N A U T I L U S BOEKBINDERIJ EN RESTAURATIE ATELIER

"Pursue excellence, ignore success"(Deepak Chopra)

N A U T I L U S  -  boekbinderij en restauratie atelier is a small company offering  hand bookbinding and restoration services for private collectors and institutions. The company is owned and managed by Eliane Gomes and based in Haarlem, The Netherlands.  All restoration assignments are executed according to the European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers' Organisations (E.C.C.O.)  Ethical Codeapplying a minimal intervention approach in order to preserve the object's integrity, emotional and historical value. I am also a member of Restauratoren Nederland.

Bookbinding is an ancient craft that evolved along more than 3000 years and is still being practiced to present days.

 The field of book restoration is a relatively new discipline which includes an eclectic range of subjects, such as fine arts, science (chemistry, biology, technology), history, archaeology, design, mechanics, production, business insight and project management. This is in addition to the special skills necessary for its application. 

A professional book restorer needs to be a skilled hand bookbinder, and receive specialized training on the area of book and paper restoration. Therefore, not all bookbinders will necessarily be book restorers.

Parallel to restoration, I offer hand bookbinding services and solutions such as handmade portfolios, presence books, travel journals, documents and facsimile bindings,  antiquarian books and protective book boxes. I also offer the possibility of organizing small bookbinding workshops for adults or children.


My atelier has a limited production capacity: maximum of 20 books or/and boxes per project. If your project requires more unities, please send an email so we can discuss alternatives.

 

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PORTIFOLIO - You may download a sample of my restoration work by clicking the NAUTILUS icon on the left side. You will need Adobe Acrobat to open the document. For more updates check my Social Media (see contact details).


Slavonic Liturgical Book published in Russia during the reign of Empress Katherine II, the Great (1762 - 1796). The book received a comprehensive restoration service and all historical data, original material and binding technique have been kept and extensively recorded.

My book entry submitted to the Stichting Handboekbinden - International Miniature Book Competition at the Meermanno Museun, The Hague in 2017The book height follows the Bondy norm and it is only 3 inches - 7,6 cm tall, bound in German tradition spring-back style in full leather.

About the owner 

 

I am Eliane C. Gomes , bookbinder and book restorer, project manager and owner of the company. I am married and have been living in The Netherlands since 1998 after living and studying in Brazil, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.

I am a trained and certified paper and book restorer and hand bookbinder by the Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht - Art & Design College, The Netherlands. Due to the nature of the discipline I am constantly up-cycling my knowledge by attending courses, information days and master classes with internationally recognized bookbinders and institutions, like the University of Amsterdam and via Restauratoren Nederlands.

I  hold other degrees such as a B.Sc. in Business Administration;  S.H.A. Hotel Management Diploma (Switzerland) and Project Management Certification.  I have a wealth of experience in business related industries. You will find more about my full professional career, education and certifications via LinkedIn. 

 











Restoration of a parchment limp-binding book from 1717.

Winner of the book challenge from the book Collectief 14x14 (Belgium), with the theme "color" - 2018.