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Holy-wood upcycles old-fashioned furniture into designer creations

Holy-wood upcycling social entrepreneurship ecodesign carpentry

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Belgium
City: 
Mons

Language for original content:

Project elaborated in partnership: 
Yes

Scope:

Submitted by: 
Holy-wood
Start/End date: 
02/2018
Ongoing: 
Yes
Expected end date: 
05/2020

Type of funding:

Holy-wood
Description: 

Created in 2018, Holy-wood is an association of craftsmen who create designer furniture with locally recovered wood in an ethical and holistic approach. Holy-wood ensures the quality of creations from the deposit, through design, to marketing and its customers (companies, offices, commercial spaces, cultural spaces).

A wide range of furniture is offered: tables, desks, chairs, benches, kitchen furniture, shop furniture, bars, counters, etc.

A locally rooted business: this cooperative started at the heart of the Community of Emmaus Ghlin, who wanted to re-value wooden furniture which cannot be sold in their store and has a cost for the community. Holy-wood recovers, sorts wood to design and manufacture furniture (custom-made, in small series) with a healthy and natural painting and oil.

More information on Holy-wood and its founder are available here (in French).

Main activity field:

Main results: 
  • 6 craftmens active in the cooperative
  • several projects on foodshops, office spaces, office wood furniture, cultural places
  • 2 tons of wood recovered - so far - per year.