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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 object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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 was designed by Tracy Kendall

This object was donated by Tracy Kendall

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18715439/ |title=Sidewall, "In the White Room", 2008 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 October 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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