newspaperwood at dutch design week 08
 
newspaperwood at dutch design week 08 newspaperwood at dutch design week 08
oct 23, 2008

newspaperwood at dutch design week 08

everyday, piles of newspapers are discarded and recycled into new paper. graduate of the design academy in eindhoven, mieke meijer has come up with a solution to use this surplus of paper. using a roller, pages of old newspaper are wound together very tightly to resemble a log of wood. special water soluble glue is used to adhere the pieces of paper to each other. the end result is a material which carries similar characteristics to that of wood and can be cut, milled and sanded. because the newspapers are rolled together, they also have the aesthetic of wood. when a newspaperwood log is cut, the layers of paper appear like lines of a wood grain or the rings of a tree.

newspaperwood can be cut on a saw the same way a log of wood can

a detail of the newspaperwood showing the numerous layers of newspaper which make a wood grain effect

when sliced length-wise and width-wise, the newspaperwood takes on the same aesthetic of regular wood

more mieke meijer: http://www.miekedingen.nl vij5: http://ontwerplabel.vij5.nl dutch design week: http://www.dutchdesignweek.nl — via bloesem, green light district, shapeways

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