Pack of four rolls quilted toilet paper with Penrose tiling

Made:
1997 in Aylesford
manufacturer:
Kimberly-Clark Limited

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Plastic pack of four rolls of quilted toilet paper with Penrose tiling embossed design, manufactured by Kimberly-Clark, Larkfield, Aylesford, Kent, England, 1997

Pack of four rolls of quilted toilet paper with Penrose tiling embossed design, manufactured by Kimberly-Clark, Larkfield, Aylesford, Kent, England, 1997

In April 1997 a writ was served against Kimberley-Clark Ltd for producing a Kleenex brand of quilted toilet tissue using Penrose tiling. David Bradley, the director of Pentaplex Ltd, a company set up to develop products based on Sir Roger’s work, said: ‘When it comes to the population of Great Britain being invited by a multi-national to wipe their bottoms on the work of a Knight of the Realm without his permission then a last stand must be made!’

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Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1997-2095
Materials:
cardboard, paper (fibre product), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
type:
toilet paper
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Dr Peter Morris
status:
Permanent collection

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