HouseOfStopan

Heritage stationary pieces

Sofia, Bulgaria 225 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (39)

HouseOfStopan

Heritage stationary pieces

Sofia, Bulgaria | 225 Sales

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Announcement    After my latest exhibition on 24th of May I decided to reopen my Etsy shop and now all of the journals are again available for sale!

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Last updated on May 25, 2019

After my latest exhibition on 24th of May I decided to reopen my Etsy shop and now all of the journals are again available for sale!

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About HouseOfStopan

Sales 225
On Etsy since 2015
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About our Work

I am fascinated by pre-printing press book structures and incorporate much of their valuable properties into my designs. Most recently, I do my best to pay homage to the old Bulgarian decorative traditions and use them as a base, while at the same time barraging it with a bit of contemporary chaos.

Our Inspiration
I cherish the old bindings, made in monasteries by self-taught scribes. They managed to produce beautiful books that remain intact even centuries later. I admire the scale of these works, their rоugh structure, sincerity and undeniable toughness.

I strive to re-create their spirit from my point of view and the time I live in, to give breath to a severed tradition. I want the book to take part in one’s life, so I scale them down, make them comfortable to the hand and eye, build them tough with a vocation to become a most trusted and treasured companion in writing or reading. I strive to make a book one can rely on and bond with.

At the beginning of 2018, I was formally recognized by the Bulgarian National Craft Chamber as a master bookbinder. A goal I’ve been preparing for with constant trial and error, reading up literature and examining examples of bindings in our libraries’ special collections, trying to deconstruct the methods of their making.

My Father
A few months later, my father joined in and in his small jeweler’s workshop, he creates unique pieces of jewelery, pens, corners, clasps and fittings from precious metals. Again, working by traditional methods, each piece of metal worked by hand and of his original design.

We share the belief and somewhat the naivete, that the most sincere way to work is the old way – many hours spent in devotion to our chosen material.

Our Work and Clients
Each of us brings our own insights into our work, but we share the common goal of manifesting our vision of beauty and durability into book form.

The rugged pieces of stationary are handcrafted with longevity and significance in mind. We embrace roughness in the design, as we believe it strengthens the connection between the book and person. Each of us find ourselves in the positive as well as the negative.

Our clients are visionaries who wish to leave a trace of their history and acomplishments for the generations ahead. Our books help to create a very personal heritage piece, worthy of passing down.

Shop members

  • STOPAN

    Owner

    Master Bookbinder Member of the National Craftsman's Chamber of Bulgaria

  • Ivo Daskalov

    Maker, Designer, Silversmith

    Making and designing silver jewelry and ornaments for books.

Production partners

  • Ivo Daskalov

    Pleven, Bulgaria

    My dad. He is responsible for the beautiful silver accessories on the books.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 12, 2019
The perfect book for me is a very balanced combination of strong and beautiful, of regal stature and dark atmosphere, of masterwork quality and truly a reflection of its owner. The road to perfection is long and I walk towards it with passion and commitment.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Refund and Switching:

- If something happens to the package and it is not shipped to you, you should let us know in order to discuss how to proceed with the issue.
- If you reconsidered your purchase, you can send your item back at your expense and within 14 days of delivery, if the item was not used in any way, you can receive a refund.
Payment
Payment:

- Currently the shop can only accept payment via PayPal and Etsy Payments.
Shipping
Shipping:

- Shipping from Sofia, Bulgaria to the address you provide on your Etsy profile.

- The posting is made by registered priority mail, so you will receive a tracking number by which you can follow the route of your item.

Delivery:
Delivery time varies and there is a possibility for delay in customs.

- Delivery time within the EU is between 5 and 14 working days, depending on the country.
- For everywhere else the time for shipping is between 14 and 24 working days.
Additional policies and FAQs
- I do not accept custom orders.

- I am willing to reserve an item with a 24 hour warning beforehand.

- Please consider that some irregularities in the structure of the journals are an inescapable part of the handmade craft.