Sidewall Tile, "V2", 2004
Molded recycled paper. Gift of MIO. 2005-7-1.
- Manufactured by MIO
What is this?
Square tiles embossed to a depth of 2.5 inches. The embossing includes 2 protrusions in alternate corners, one triangular and one rounded. The tiles are a natural brown in color and can be installed in many different patterns on the wall or ceiling. Produced from 100% post and pre-consumer recycled paper.
Why is this in our collection?
Made from 100% pre- and post-consumer recycled materials, the V2 wall tile by MIO is one of the first environmentally-friendly wallcoverings in existence. When the tiles are installed on a wall they can be painted, stenciled, or left in their natural color. These tiles are available in three colors: grey (made from recycled newspaper), white, and brown. When they are no longer needed they can again be recycled. V2 is a clever and versatile design that shows a new use of old materials. It is reminiscent of the embossed papers that began appearing in the late 19th century, only in much higher relief If accepted for acquisition, MIO will provide the museum with a gift of a full carton of 12 tiles. This set of... more
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Looking Forward/ Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th- and 21st-Century Design, Friday, August 17, 2007 - Sunday, October 14, 2007