When it comes to product design the quality and value of Northern creativity is almost uncontested. The minimalism and cleanliness of shapes, surfaces and materials define the signature style of Studio Mieke Mijer
, which has showcased its projects internationally. The studio was born from a collaboration between the designer Mieke Meijer and the engineer Roy Letterlé, both graduated in Eindhoven, a city that is establishing itself as a talents’ workshop within design and technology. Since her student’s days at the Design Academy, Mieke Meijer has experimented with materials and construction processes, designing a new kind of wood made out of old newspapers. This material has now become the basis for another collaborative audacious project, the NewspaperWood BV
. Together with the designer we talked about the studio’s prolific production, sustainability, users and future challenges.