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the house of upcycling

In 2014, whilst running her eco interiors style and workshop advisory consultancy Eco Chic Interiors, Chris Billinghurst discovered a hidden movement of artisans creating unique items for interiors in a planet-positive way. Using Twitter to build awareness of her business and create her own directory of professional upcyclers to support Eco Chic Interiors projects, Chris unearthed a wealth of creative reuse artists who weren't part of a professional craft group, who often felt isolated with no support, community voice or clear understanding of the aesthetic, economic and environmental benefits of their work. One Tuesday evening in September 2014, Chris launched the Twitter hour #UpcycledHour which became a social media sensation in its time. Over the next four years #Upcycled Hour evolved to become the UK and Ireland's leading authority on professional upcycling for interiors, rebranding in 2019 to become the House of Upcycling.


#UpcycledHour launches


House of Upcycling Membership begins


#UpcycledHourLive Brighton


Grand Designs Live London and Birmingham


House & Garden Festival

Industry Partner of the British Institute of   

Interior Design

Course contributor at KLC School of Design

Contributor to De Montfort university 'State-of-the-Art Upcycling' book

Rebrand from #UpcycledHour


Interior Design Declares Signatory

Design Havens for Heroes Partner


Ask An Expert stand Grand Designs Live

Virtual booth Vegan Interior Design Week


Host of Salvaged Home Section of the Bristol Upholstery Collective's New Year's Restoration event

Host to the Upcycling Hub at Grand Designs Live London

Host to stand, demos and workshop at POP as part of Clerkenwell Design Week

Grand Designs Live


Member Lisa White of A Twist of Somerset advises on upcycling as part of the HoU Ask An Expert stand at GDL Birmingham

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