Thanks for stopping by my portfolio! I’m Merel Vos (1985), a passionated furniture maker and former architecture student at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam.
Since 1972, the world we are living in produces more waste every day than it can process. Nevertheless, this consumption society is still growing; old products are being replaced by new products, just because they are out of fashion or because replacing is just cheaper then repairing.
This reality formed my passion for recycling and upcycling furniture. Old furniture that is put on the street as waste, can still have a great value… When some one is willing to put time, love and effort in it.
So for the furniture I make, I only work with old furniture or other waste materials. Every piece of furniture is an unique, high quality edition, so that it will have a long, sustainable new life again.