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
A series of distinctive cupboards, specially designed around the material NewspaperWood, characterised 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
(veneered NewspaperWood on a carrier of grey board, 100% recycled paper)
- 1 door (displayed in RAL 9002 grey white)
with 12 NewspaperWood panels
- 2 doors horizontal (displayed in RAL 9002 grey white, RAL4009 pastel violet and RAL 1000 green beige)
with 18 NewspaperWood panels
- 2 doors vertical (displayed in RAL 6021 pale green)
with 21 NewspaperWood panels
- 3 doors horizontal (displayed in RAL 9002 grey white and RAL 7036 platina grey)
with 24 NewspaperWood panels
- 3 doors vertical (displayed in RAL 9002 grey white)
with 30 NewspaperWood panels
- 2 x 2 doors (displayed in light blue RAL 5012 and RAL 3022 salmon red)
with 30 NewspaperWood panels
colour standard produced in RAL 9002 grey white, other colours on request.
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