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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 is a sidewall tile from United States. It is dated 2004 and we acquired it in 2005. Gift of MIO. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

molded recycled paper

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 30.5 x 30.5 x 5.7 cm (12 x 12 x 2 1/4 in.)

This object was manufactured by MIO

This object was donated by MIO

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18701049/ |title=Sidewall Tile, "V2", 2004 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=27 November 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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