A very long time ago, in order to convey your feelings, a stone would be chosen. Depending on its shape, size, edges… the stone would have different meanings, for example, volcanic rocks would represent friendship while love was transmitted by heart-shaped rocks.
But it was essential to touch it, to squeeze it, to caress it according to your intention. The importance of this philosophy is not the stone itself, but the contact that strengthens the message. Thus, who received that stone, by squeezing it in hers or his hand, felt the feelings of the person who sent it. There was a transmission of energy.
That ancient philosophy is called “Ishibumi”. And it is what, today, guides and distinguishes my work.
I only use high quality papers.
For the interior, the best ones to write are: Munken Lynx, Seaweed paper, recycled paper, stone paper, kraft paper or artisan.
To embellish covers or folders I use Chiyogami paper (Japanese), Katazome (Japanese), Hanji (Korean), Lokta (Nepalese), Hindu, English paper, water paper (Italian), Amate (Mexican), Japanese papers (various) or papers 4 barbas (Spanish). Here you can read more about each one.
The fabrics are 100% cotton or silk.
I use mostly Japanese fabrics, liberty or obis.
Excluding non-noble materials.
Only using plastic in the card covers’s case.
Respecting the quality and beauty of each material.
I look for simplicity, almost minimalism, the chosen materials speak for themselves.
I transmit my energy throughout the production process.
This principle is present in the selection, in the design and in the realisation of every detail. That is why each of my products transport high doses of happiness and love to the person who receives it.
That is why I choose speciﬁc materials and processes, and not others.
Following with Ishibumi, my purpose requires that each Antara & Co product tell its own story. They are more than beautiful objects, because of their design, colors, materials … The process of selection and elaboration of every detail is done with a lot of care. Each product is the result of a deep search and investigation.
I choose the skins with a sustainable criteria.
Tanned made with long natural processes. Dyed with vegetable dyes.
Ecological or sustainable materials.
If you have to provide more body, for example, I use several layers of skin, instead of plastic. materials and elaboration.