Vij5 \Reading Light

Reading Light
Christian Kocx together with Vij5

Christian combines technique and functionality with NewspaperWood: a reading light and newspaper holder all in one. The light switches on as soon as the rolled up newspaper is removed, allowing it to be read conveniently. When the newspaper has been put back into place, the light will switch off.

The steel tube holds the NewspaperWood which is 'routed' to create a marbled effect on the outside. The lightning included is a LED light which turns on and off by inserting a rolled newspaper in the core.


NewspaperWood is a new material invented by Mieke Meijer, developed together with the Dutch designlabel Vij5 and now part of a new NewspaperWood company.