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Handmade furniture made from recycled timber

“Creating new things from old” is the passion that Mike and his partner Coco shared in 2015 for the Berlin upcycling furniture brand "JOHANENLIES" founds. According to this philosophy, the two of them design and manufacture pieces of furniture and accessories from recycled timber together with regional producers. The ecologically manufactured furniture not only looks great, but is also an aesthetic alternative to run-of-the-mill furniture for accommodation operators.

The wooden furniture is sometimes combined with natural stone, sometimes with natural steel

The timber is reprocessed in loving and detailed manual work. The studied fashion and design manager Coco, who already worked for designers like Alexander Wang in New York, then gives the timber furniture elegant, purist upgrades.

The founding team of JOHANENLIES: Coco Prange and Mike Raaijmakers | Photo credits: Patrice Brylla
JOHANENLIES furniture is made from recycled materials

Natural stones such as marble, serpentinite or travertine are combined in their designs with recycled wood from pine, oak or walnut as well as ecological linoleum or durable, powder-coated or natural steel. Since 2017, high-quality upholstery fabrics have been complementing the variety of materials from JOHANENLIES. The special thing about it: Each piece of furniture can be individually adapted by the customer in terms of materials and dimensions.

JOHANENLIES also develops holistic interior concepts

In addition to the classics of the regular collections, JOHANENLIES develops holistic interior concepts. In this way, individually manufactured pieces of furniture were created that adapt to the needs of the respective customer in terms of shape and functionality. With their restrained appearance, they give the rooms a clear and at the same time original line.

Rustrel bed by JOHANENLIES
Luberon bed by JOHANENLIES
Lacoste bed by JOHANENLIES
Freya bed by JOHANENLIES

The JOHANENLIES founding team is committed to a sustainable future

JOHANENLIES also supports the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation with part of the proceeds. The organization has been planting a tree on Mexico's Yucatán peninsula for every euro donated since 2014 and trains children in academies to become ambassadors for climate justice.

The JOHANENLIES showroom is located in the director's house. Here the furniture brand positions itself in the field of applied art, design, architecture and contemporary art. The director's house is located in the Alte Münze in the center of Berlin-Mitte: Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin.

More information about JOHANENLIES

Knife block from JOHANENLIES

Lisa helped set up the Good Travel Blog and will write for us as a freelance author in the future. She is passionate about traveling and dancing around the world with a small ecological footprint.


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