UP Makers is an ongoing project in which exploring the possibilities of up-cycling goes hand by hand with providing architecture, interior design and furniture tailor made solutions. The prime matter for the new designs are pieces of old furniture considered by some obsolete or waste.
The bases of this project have been founded for a couple of years. In a playful way, Vanessa Catalano and David Roncero, collected pieces of wood and metal from the streets of Amsterdam and since then have been puzzling them out together generating new objects. Today our game has a clear goal: we aim to show how using the available resources can modify spaces. We make pieces that shape the space, in other words architectural elements.
We see a strong tension between our current linear models of production, the amount of waste that can be found around and the need of well-being. Our work is supported by those one who believing in our mission allow us to experiment in their environments providing them with solution sin which fro 20 to 95% of the materials are up-cycled.