“Creating something new from the old” is the core value with which Mike Raaijmakers founded the Berlin upcycling furniture brand JOHANENLIES in 2015. Together with his life partner Coco Prange and Creative Director of the brand Coco Prange, they create furniture and accessories from recycled materials in cooperation with regional manufactures.
The fashion and design manager Coco Prange, who has worked for designers like Alexander Wang in New York, has been giving their designs an elegant, purist upgrade. Natural stones such as serpentinite or travertine are combined with recycled wood from pine, oak or walnut as well as ecological linoleum or durable, powder-coated steel. The special feature: Each piece can be individually adapted by the customer in terms of materials and dimensions.
The Amavasya collection will launch at Design Pool and first pieces of the new vintage line Curated Curiosities will be available.