Breg Hanssen together with Vij5
“Together with the Sample Series, the Framed cabinet represents the introduction of the unique NewspaperWood material in the Vij5 collection. The cabinet is literally designed around the material and is a true tribute to NewspaperWood.
We met Breg because he was one of the first designers we selected to work with the material. And we’re happy we did because we really liked his pragmatic approach to the material, without ignoring its poetic qualities.”
- Arjan & Anieke
For this project we collected several coloured newspapers as a starting point and got in contact with four different newspapers. This experiment shows that all over the world residual material is available in various colours, transferring its own unique identity onto our material.
Through this, Vij5 introduces a new colour palette for special editions of the products Framed, Tabloid Tables and Sample Series. By using the coloured NewspaperWood as a starting point and colouring the supporting materials, this intervention creates an interesting visual impact.
A series of distinctive cupboards, specially designed around the material NewspaperWood, characterized by a sound and finely detailed construction.
NewspaperWood is a new material invented by Mieke Meijer, developed together with the Dutch design label Vij5 and now produced and distributed by a new NewspaperWood company. It returns newspapers, which are made from 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 resemble the aesthetic of real wood.
Breg Hanssen, the designer of the Framed cabinet, was fascinated especially by the indeterminable but distinct colour of the NewspaperWood material. To emphasize this quality he decided to incorporate NewspaperWood into a piece of furniture by combining it with contrasting colours. With this he literally ‘frames’ the material in coated steel. The cabinets are build out of a solid steel frame which can be delivered in different variations and colours.
This product is made with the original NewspaperWood material. More information on this material can be found here: www.NewspaperWood.com
design by Breg Hanssen
in collection since 2011
material steel frame, NewspaperWood panels with veneered NewspaperWood on cardboard.
- 2 doors wide x 2 doors high
with 30 NewspaperWood panels
- 2 doors wide x 1 door high
with 18 NewspaperWood panels
- 3 doors wide x 1 door high
with 24 NewspaperWood panels
- 1 door wide x 3 doors high
with 30 NewspaperWood panels
- 1 door wide x 2 doors high
with 21 NewspaperWood panels
- 1 door wide x 1 doors high
with 12 NewspaperWood panels
NewspaperWood is the result of a study project of Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Mieke Meijer. After partnering with Vij5 and the presentation of the material at its infancy in 2011, the material underwent a long development... Read More