In Unfolded—Paper in Design, Art, Architecture and Industry paper conquers the third dimension and demonstrates the undreamed-of possibilities it holds today for lightweight construction, product design, fashion and art. From "Paper", the collection of bags by Stefan Diez, to Konstantin Grcic’s paper models and the scented paper garments of Issey Miyake, this book presents paper as a high-quality contemporary and ecological material. An enormous selection of projects, the lavish design and numerous illustrations provide designers with invaluable inspiration for their work. The content core of the book is a comprehensive list of state-of-the-art paper products and innovative paper technologies, supporting designers in their everyday work with detailed information on the "high-tech" material paper. From Japanese washi paper and paper foam, to ceramic paper and carbon fiber paper, Unfolded presents the latest in research and development, as well as the most important methods and technologies in handcrafts and industry.
Petra Schmidt is an independent author and consultant in Frankfurt am Main. She teaches theory of design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe (Academy of Design, Karlsruhe) and writes for art and design magazines such as art and Frame. After completing her degree in theater, film, and media studies in Frankfurt, she worked for various design firms and was editor in chief of the design journal form from 1999 to 2007. She is co-editor of the books Patterns and Patterns 2, Muster in Design, Kunst und Architektur, published by the Birkhäuser Verlag in 2005 and 2008, respectively. Nicola Stattmann has worked as an independent designer in Frankfurt since 2002. Her studio specializes in developing products that focus on the use of new materials and technologies. As an author, she has written for numerous design and architectural trade journals; she is also the author of the publications Handbuch Material Technologie (av Verlag, 2000) and Ultra Light Super Strong (Birkhäuser Verlag, 2003). Since 2001, she has taught at various universities at home and abroad as a visiting professor; she currently teaches in the Department of Industrial Design at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (University of Applied Sciences, Northwest Switzerland). www.nicolastattmann.com
Preface, How Paper Unfolds.- Projects.- Materials and Technologies.- Introduction, Innovative Paper and Manufacturing Processes for Intelligent Lightweight Construction.- Brief Descriptions / Biographies.- About the Authors / Acknowledgements.- Picture Credits.- Index.