Before launching card and stationery business Papier, Taymoor Atighetchi worked as an antiques dealer on London’s Portobello Road, and later as a management consultant. His family has been working in antiques for years – his surname translates to antique dealer in Farsi – and he describes the experience as cementing his deep love for art and design. Years working at a major strategy consulting firm also developed Atighetchi’s branding expertise and, he says, taught him key lessons about how businesses grow and develop.
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As the business unveils a major rebrand, founder Taymoor Atighetchi shares how he’s spent the last six years building a category-defining stationery brand