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To move from recycling to upcyclingCologne
Design made for individuals and other saviours of the planetNothing like a little visit to PLUP to convince yourself that an amazing pair of sunglasses can be made from an old skateboard. There's more: you'll also find very glamorous bags, jewellery made from metal eyelets, cans and candy wrappers, lamps made from recovered wine bottles and superb goblets made from the botttoms of metal barrrels. Since March 2012, Annekathrin and Frank Metzler have been creating fantastic design and ecofashion in their store-workshop located on Ackerstrasse. In fact, PLUP means "planet upcycling".
Conceptual store and workshopThe upcycling trend is a recent phenomenon born in the fashion capitals of New York and Berlin that found a particularly favourable echo in Düsseldorf. PLUP sees itself as a meeting place and as an open market for the very young upcycling scene, offering selected products signed by the most prestigious upcycling designers. To measure the enthusiasm with which Annekathrin and Frank welcomed the idea, the best thing is to ask them the question! The design provides such an effective answer to our wasteful society that you won't be able to avoid falling under its spell.
I've always loved Cologne. The city is industrial and romantic at the same time. I love my city for its galleries, classical concerts and elegant restaurants and its traditional and very trendy bars! My little extra: I love words, the arts and literature!