Key facts

Product:
Sample Series
Family:
Sample Series
Manufacturer:
Vij5
Designer:
rENs
Architonic ID:
1191899
Country:
Netherlands
Launched:
2011
Groups:
Living room/Office acces...-Wall decoration

Concept

“NewspaperWood is a new material based on a concept by Mieke Meijer, developed together with and licensed to the Dutch designlabel Vij5. NewspaperWood returns newspapers, which are made of wood, into wood again. 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.”

rENs regards NewspaperWood as an archive made of characters, words, sentences and stories. The archiving, storage and filing of information is articulated in the design of their products as well as in the NewspaperWood material.

Stories from one newspaper, one day, processed into one material. Embedded in brass, a small part of the archive becomes wearable as jewel- lery. Taking a closer look, characters or sometimes even words appear!

The jewels are available in five diameters; from 30mm to 110mm. The code on the bottom is the diameter plus the date of the newspaper this par- ticular piece of wood is made of. The NewspaperWood parts are being held by a brass ring, a gild necklace is included.

NewspaperWood is a new material based on a concept by Mieke Meijer, developed together with and licensed to the Dutch designlabel Vij5.

dimensions | Ø 30, Ø 40, Ø 50, Ø 70 and Ø 110cm
material | NewspaperWood, brass, goldplated necklace. The dimension and the date of the used newspaper are engraved in the brass