the Art of Papermaking

For 40 years, I have been crafting paper in the Netherlands. My passion for the art of papermaking is reflected in every sheet I create.

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my name is

De Hoop

For over 40 years, I have devoted my life to the art of papermaking in the Netherlands. Crafting each sheet by hand using traditional techniques, I strive to create something truly unique and beautiful. But my work is about more than just aesthetics; it is also about sustainability.

I believe in using natural, locally sourced materials and using waste wherever possible to create paper that is both beautiful and environmentally responsible.

I hope to share my passion for papermaking with others and help them understand the beauty and significance of this timeless art form.

marieke de hoop

since 40 years

I am making paper with love


In my lab, PapierLab Rotterdam, I help people develop and try their ideas. Here are some interesting projects I was involved in.

Asparagus Lumen
Marieke de Hoop & Rik van Veen
Our newest heritage: Paper making in Rotterdam
Since November 2022 we have been added to the inventory...
Paper from Columbian coffee bags
December 2022. One week research on fibers of used coffeebags...

a place to experiment

PapierLab Rotterdam

In Papierlab Rotterdam, we experiment & learn together about paper making, and try new ideas for more sustainable material creation.

Do you want to join our workshops in Papierlab?

The theater performance that connects your guests.

Connect through paper. The origami theater offers inspiring animation that touches everyone’s heart. This mini-theater seeks to connect people through the principle of sharing from Japanese culture. Be challenged to draw a wish, fantasy, or dream on paper. Rest assured; there is an artist hidden in every person. Give the drawing to the theater and discover a world of paper.

Harmonious hands, a will of their own, dancing to the rhythm of soft music. Step by step and then in a flick of the wrist, the paper is folded into an animal, flower, or another origami figure.

I teach and help people to create new ideas and materials for their projects.

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