Competition: five copies of Unfolded to be won

We've got together with design journalist Petra Schmidt and materials expert Nicola Stattmann to give away five copies of their new book Unfolded - Paper in Design, Art, Architecture and Industry.

Pulished by Birkhäuser, the book covers a wide range of design projects from different disciplines in the first part, while the second part forms a reference resource explaining high-tech paper products and technologies.

Unfolded features work by designers including Stefan Diez, Konstantin Grcic and Issey Myake, and has been designed by German studio Pixelgarten.

This competition is now closed.

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page.

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Here's more from the publishers:


about the book

»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 paper garments of Issey Myake, 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.

Paper in Design, Art, Architecture and Industry
Petra Schmidt and Nicola Stattmann
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel;
1 edition (September 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3034600321
ISBN-13: 978-3034600323


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Congratulations to the winners! Sheena Garcia in the USA, Edward Wolkey in the UK, Jose Ruiz in Tenerife, Birgit Schmidt in the UK and Tomas Markevicius in Lthuania each win a copy.