wanda barcelona designs paper palace for modemethode exhibit wanda barcelona designs paper palace for modemethode exhibit
apr 29, 2015

wanda barcelona designs paper palace for modemethode exhibit

wanda barcelona designs paper palace for modemethode exhibit
image © david ertl




in celebration of over 50 years of outstanding work for the likes of chanel, fendi, and his own brand, karl lagerfeld is honored at bundeskunsthalle in bonn, germany. the exhibition, named ‘modemethode’, was partially designed by paper art studio wanda barcelona. for their portion, paper palace, more than 40,000 paper cutouts were hung amidst the hand-chosen garments, suspended from 10,000 strands of cotton thread. precious foliage pours out of columns made from sketch pads positioned about the floor. 12 lateral barrel vaults, six central vaults, and a massive dome transform the 3,400ft2 hall into a palace of paper. the show will be at bundeskunsthalle until the end of september. 

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the exhibition honors the fashion designer’s creative process 
image © david ertl 

40,000 pieces of cut paper compose the vaulted ceiling
image © david ertl

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lagerfeld has spent his life designing for chanel, fendi, and his own brand KARL LAGERFELD
image © david ertl 

each dress floats on a white pedestal
image © david ertl 

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detail of dress
image © david ertl 

shapes spring from stacks of sketch pads on the exhibition floor 
image © wanda barcelona 

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cut paper detail 
image © scissor ella



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