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, are being processed into one material. Embedded in brass, a small part of this ‘archive’ becomes wearable as jewellery.
The engraved code at the bottom of the jewel refers to the dimension of the sample plus the date of the used newspaper this particular piece of wood is made of.
‘Sample Series’ is available in five different sizes: Ø30, Ø40, Ø50, Ø70 and Ø110 mm. Every jewel comes in a nice packaging with a doublé necklace, a shine cloth and a piece of sandpaper.
Prices from €85,- to €185,- (depending on size)
NewspaperWood is a concept by Mieke Meijer, developed and licensed by Vij5. The product ‘Sample Series’ is a design by rENs commissioned by Vij5.