Old Paper Becomes New, Cool Wall Coverings

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Those who say print is dead may want to think again. Thanks to an innovative line of wall coverings from New York–based design firm Weitzner Limited, paper varieties we recycle every day find new use as stunning and statement-making home décor. Read on for our favorites.

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Photo: Weitzner Limited

Photo: Weitzner Limited

Dreamed up by founding designer Lori Weitzner, this creative wallpaper is a far cry from pasting up a few copies of The Sunday Times in your living room.

Using an age-old technology, strips of 100 percent recycled newspaper are handwoven on a loom and paperbacked for easy hanging. Newsworthy’s appearance is similar to grass cloth, with an unexpected and tactile touch from handmade artistry.

After launching Weitzner Limited in 2004, Weitzner was met with quick success and critical acclaim. Her fabrics and wall coverings grace celebrity homes, including those of Julianne Moore and Will Ferrell, and motion picture sets such as Gangs of New York and Mission Impossible.

Her designs are also used in numerous high-profile public spaces — most notably the Four Seasons hotels and Google’s New York headquarters.

This design is made from 70 percent post-consumer recycled newspaper and 30 percent paperbacked, water-resistant finish.

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Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
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