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WE'VE heard of papering the hall, but this takes it to a whole new level - because design students in Birmingham have got a new exhibition all wrapped up.

Quite literally. In brown paper to boot. Working flat out for 15 days, Birmingham City University students used 1,800 metres of paper to make three-metre high walls and intricate life-size models.

The university's Design for Performance degree is one of the longestrunning theatre design courses in the country, spanning 50 years.

The project is to mark 100 years of the Bauhaus art school - a German design movement started in 1919. Full-scale replicas of Bauhaus designer Oskar Schlemmer and characters have been painstakingly made from paper for the project.

But it is the walls that weave their own story. Design student Millie Watson says: "The walls are the main feature of the exhibition. They're based on the work of Anni Albers. She was a weaver so the point of the walls was to create a feature that looked as though each piece has been woven together. We've incorporated a few key features and stories from the Bauhaus into the objects around the exhibition. We've been working every single day 9am until 12 at night and I'm very much looking forward to going to bed now."

The project is on display to the public at the university's Parkside Building, and features a life-size replica of Schlemmer at his desk. The university chose the subject to "celebrate the collaborative, multi-disciplinary function of the school".

A replica of designer Oskar Schlemmer made out of paper

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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Feb 7, 2019
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