Unfolded: Made with Paper
Exhibition catalog for Unfolded: Made with Paper, an exhibition held at the Chicago Design Museum which explored the unique properties of paper, as well as the diverse applications of paper as a means and an end in the work of contemporary designers and artists.
While we are undoubtedly living in an era of digital technology, with more and more aspects of our lives playing out on screens, paper remains unparalleled in its importance and usefulness in design. Today’s designers, artists, and architects rely heavily on paper-based materials in the development, communication, and presentation of their ideas. Inspired by Container Corporation of America’s 1967 exhibition Made with Paper, Unfolded explores how paper endures as a a material that is seamlessly and transparently intertwined with our lives.
Includes an interview with Paul J. Smith, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Contemporary Craft by Tanner Woodford, Chicago Design Museum Director.
The exhibition included works by 3st (Thirst), Alexander Skoirchet, Anna Filbert, Anna Mort, Art Paul, Barbara Cooper, Béatrice Coron, Bob Faust, Bobby Reichle, Bradford Hansen-Smith, Brian Bailey, Brian Steckel, Carly Faye Smith, Chad Kouri, Christian Saucedo, Cody Hudson, Coralie Gourguechon, Crew Potter, Daniel Le, Debbie Millman, Department of Scale, Eric Wolinsky, Hey J Min, Jason Michael Barrera, Jenna Blazevich, John Greiner, John Terdich, Joseph Michael Essex, Josh Grotto, Julie VonDerVellen, Karah McGeown, Ken Ragsdale, Kendall Bruns, Kitemath, Martin Venezky, Michal Janicki, Pegah Ahmadi, Pouya Ahmadi, Reina Takahashi, Renata Graw, Richard Shipps, Steve Messam, Trisha Martin, Yoonshin Park, Yuge Zhou, and Zim & Zou.
Designed by Nick Adam
Published by the Chicago Design Museum