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The Materialists X Paper

2017, 2018
Dutch Design Week 2017, OBJECT Rotterdam 2018, Milan Design Week 2018
Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Milan, Italy

The Materialists presents Paper

Directed & Curated by The Materialists (Woo Jai Lee, Maxime Benvenuto, Sooji Lee, Pao Hui Kao)
Participating Designers: Woo Jai Lee, Pao Hui Kao, Soyoun Kim, Seungbin Yang, Nai Dan Chang, Sooji Lee

Paper is one of the materials that is most used in our society. We trust in it like in no other materials. It carries our news, transfers our knowledge, legitimates our travels by train and plane, proves our identities, ensures the setting up of our laws, whispers our words of love; we even trust it to clean our most intimate parts.

Through this confidence, it has become the most produced material, hence the main source of waste as well. Often reduced to a simple sheet, the need for recycling prove that this vegetal pulp can be used in richer ways than just as a media for printed words and imageries.

The Designers played with the different aspects of paper, working in diverse experimental ways, in order to reveal some of this potential that our cultures and industries have left unravelled.