In 2014, whilst running her eco interiors style and workshop 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 her 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 or community voice or clear understanding of the aesthetic, economic and environmental benefits of their work.In particular, they had no united voice or community support platform. One Tuesday evening in September 2014, Chris launched the Twitter hour #UpcycledHour which became a social media sensation of its time. Over the next three four years #Upcycled Hour evolved to become the UK and Ireland's leading authority on professional upcycling for interiors and in 2019, rebranded to become the House of Upcycling.


#UpcycledHour launched


First #UpcycledHour social event | Newark Nottinghamshire


#UpcycledHour Live Brighton 

Membership created


#UpcycledHour Live Brighton II


Stand and upcycling demonstrations | Handmade Fair

Stage appearance | Grand Designs ExCeL & NEC

Judge | The London Upcycling Show E.London


#UpcycledHour on Twitter closes

#UpcycledHour closes

Event Stand | House & Garden Festival Olympia

Event Stand | Grand Designs Live NEC

Course Contribution | KLC School of Design

Industry Partner | British Institute of Interior Design

The House of Upcycling launched


Product Partner | Design Havens for Heroes

Article | Forbes | Journalist Roddy Clarke

Contributing Partner | De Montford International Upcycling Symposium


Member Contributors | Saved & Remade BBC2

Contributing Author | De Montford University International Upcycling Symposium publication

Contributing Author | BIID Sustainability Specification


Contributing Partner | De Montford University International Upcycling Research Network

©2019 The House of Upcycling     

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram

  Click here for website T's & C's