They were looking for sustainable and fair furniture for their children and themselves. They found what they were looking for by creating their own company. Entrepreneurs Lars Theennhaus, a carpenter from Cologne and his partner Philip Dabrowski founded bekind. and said goodbye to the concept of throwaway furniture.
Fair production, regionally grown materials and sustainable usage of natural resources – the concept of ‘fair fashion’ which has been on the agenda in the fashion industry for quite some time. Still, there seems to be an exception when it comes to producing and selling furniture.
bekind. furniture is more than just simple furnishing for its founders . Furthermore, bekind. furniture is supposed to help establish a more sustainable outlook on interior design. Lars and Philip are looking for allies, who will help them make a difference.
Starting July 5, one can help by initiating change and placing your pre-order on a Kickstarter website. bekind.’s first clients will get a small serial production started. This high quality furniture is therefore also made available to someone who usually cannot afford furniture made to measure. The more of you joining the bekind. project the higher the chances of making sustainable change in the way furniture is used.
Based in Cologne, bekind. combines timeless design, renewable materials and German craftsmanship. Local FSC-labelled solid wood and linoleum are transformed into stable, functional pieces of furniture – produced under fair working conditions and made to last for generations to come.
Lars and Philip believe that “earth conscious lifestyle starts at home – with small things” and therefore want to make sure that the required natural resources are being used for a long time.
Just by turning it around a stool becomes a dollhouse or a garage for toy cars, a desk turns into a bench and a drawing corner transforms into a coffee table. Their furniture is as versatile as your imagination. It adapts to all possible kinds of locations such as children’s rooms, kindergartens, playing corners in your living room, waiting rooms – the more ideas you have the more versatile our bekind. furniture becomes.
bekind. is so much more than just a brand of furniture to Philip, Lars and their team. It’s a conscious mindset. Without the right mindset very little or almost nothing will change – and bekind. wants to make sustainable change to the world of furniture possible.