It all started in the summer of 2012 when I made my first wooden lamp. I have always had a passion about creating and designing stuff, even graphic and game design, too. This summer my dad and I were redoing my sister's room and one day I had to go and buy a buck of latex to repaint the walls. In the store I went there were a lot of lighting fixtures - pendants, chandeliers, but what impressed me most were the desk lamps. I really liked some of them, and decided that when we finish with the painting I will make a special lamp to fit my sister's new room. And so I did. It had nothing to do with the lamps I currently make, but I will tell you about that later.
After I made my first lamp my girlfriend Aleksandrina really liked it, so I had to make a second one for her, but this time I changed the design a bit. And so other people saw the lamps and wanted to have their own - this is how the hobby turned into business. I couldn't just produce the lamps, I needed money for the supplies and later I even quit my job. With every next lamp they turned better and I always had new ideas to implement (and still have). A few months later and had an idea for a clock, so I made one, then a second, then a third, and so on. Now you can see various items in my shop, because I have numerous inspirations, but you have to know that all started with a lamp. In short this is how it all started.
At first I made all items at home but it wasn't the place to craft wood at all. Then, in February 2013, I took a garage and turned it into a nice workshop where I currently work. My girlfriend (she really helps me) and I had the first exhibition of Paladim handmade in April 2013 is Sofia, Bulgaria. The event motivated me even more, and this is what has always kept me going - people's admiration and gratitude. This is what is most important to me, I want everyone who buys an item from my shop to be satisfied and happy that he placed his or her order. This is how the story goes so far. I hope for success and more inspirations in future.
~ Dimitar Palanski
What are Paladim products made of?
All of our works are made of high-quality lime wood. Because of its' durability, flexibility and beauty, it is our best choice for raw material.
How are Paladim products made? Are they handmade?
Every item that goes out of the Paladim workshop is made to be great! And we always make sure of it. By taking good care of our smart and practical design and having a special love for details. Our products are each made by hand by somebody from the team. It starts from receiving your order, through making the item, and finally packing and shipping it to you. Safe and eco-friendly.
Do you ship worldwide? And is it safe?
You bet we do. From our workshop in Bulgaria we have shipped products to our clients from over 55 countries around the globe. Safe and fast. Production time for most of our products is 3 to 5 days. Then we ship via international priority airmail, which is reliable and fast. See more about how long shipping takes here.
Do you make custom orders?
It is our job as designers and crafters to always try something new and fresh. This is why if you want to have something custom made for you, let us know. We will discuss it, give you some options, and bring it to life! Contact us here.