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What is this?

This paper is composed of small overlapping rectangles of white paper in varying sizes sewn onto a white paper backing. These squares are sewn in horizontal rows evenly spaced several inches apart.

Why is this in our collection?

This piece of In the White Room is a recent production of a design realized in 2002, when it was first shown at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. The length is from a wallpaper series and could be used alone or in groups. It is one of several three-dimensional wallcoverings designed and produced by Tracy Kendall, a designer who does not believe walls need to be represented in two dimensions. Kendall began her wallpaper career in 1996, screen printing large-scale designs of feathers, plants, and cutlery. These panels could be used alone or in groups, and stood over seven feet tall. Her bespoke line of three-dimensional wallcoverings followed and includes this design as well as... more

This is a sidewall from United Kingdom. It is dated 2008 and we acquired it in 2008. Gift of Tracy Kendall.

This image is on display This object is currently on display in room 206 as part of Making Design.

Its medium is

cut and sewn paper on paper support

Its dimensions are

Overall: 371.3 x 55 cm (12 ft. 2 3/16 in. x 21 5/8 in.)

This object has been tagged:

This object was designed by Tracy Kendall

This object was donated by Tracy Kendall

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This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Sidewall, In the White Room, 2008 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 August 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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