What we do
GROEGL UPCYCLING stands for design products made from recycled material. Furniture and home accessories are impressive, not only because of their high-quality and sustainable design, but also because of the unique character of each individual piece.
All of the products are manually crafted as part of a small-scale series. Everything is hand-made, designed and produced by the designer himself! That way, the production stays true to the design. The advantage of in-house production is that we can cater to customer wishes such as size and colour – perfectly customised.
How it started
As a trained craftsman I have been able to translate different artists’ ideas into products. As a creative thinker myself, this eventually was not fulfilling enough and I followed the urge to become more active in the design process and started studying product design. Even as a student I began working on my own projects that dealt with recycling and upcycling. Which is how I came to write about it in my final thesis “Experimental development of recycled furniture for small-series production”. This was the beginning of my own labe Groegl Upcycling.
Sustainability & Design
Groegl Upcycling design products address people with sustainable consumer behaviour who appreciate aesthetics and design. The attractive products are impressive not only due to well thought out design and the sustainable production, but also because each piece is a one of a kind.
And the materials we use have their own special history. The re-used material lends its uniqueness and individuality to each product. The history of the material helps make it very attractive and interesting because it is used to create and serve new forms and functions in a completely different context than before. The personal connection between the person and the product is enhanced by the individuality of the upcycling products, reflecting the owner’s lifestyle, which is how Groegl’s upcycling products combine sustainability with lifestyle and design.
The workshop series put on by Gregor Halberstadt is aimed at getting children and teenagers interested in working with left-over material, to be creative and make new products out of them. Hereby, he not only encourages creativity and craftsmanship, the workshop participants are also actively dealing with serious topics such as the conservation of materials and waste prevention. And new products are created under professional guidance by refurbishing and combining different left-over material.