These patterned false eyelashes made of paper by Paperself are the latest addition to the range of designer goods on sale at our pop-up The Temporium in London next month. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12. Update: Paperself eyelashes will be on sale at The Temporium 2011 from 1-24 December at 65 Monmouth Street, London.
The lashes are inspired by the art of Chinese paper-cutting and come in a variety of designs, including deer antlers with butterflies perched on top.
The products come as either corner or full lashes.
The Temporium runs from 9-19 December at 221 Brompton Road, London SW3 2EJ. Click here for full details plus a list of participating designers and brands.
Here's some more information from Paperself:
Paper eyelashes are the newest addition to PAPERSELF. The papercut eyelashes concept is designed, developed and produced by PAPERSELF team.
Inspired by the art of Chinese paper-cutting, Eyelashes blend an element of traditional culture with contemporary design. Along with the uniqueness of the use of paper materials as well as the exquisite design, Pulse presented PAPERSELF eyelashes with the Norman Copenhagen Best Product Award in 2010.
Intricately cut and delicately pretty, the first collection are available in three styles, each infused with symbolic meaning rooted in Chinese culture: Horses: symbolic of success, Peony: for happiness and good fortune, Peach blossom: a symbol of love and romance.
Unique and expressive, Eyelashes come in two sizes: accentuate the corners of your eyes with the smaller lashes for a subtle daytime look, or make a statement with the full lashes for a special occasion.
“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
PAPERSELF is a London brand under Oaddx Ltd., which is a platform for looking into the innovative exploration of paper for contemporary product design.
The world has started to communicate by use of paper since the ancient Egyptians. It has bought continents closer together, educated millions and for centuries has provided a canvas for creation, experimentation and realization.
Paper is everywhere and now it is evolving into a new dimension with the launch of the London brand PAPERSELF in 2009. Chunwei Liao, the founder of new cardboard and paper design company, PAPERSELF, has united artists, designers and manufacturers from the East to the West to explore the beauty of paper in a creative, practical and eco-friendly way.
Challenging the conventions of product design, PAPERSELF has successfully introduced and launched their paper collections: paper eyelashes (2010), transformer table, lighting, and wallpaper (2009). In 2010, Pulse presented PAPERSELF with the Best Product Award. With this success and innovative attitude, PAPERSELF will continue to explore and develop any possibilities of paper usage across all the boundaries for eco-conscious living.
PAPERSELF is quickly gaining recognition for its inventive adaptations, having exhibited at numerous trade fairs and design forums across the globe, as well as being featured in some of the top international publications and online media. Continuing to expand and evolve, PAPERSELF looks to the future, seeking out new talent, transcending traditions and promoting the perception of paper through new eyes.
This is a beginning of a paper revolution.
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