What we think
We love a brand with sustainability in its soul. Like Berlin-based JOHANENLIES – the brand handcrafting furniture from recycled wood, using Dutch design and craftsmanship principles.
Berlin-based JOHANENLIES gives recycled timber a new lease of life, transforming it into furniture and accessories inspired by Dutch design principles. Because of the wood’s texture – earned in its former life – no two JOHANENLIES pieces are the same. But they’re all lovingly handcrafted in their carpentry workshop in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Timber furniture originated in the Netherlands – so you’ll see a lot of Dutch design and traditional craftsmanship principles in JOHANENLIES’ pieces, as well as an industrial meets minimal aesthetic influenced by the founders’ tastes. And, better yet, a portion of the profit from every purchase is donated to the youth initiative Plant For The Planet – planting trees and educating children to be ambassadors for climate change.
Each piece is handmade in JOHANENLIES’ own carpentry workshop in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, from locally sourced, environmentally friendly materials – like recycled timber. Which means no two pieces are exactly alike. Sustainable and statement-making.