The Foundation

“Paladim” Foundation is devoted to educate and inspire youngsters from all ages about creativity, learning and giving their gift to the world. We aspire to motivate young people who are willing to learn and motivate them to grow as individuals.

Change is inevitable and it always starts from within. We want them to get curious about the world and encourage the youth of this generation to take charge of their own lives and change the world in the process. As Gandhi have said “If you want to change the world, start with yourself”. We encourage them to focus on strengthening the body and mind in devotion to living a better life. Not only for ourselves, but for our community, environment and our mutual home, planet Earth. Yes, we will not change the world today or tomorrow, but we are already taking steps towards a better future. These are some of the activities we are involved in:

Host meetings with students from schools and universities, where we discuss a range of topics - environment, creativity, human relations, business, finances, books and many more. We believe that these meetings are highly beneficial for the students and empowers them to think outside of the box.

Our organization is a strong believer in the saying “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”. We plant trees in urban regions and gather volunteers for a noble cause. As we plant trees and learn about the importance of our environment, we take the opportunity to meet new people, share mutual interests and hopefully ignite friendships. We are driven to raise awareness about nature and the crucial role it plays in our lives. It is unique and beautiful, which is why we cannot stay indifferent. As cities grow bigger and forests are cut, it is our duty as citizens of the world to make a change.

Host workshops for building bird houses, feeding animals and environmental care. People who are attracted to what we do come to our workshops to listen as we share our knowledge in woodworking and show it in practice. We try to stir their imagination and inspire everybody that what You do matters.

Organise outdoor activities and games for smaller children. We encourage them to play with each other and learn something new. Movement frees the mind and the body.

Everyday at the Paladim Workshop we use our imagination to visualize the ideas we have, and later on, materialize them using wood and our craftsmanship skills. What an exciting process it is to watch how a piece of wood turns into that beautiful vision you had at first - a desk lamp or maybe a wall clock. An old lightbulb becomes a stylish vase. Our creations are beautiful as they are, because we love everything we do and we make it with passion.

There are many stages of our work that remain unseen in the finished products. When finished, our items look simpler than they really are and many people do not realize how much effort was put into it.  We have worked tirelessly to satisfy our customers and create something that is appreciated by thousands of people. We are proud to bring happiness and grateful we can make a change.

 

Inside the Paladim workshop

An old garage that was used as a storagehouse, this is what our workshop used to be. However we are proud to have made many changes and improvements, so we can work easier and better on our designs. After all, we spend most of our days here and it has to be a cool place to be.

Dimitar and Davis, Paladim      

 

How it's made

Our friends from WEARE Creative Group came to visit us and made a short video of a Kran desk lamp being made. Secrets and tools of our sorcery revealed!

 

How it all started...

Dimitar here. First, I should tell you that I have been creating and making things since ever.

As a kid I used to take toys apart and use their components to create my own R2D2s and some fancy gadgets (which almost never worked as planned...). Then it was time to make some bigger projects, like rebuilding bikes (surprise - a BMX tyre works on a mountain bike!). And after that, it was the IT period, when I started programming computer games and started exploring the world of graphic design.

Then, during my second year in the University of National and World Economy (UNWE, Sofia, got my bachelor's degree in HR there), I decided I should have a home-built lamp. And so I did. It didn't turn very nice and I had to make another one, and then I had an idea for a third one and there the story goes on... A lot of work, loud noises at home (hammering and cutting wood planks, my sister hated it...) and there was the first sale. A few months later I moved to our current workshop and started working together with my brother Svetoslav. In a few words, this is how it all began. I only hope for the best of Paladim and I am sure we'll keep progressing.

Since 2012 we have developed many projects, of which only the best ones survived. We have shipped over 2000 items in 52 countries around the globe and we keep on improving our work.

We have always strived to provide well-designed products of good use and quality, that will stand the test of time. And most important, we combine modern style and wood in our own Paladim style. So go ahead, make a nice addition for your home or office, be creative!

 

Dimitar Palanski
founder, designer

 

Svetoslav Palanski
event manager, designer

Davis Nikolov
designer

 

WWF support

By ordering from us you help us support the WWF together. We make decent monthly donations to WWF-Bulgaria, small changes make a difference.
Get to know about how WWF works and help build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature on their website.

Доставка и връщане

FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

We offer free worldwide shipping for all orders.

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

All of our products are made to order. Usually we are fast and furious in the workshop and between 2-4 are enough to complete almost any product. In case of any expected delays we will let you know about it.
After your products are finished we will ship according to what you specify at checkout - Free International Priority Airmail, or Express Mail Service (EMS) that is paid. Once shipped, packages are delivered as follows:

1) Europe
- Standard Free Shipping - made to order in 2-4 business days + delivery within 5-10 business days
- Express Shipping (EMS) - made to order in 2 business days + delivery within 3-5 business days

2) USA & Canada
- Standard Free Shipping - made to order in 2-4 business days + delivery within 10-15 business days
- Express Shipping (EMS) - made to order in 2 business days + delivery within 4-7 business days

3) Worldwide
- Standard Free Shipping - made to order in 2-4 business days + delivery within 15-20 business days
- Express Shipping (EMS) - made to order in 2 business days + delivery within 4-7 business days

Address Info

Please ensure that you have provided us with the correct delivery address when placing your order. If an order is returned to us because the address given to us is incorrect, you will be responsible for paying postage again. Make sure you are using your street address and not a P.O. box number.
If an order is returned to us because the package was unclaimed, you will be responsible for paying postage again.

Customs & Duties

When a package is shipped internationally, it may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country. We are not liable for any import tax or duty charges issued by your country's national import office. Such charges are issued to the recipient and are not controlled by Paladim in any way.

Import taxes and taxes vary from country to country and they depend on the value of your order. If in doubt please contact your local customs office.

 

RETURNS

Every product that leaves our workshop is made to impress. We take pride in our work and if you are not happy with your order for any reason, we'll make things right. We offer free returns on all orders returned within 14 days of receipt, excluding our custom creations.

Return Policy

In the event that you are not completely satisfied with your order we will be happy to offer you a full refund. Returned item(s) must be in a new and unworn condition with no marks and all packaging intact. We cannot accept any damaged items; any such items will be returned to the purchaser at their own cost. We are unable to offer a refund on any custom made builds.

Returns received after the 14-day time frame will not be accepted and will be returned to the purchaser at their own cost. All correctly returned items will be credited to the original payment method, less any taxes, delivery or import duties incurred in delivery.