Need a BOOKBINDER?
Book repairs and unique artisan bindings for your creative and literary projects. Australia-wide, based in Brisbane.
MULTI-AWARD WINNING BOOKBINDER
Book Restorations. Book Conservations.
Bindings & Covers For Print & Artistic Media.
RESTORATION & CONSERVATION
Exquisitely conserving and repairing your books, maps and documents for centuries to come.
Complement your limited edition books with contemporary, artistically-designed bindings.
Got a project that requires a rare embellishment? We can create exquisite folders, boxes and more.
The Journey to Master Craftsman
In the venerable European book binding tradition, the title Master Craftsman is awarded only to the crème de la crème. This lofty height is achieved only after a long journey, which starts as apprentice, progresses through journeyman, and ends with craftsman. The especially gifted craftsman who breaks new ground through outstanding skill forges new standards and stimulates new integrity in the craft. Thus emerges the Master Craftsman.
The Pohlmann Bindery is founded on the skills passed down through the centuries by Master Craftsmen who have established this noble craft. After his journeyman experiences in Europe, founder Fred Pohlmann developed an expertise now held in the highest regard, locally, nationally and internationally.
UNIQUE BINDING SKILLS
We use a wide variety of materials and binding styles, from modern to ancient binding techniques, to create unique and hand-crafted pieces to treasure.
Producing and publishing artists' books throws up tasks not met in normal book publishing areas. Friedhelm Pohlmann's experience as a Master Binder has proved invaluable to us. Not least of all is his talent for working with artists and creating bindings which become integral to the works.
Noreen Grahame, Director, Grahame Galleries + Editions
QUT library has used Pohlmann's bookbinding services for several years. We have found their staff to be reliable and committed to ensuring work of a consistently high quality.
Elizabeth Dolby, Serial Manager, Queensland University of Technology
I am writing to congratulate you for the work you have done in rebinding our 19th century volumes of NSW and QLD parliamentary papers. The standard of binding is, as always, excellent. Not only do they now have a very sound construction but their appearance also is truly pleasing to the eye.
Margaret O'Hagan, Fryer Memorial Library of Australian Literature, The University of Queensland Libraries