ONCE UPON A TIME…
It all started with used olive oil tins. Empty, but with nice graphics all over they were left behind the store of a Greek shopkeeper, to be collected by the trash men. Too beautiful to be thrown away, we decided… Therefore we collected the used oil cans and transformed them into poufs;
Our first product, the Cansit, was born.
FROM WASTE TO WONDERFUL
We, the people from RESCUED! observe there are many residual materials, which we think are too useful or beautiful to be thrown away. We transform waste materials into new items, with attention to detail and a natural feeling for interior design. Designers? No, we don’t see ourselves as designers. We’d rather be creators or inventors. We invent new products; unique, remarkable interior accessories.
A PRODUCT WITH A UNIQUE STORY
With our product, you don’t purchase something common, you buy a piece of history. That one little imperfection characterizes a RESCUED product. It tells you something about the life the product has led before you met. That’s why the names of the products and corresponding product descriptions always tell you something about the origin of the product. This was me. And this is me now.
UNIQUE PRODUCTS FOR UNIQUE PEOPLE
We want to serve the open minded, the bon vivant with an eye for ingenuity. With personal style and opinion. It’s for these people RESCUED! creates products with a personality. Extraordinary, but accessible (and affordable).
…CREATED BY UNIQUE CRAFTSMEN.
People with an equally special story assemble our products. They are skilled craftsmen with disabilities. RESCUED! is extremely proud of them! Housed close to the social workshop, we are close with the creators of our products. New friends are made and new skills are learnt. Not always the easy way, but this is what we firmly believe in.
1 + 1 MAKES…
We always strive to reuse and upcycle materials as much as possible. However, here and there we add new elements. Because the product becomes better, more exciting, that way. Or because of safety issues.
We used to search for materials ourselves, but now we have collaborations with collectors of clean waste. Nowadays, many companies know where to find us if they have remnants. From large pieces of old army tent canvas to huge city map scrap. Textile. Metal. Scrap wood. You name it. We look at any kind of waste and think of something amazing to make from it.…from waste to wonderful!