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Crumpled, crinkled, wrinkled, scrunched, bunched, twisted. Playing with texture is fun and what easier material to distort than paper?

But wait, none of the following designs are what they appear to be. They trick your eyes and challenge your associations. Do you think the surface of that cushion is rough and would rustle when touched? Are the lights soft and malleable? Would you dent the cups more when you picked them up or crease those fragile bowls and bins?

How cool is this material contradiction?

Mellow Yellow Crinkled Paper Print Linen Cushion by Suzanne Goodwin

Like Paper Concrete Lights by Miriam Aust & Sebastian Amelung for DUA

(Photograph © Minu Lee)

Porcelain Crumpled Coffee Cups by Rob Brandt – Available in Australia through Safari Living

The Paper Series Porcelain bowls by Hayden Youlley

(Photograph © Amanda Prior)

Essey Plastic Waste Paper Basket – Available in Australia through Top3 by Design

Cotton and Linen Designer Crumpled Cushion by Xavier & MeMirror polished Stainless Steel Pantone Tray by George Jensen

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  1. yvette mundell #

    I have those cups and I love them. Really like the bowls too.

    July 12, 2012

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