Sidewall Tile, "V2", 2004 Molded recycled paper. Gift of MIO. 2005-7-1.
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?
These tiles are made from 100% post and pre-consumer recycled materials. When installed on your wall they can be painted, stenciled or left in the natural color. These tiles are available in 3 colors: grey (made from recycled newpaper), white and brown. When they are no longer needed they can again be recycled. This is one of the few "green" wallcoverings in existence. It is a clever and versatile design that shows a new use of old materials. It can be hung straight across or on the diagonal. It is reminiscent of the embossed papers that began appearing in the late 19th century, only in much higher relief.
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