From wood, to paper, to wood again

Every day, stacks of newspapers are discarded and recycled into new paper. NewspaperWood by Studio Mieke Mijer for Vij5 is a way to use this surplus paper by making an innovative material. NewspaperWood reverses a traditional production process; not from wood to paper, but from (news)paper to wood.
When a NewspaperWood log is cut, the layers of paper appear like wood grain or growth rings of a tree and therefore resemble the aesthetics of real wood. The material can be cut, milled and sanded and generally treated like any other type of wood.

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