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‘NewspaperWood’ by Mieke Meijer and Vij5 (NL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 17.05.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'NewspaperWood' by Mieke Meijer and Vij5

‘NewspaperWood’ is an ingenious upcycled material developed by the young designer and Eindhoven-graduate Meike Meijer who by gluing together multiple layers of old newspapers has reversed the traditional process of paper-making.

'NewspaperWood' by Mieke Meijer and Vij5

The new versatile material, which can be treated like any type of natural wood, has been employed in a number of prototype designs created for the Vij5 collection.

'From A to Z' table and stool by Greetje van Tiem for Vij5 made from 'NewspaperWood'

Among the products shown earlier this year at Ventura Lambrate in Milan were ‘From A to Z’ table and stool by Greetje van Tiem, ‘Framed’ cabinet by Breg Hanssen, ‘Reading Light’ by Christian Kocx, ‘Paper Frames’ by Ontwerpduo, ‘Press to open’ cabinet by Floris Hovers, ‘United’ stool by Tessa Kuyvenhoven and a ‘Display Cabinet’ and a collection of circular pendants called ‘Sample Series’ by Renee Mennen and Stefanie van Keijsteren of rENs.

Detail of the 'From A to Z' table by Greetje van Tiem made from 'NewspaperWood'

'Framed' cabinet by Breg Hanssen for Vij5 made from 'NewspaperWood'

'Sample Series' pendants by rENs for Vij5 made from 'NewspaperWood'

'Reading Light' by Christian Kocx for Vij5 made from 'NewspaperWood'


to Vij5 website


to Mieke Meijer’s website

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai ‘NewspaperWood’ by Mieke Meijer and Vij5 (NL)