Why You Should Cover Your Table in Toiletpaper


When Italian art provocateur Maurizio Cattelan and fashion photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari launched their text-free glossy magazine Toiletpaper in 2010, we were stunned and endlessly entertained by its twisted humor and explosive imagery. Needless to say, each new issue earns prime placement on our coffee table. We're thrilled to learn that the artists have teamed up with Italian homewares brand Seletti and the Museum of Modern Art in New York to bring the aesthetic of Toiletpaper to the dinner table with a new collection of dishes, mugs, and tablecloths, aptly named "Seletti Wears Toiletpaper."


Dressed with visual puns, not-so-subtle metaphors, and artful provocative imagery, they're just the thing to kick off an inappropriate dinner party. "We think Toiletpaper is a brand that is applicable to different objects: magazines, books, plates, mugs, and tablecloths," says Cattelan. "Pierpaolo and I are like sadistic scientists: everything around us can be infected by the 'TP' virus." We can't to see what products they'll tackle next -- toilet paper, perhaps?


[caption id="attachment_42420" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Mug Cattelan Fingers Fingers Mug, $20, MoMA Store.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_42422" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Tablecloth Cattelan Insects Insects Tablecloth, $38, MoMA Store.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_42423" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Bitten Soap Bitten Soap, $15, MoMa Store.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_42421" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Plate Cattelan I Love You I Love You Plate, $22, MoMA Store.[/caption]
Head to MoMA Store to shop the full collection. Would you put these tabletop pieces in your home? Tell us what you think in the comments. Photographs: Courtesy of Seletti