Every day, piles of newspapers are discarded and recycled into new paper. During her study at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003, Mieke Meijer devised a solution to use this surplus of paper into a renewed material: NewspaperWood. NewspaperWood shows a reversing of a traditional production process; not from wood to paper, but the other way around. Together with Vij5 the material and its production process was developed. When a NewspaperWood log is cut, the layers of paper appear like lines of a wood grain or the rings of a tree and therefore resembles the aesthetic of real wood. The material can be cut, milled and sanded and generally treated like any other type of wood.
Tessa Kuyvenhoven is one of the designers that made a product design inspired by and made with NewsPaperWood. This first collection was shown during the international furniture fair ‘Salone del Mobile’ in Milan in 2011.
project & productcollection: ontwerplabel Vij5
material design: Mieke Meijer
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