Sample Series

RENS together with Vij5

“Together with the Framed cabinet and the Tabloid Tables, the Sample Series jewellery represents the introduction of the NewspaperWood material in the Vij5 collection. The jewellery is specially designed around this unique material, focusing on the details and its distinct appearance.

We selected Renee and Stefanie (RENS) as one of the first designers to work with the material. Funny enough we turned out to become direct neighbours with our studios for a few years too! We really liked their in depth research based approach to the material, celebrating in full its aesthetic qualities.”

– Arjan & Anieke

ABOUT

A series of handmade jewellery, specially designed around the material NewspaperWood, focussing on the details and individual value of each piece of the material. The NewspaperWood parts are being held by a brass or stainless steel ring, in which the dimension of the circle and the date of the used newspaper for that particular piece of wood are engraved as a code.

RENS, the designers of the Sample Series jewellery, regards NewspaperWood as an archive made of characters, words, sentences and stories. The archiving, storage and filing of information is articulated in their design as well as in the NewspaperWood material itself. Stories from one newspaper, one day, processed into one material. Embedded in brass or stainless steel, a small part of the archive becomes wearable as jewellery. Taking a closer look, characters or sometimes even words appear!

NewspaperWood is a contemporary material that complies with the Circular Economy: an existing production process is reversed by creating wood out of paper. Waste materials from the paper industry are turned into a high-quality material that bears resemblance to real wood. Countless layers of left-over and misprinted papers, pressed and cut into a veneer, provide the material with a wood-like grain and growth rings. The specific character of NewspaperWood is determined by the visible traces of printed texts, photos, ads and graphic elements of the original paper. The material was originally conceived by Dutch designer Mieke Meijer.

This product is made with the original NewspaperWood material. More information on this material can be found here: www.NewspaperWood.com

SPECIFICATIONS

design by RENS (Renee Mennen & Stefanie van Keijsteren)

in collection since 2011

dimensions Ø 30, Ø 40, Ø 50, Ø 70 and Ø 110cm, necklace 90 cm

material The NewspaperWood parts are being held by a brass or stainless steel ring, in which the dimension and date of the used newspaper for that particular piece of wood are engraved as a code on the bottom.

  • Gold/brass version: NewspaperWood , brass, gold-plated necklace.
  • Silver/stainless steel version: NewspaperWood , stainless steel, solid silver necklace.

availability In stock in size Ø 70 and Ø 110cm. Other sizes only available from 10 pieces per order. Unfortunately it is not possible to produce this jewellery custom made. The engraved date is based on availability only.

DESIGNER

Vij5 designer rENs

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