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Ica van Dongeren

Under the moto “CREATE BEAUTY NOT WASTE”, Ica van Tongeren founded RE4MERS. Where she designs, and reclaims the beauty of discarded objects into new modular designs. RE4MERS creates exclusive and sustainable interior products with an added value. The first lamps of this series were purchased for the decoration of Cafe & Brasserie van de Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam.

In addition, Ica gives Upcycle Workshops to challenge and stimulate creativity as well as sustainable awareness by enhancing children and adults to create something totally new from reclaimed objects.

Ica founded RE4MERS due to her love of objects gone to waste and craftsmanship who made them. RE4MER strives to create attractive interior products from reclaimed objects. Ica van Tongeren is a product designer who is intrigued with the origins of waste, ever since her study at the Gerrit Rietveld academy in Amsterdam, where she graduated in 2002. As a designer she has co-worked with architects to transform various interiors with surface design. And as an artist has an ongoing passion for silkscreen and drawing hands.

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