Swedish designer Andrej Malinin uses recycled newspaper and colorful paper waste to create a strong, compostable material that resembles wood. By gluing together hundreds of paper layers using a water-based product, he turns paper back to wood. We spotted Malinin’s “Back to Wood” project at an Eco-creative contestthat won him a space within this years’ Milan Design Week.

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Dubbed “Newspaper Wood”, this sustainable material was previously seen in the work of Dutch Vij5 and RCA graduate Pia Wustenberg. A recycled and very versatile material, it can be cut, milled and sanded to create innovative objects with a wood grain effect. We are happy to see this technique spreading to different countries in the world, giving stacks of printed paper a new life.

Via Inner Design