At Maisons du Monde we care about our products throughout their life-cycle and are committed to giving them a second life by promoting repair, reuse and recycling solutions whenever possible.

To share this approach and strengthen our partnerships with charitable and social economy organisations supported by the Maisons du Monde Foundation, Maisons du Monde is organising, for the first time, in partnership with the Ressourcerie de l’île recycling facility in Nantes and Emmaüs Défi in Paris, a major event combining decor, the circular economy, and community spirit.

By launching the ‘Give away, Give a makeover’ campaign together, we want to encourage customers and individuals to do their bit in offering a second life to furniture and decorative objects they longer need. By giving them away to recycling and upcycling organisations with a social and charitable mission, they can each prolong the life-cycle of the products and give them a unique value that forges human connection.

Two key events
  • On 16 September in Rezé, near Nantes, with Ressourcerie de l’île (90 rue de la Basse-Île in Rezé)
  • On 30 September in Paris with Emmaüs Défi (104, 5 rue Curial / 104 rue d’Aubervilliers and 40 rue Riquet in Paris, in the 19th arrondissement)
Three highlights

Product donations: a collection counter will be available to the general public and customers of Maisons du Monde who want to donate furniture and decorative objects they no longer have use for. A more positive solution than throwing away!

Furniture makeover workshops: participants can customise and upcycle furniture with smart and stylish techniques (prior booking required - for more information, visit our Facebook page).

The charity sale of the ‘Maisons du Monde Made in Ressourcerie’ and ‘Maisons du Monde by the Emmaüs Défi Redesigners’ collections: not all furniture had the same fate, some may have been damaged and Maisons du Monde gives these to Ressourcerie de l’île and to Emmaüs Défi. Thanks to the work of the artisan-reclaimers, Maisons du Monde furniture is discovering a second life!


Come and see them soon:

  • On 16 September at Ressourcerie de l’île in Rezé for the ‘Maisons du Monde Made in Ressourcerie’ collection: it will be on display throughout the day and sold with all profits going to the association at an exclusive sale from 5.30pm.
  • On 30 September at Emmaüs Défi’s 104 outlet in Paris for the ‘Maisons du Monde by the Emmaüs Défi Redesigners’: it will be on display and on sale throughout the day, with all profits going to Emmaüs Défi.