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(Archive) Beyond Billy

How to slow down fast furniture

This project was part of DDW 2022
Experience a sustainable livingroom — © TheSubstitute

Every 5 seconds a Billy bookcase rolls off the production line. Low-grade chipboard with plastic veneer. Not recyclable and back (as waste) on the street in no time. Beyond Billy is a showcase of The Substitute, a community focussing on the sustainable alternative for our interior.

An 'exhibition room' filled with sustainable substitutes

From paint to sofa, from floor to table, there's a sustainable alternative for every budget.

With a mix of sustainable material, second-hand, and sustainable new, community members of The Substitute furnish a 'living room' with hopeful design and inspiration for consumers, designers and interior professionals.

For designers and architects there is more information on everything in the expo and some samples of sustainable material.

- Campo Interior Design
- Cooloo
- A House of Happiness
- Wintage
- Tierrafino
- Kairos Furniture
- Nic&Mic
- The Upcycle Collection
- Springt Design
- Zo Schoon
- A Lott of Space
- de Houtbroeders
- AcousMe
- Spoinq
- Planq
- Lartura
- Rock Products

All sustainable alternatives — © Photography and Styling: Heidi Willems