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La Brocante

La Brocante upcycles used donated furniture and old household appliances to re-sell them as vintage items at our center in Damour.
At first, the donated furniture was given away through arcenciel to displaced war veterans returning home to Damour. This service was meant to help young couples furnish their houses and to encourage repopulation of the Damour area post-war.

La Brocante never stopped helping people in need; until today La Brocante provides free services and furnitures to those who cannot afford them.

With donations becoming more abundant, the idea to make a second-hand store was undertaken in order to help the disenfranchised and to promote sustainable development. Objects are restored and sold as vintage furniture.

 

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LA BROCANTE: THE WHOLE PROCESS

DONATION

People who are interested in donating furniture:

 

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RESTORATION 
Within the workshop, recuperated objects are divided and sorted by the carpenters into the following categories:


Some suitable objects for restoration include

Living rooms and hearths
couches, arm chairs, low tables, TV stands, newspaper stands, paintings and reproductions…

Dining rooms
tables, counters, buffets, chandeliers, chairs…

Bedrooms
beds, mattresses, dressers, armoires, wardrobes, bed side tables…

Games and instruments
toys for children, synthesizers, pianos, guitars, xylophones, …

Theme room
handcrafted porcelain, glasswork, handmade paintings, sculptures, etc…

 

SALE
Antiquing is the process of restoring objects into aesthetic, usable pieces. arcenciel gives life to unused furniture by means of restoration or transformation. The new objects will then be sold and will generate revenues for arcenciel’s social and environmental causes.

 

4
floors
are filled with furniture in the Damour Brocante
30
people
work in La Brocante to refurbish and sell furniture
300
items
are repaired or upcycled every year by La Brocante

LA BROCANTE: UNITING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORK 

 

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SOCIAL

ENVIRONMENTAL

 

Instead of going to waste, unusable objects can be given to those in need – this is how La Brocante unites social and environmental work.

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