NewspaperWood by Vij5 and Mieke Meijer

NewspaperWood by Vij5 and Mieke Meijer flips the idea of materials on its head. Instead of using wood as a source to make paper, NewspaperWood uses the paper to make wood! The design was Meijer’s project at the Design Academy Eindhoven, who decided it was time to create something useful from old newspapers that no one wanted.

For the launch in Milan at Salone, Vij5 invited some designers to create products using the NewspaperWood materials. Here are a few examples:

Desk by Greetje van Tiem

Cabinet by Breg Hanssen

Frames by Ontwerpduo

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Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.