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NewspaperWood (KrantHout)

An environmental conscience and a serve of good old Dutch courage has seen a novel reuse of discarded Newspaper spearheaded in Eindhoven City, Holland.

2009 Dutch Design Award Winners - Vij5, have collaborated with the very clever Mieke Meijer to develop an altogether new material for construction and manufacturing made entirely from renewable resources.

Using pre-loved papers they tightly bind the printed sheets with a unique rolling technique developed in conjunction with a leading Dutch Newspaper.  The result is a high density NewspaperWood "Log" that can be cut, milled, sanded and generally treated like any other type of wood.

The blending of the print when in sliced plank sections mimics the grain of timber beautifully.

A reversing of a traditional production process; not from wood to paper, but the other way around.

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