper-related products. Through a network of distribution partners, Fedrigoni Group delivers to customers in more than 100 countries.

Giuseppe Fedrigoni founded his first paper mill in 1717 and the business has been in the family ever since, becoming properly industrial in 1888. Now in its fifth generation of family ownership, the Group continues to take the long-term view of the future.

Fedrigoni Cartiere

Fedrigoni Cartiere is a specialist paper company targeting the communication graphics and converting industries. Since its foundation in 1888, Fedrigoni has specialised in fine paper for printing, editing, labels, bookbinding, packaging and paper products.

While this remains very much at the heart of the business, the company continually creates new paper processes and technologies that satisfy the ever changing aesthetic and technical demands of the market.