Producing new materials out of waste regenerates seemingly useless resources. The raw material becomes a hybrid, able to perform within multiple surroundings and for multiple purposes.

NewspaperWood, developed by Mieke Meijer in 2003, uses a special method of layering to manufacture wood-like structures from old newspapers. Through innovations in the production process, NewspaperWood has recently evolved into a paper-thin material. Folding techniques reinforce the material whilst providing an aesthetic that corresponds with its origin.