A News Roll You Don’t Read

The design requires no filling material due to the structure of the felt material. However, collecting newspapers makes the news roll more comfortable and provides an incentive to reuse rather than recycle. The product is lightweight (without newspapers) and multi functional, with use as a mat, screen, stool and cushion, using 100% natural wool.

I appreciate the “green” attempt of this design but there could be a number of improvements. On is to forget the wool and use sustainable cotton.

Designer: Andrew Millar

8 Comments

    • Andrew Millar says:

      There is a reason for the use of 3mm industrial wool and that is its structural quality, which cotton, no matter how thick, lacks, and would not be able to be used without newspapers.
      Using felt allows the product to function with and without newspapers.
      Wool is also 100% recyclable, can be returned to the ground, due to the fact that it is a material material. Using 1 material (100% wool) makes the product extremely easy to recycle with no disassembly required!

  • Andrew Millar says:

    Oops, mistake there:
    Wool is a natural material, not a material material!
    Sorry! :-)

  • naresh chandra says:

    hey Andrew Millar , im from the first yr at uel when you was still in 3rd yr there . we got your presentation boards for this design up in the studio !!! anyways kool design mate……

  • Seth says:

    Actually. Cotton is not really that sustainable because it needs to be extensively processed, even the “sustainable” kind. Hemp would be better.

  • Adam says:

    i’m thinkin coir, nice and soft and sustainable

  • Adam says:

    i really like how this design engages the user – green and ergonomic

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