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Newspaper Wood

October 24, 2008

Reader David emailed to let us know about Dutch designer Mieke Meijer. A graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven, Mieke has devised a clever way to re-use newsprint. Using a roller, sheets of old newspapers are wound together to create a “log” of paper/wood. Special glue is used to create a material which has similar characteristics to wood, while retaining its Newspaperness.

I like how the cuts across the “grain” look like tree rings. Wonder if they are structurally able to be used as building materials?

You can see more of Mieke’s portfolio at www.miekedingen.nl

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