That’s right…Mike is a boy’s name. And yes, it’s short for Michael. How’d she get a boy’s name? Her parents promised to name their first son after a family friend – but she was the third daughter…and last child. The name was promised, so that was that!
Micki – short for Michaela – is a bi-lingual half-American Swede. She had a dad from Gothenburg, has a mom from Seattle, and spent her formative years adventurously traveling with her family. As soon as the ink dried on her high school diploma, she booked it to Switzerland, eyes alight in anticipation of the glamor of being a ski-bum.
Lina gets her geek on by diving deep in the search for information. If you ever need info about the ergonomics of feet and what to look for in shoes, minimalist and compact living interiors, how to sleep comfortably in a hammock, or the works of Joss Whedon, she’s your go-to woman!
Today’s companies want sustainable interiors that reflect the unique personality of their business, at the same time enhancing their CSR profile. Our reclaimed furnishings and spaces create stories and experiences.
We deliver sustainable and economical solutions for surplus office furniture and supplies via our network match program with resellers, schools and non-profit organizations.
Most spaces are crying out for something unique, something that makes us stop in our tracks and say “WOW!”. We create one-of-a-kind pieces from reclaimed and repurposed materials that guarantee a double take!
Company teambuilding and school group workshops are designed to explore new ways of thinking as participants find, build and create new form and function from reclaimed materials.
People always ask us how we get our collection of reclaimed materials, and the answer is…every which way possible! We hear about people who are clearing out spaces, we dumpster dive, we search high and low for piles of junk abandoned across the country, and sometimes we purchase from secondhand stores or individuals. It’s an inspired collection of scrap!
Whether we are creating a new interior with reused furnishings, or clearing out an old office and finding new uses for excess furnishings, space is a very important part of our business model. Our projects are designed to compliment and enhance the corporate social responsibility (CSR profile) of our clients, accomplished by creating and clearing spaces.
We believe in the multiplier impact of a social mindset, which is why from day one we included it as part of our business plan. Bringing a social enterprise aspect into our projects not only affects our story – and the story of our clients – it also affects the stories of the individuals that we nudge one step closer to the Swedish job market. One project, so many stories!
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DEDICATED | GOOD LISTENERS | CREATIVE | LOYAL HARD WORKING | RESULTS ORIENTED | FRIENDLY HONEST | LAID BACK | THOUGHTFUL | INVENTIVE
Do you know what happens when you work with reclaimed materials in a creative way? Your brain starts to work in new ways. Ways that make you see things in a new light. Ways that rewire you to find new solutions. Ways that increase your confidence every day in every way.
We decided to take these new ways of working and create a handful of job training positions at the reCreate Design Company workshop. These placements are designed for individuals that have been outside of the Swedish job market for an extended period of time. We protect and cherish the stories that follow each and every person that comes to us, and we work hard to create an environment that will nourish and nudge them back into the active job market.
By the time they leave our workshop our job trainees have touched real projects for real clients. And if we accomplished our goal, they take with them a new sense of belonging and confidence.