Addiction to stuff

Recovering addicts design upcycled chairs to highlight society’s addiction to ‘stuff’.

A social enterprise which works to tackle unsustainable consumerism and end stigma around addiction is showcasing work at this week’s London Design Festival.

Design is often associated with our rampant consumerist society. After all, do we really need more new things? But one social enterprise featured at this year’s London Design Festival aims to show that design can be environmentally sustainable and benefit society too.

Those at London-based non-profit social enterprise Restoration Station believe that creativity plays an important role in helping people recover from addiction. For the past three years they have run design and making workshops to help people overcome addiction. The social enterprise specialises in upcycling used furniture to help combat society’s addiction to ‘stuff’.

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