Life is beautiful. La vie est belle. We all try to get the best out of our lives. However, everybody knows that life can have a less fun side to it sometimes. Sometimes, for instance, you need to leave the place you call home for another. That can happen for fun reasons, but sometimes also in less happy circumstances. That’s why we’re called “Sellavie”. C’est la vie, but attempting not being pretentious. At the end of a storm, there’s a golden sky. But it’s all part of life.
With this in mind Jacob and Emiel Zoutewelle took over Broere Meubelen* in Made, The Netherlands in 2019. The underlying thought is that all the items in the store have a story of their own. Just like people. Some perhaps more spectacular than others. The fun thing about giving the items in store a second (or third, fourth, fifth) life is, apart from being more ecologically sustainable, that the store is becoming part of the items’ story. And by that way, a little bit part of the owners’ story as well.
And like that, life just keeps going on.