Sep 10 2008

© Photos by Yiorgos Mavropoulos for Ozon Raw magazine

Issey Miyake designed nine work-in-progress pieces made from paper for the exhibition “XXIst Century Man”, held at 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo.  With regard to textiles he believes that in about fifty years time paper will be the only fibre still available. So Miyake and his team spent months exploring various types of paper and processing techniques. The clothes that have been donated to the ATOPOS cvc collection are the results of the many experiments conducted during the design process. They are made from industrial packaging paper and, like the textiles in the “Pleats Please” collection, the paper was pleated and handcrafted. Consequently, he donated these nine original and unique pieces to ATOPOS cvc, requesting only that they always be displayed as part of the collection.

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