Recycled Newsprint Gets A Second Life As Furniture
Despite being made from paper, the marbled brick-like creations are sturdy enough for everyday use
Paper is one of the most produced and discarded products in the world. While it can be recycled, each time it is run through the cycle the quality worsens. In an effort to extend its usability, the artist Woojai Lee has created bricks from newspaper, aptly named “paperbricks,” which can be assembled together to create useable furniture.
The process to create the “paperbricks” involves newspaper being turned into pulp, mixed with glue and shaped into bricks. The resulting bricks have a marble-like surface with some flecks of color from the original paper.