Project 16 is no ordinary paper promotion. Italian paper manufacturer Fedrigoni and Thomas Manss & Company joined forces to bring together 16 of the world's leading book designers and 16 of the finest papers available for book production. The aim was to turn 16 sections, with 16 pages each, into a must have item for designers and publishers alike. Material choices and elaborate production techniques combine to create a showcase that instantly becomes an object of desire.
The first of two volumes was presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012 and features Dutch Studio Joost Grootens, Germany's Rainer Groothuis, Italy's Elyron, the Spanish duo Sánchez/Lacasta, Lebanese designer Kameel Hawa, Frédéric Teschner and Wijtntje Van Rooijen & Pierre Péronnet from France and Thomas Manss & Company's contribution inspired by Edwin Abbott Abbott's Victorian novella ’Flatland’. This satirical take on the English class system equates each class to a geometric shape – a designer's read if ever there was one.