Social News

TEDx Maastricht

Karin Bruers gave an inspirational TEDx in Maastricht about Social Sofa. She tells how Social Sofa started, about the philosophy and developments in the future. For Karin Social Sofa means empathy, seeing each other, speaking to each other, to be there for each other, to not be or feel lonely but most of all to […]

Eco Tap

Eco tap is the producer of charging locations for cars and bicycles. Starting this year, we will be developing the Solar Social Sofa together with Kees Bergen and Peter van der Putten. A sofa where you can charge your laptop and telephone, which has light in the evening and is heated when it is cold. […]

Andorra 2017

Andorra will be one of the first places where we, in collaboration with local government, will be establishing a Social Sofa atelier for young unemployed people in 2018. Their field of operations will be the north of Spain and the south of France.

Afghanistan, Kabul 2017

On October 10th Karin Bruers and Alham Omar Hotaki, the CEO of CRIDA, signed an agreement for a woman empowerment project in Afghanistan incorporating know-how in the field of mosaic. The knowledge obtained by Social Sofa will be shared with entrepreneurial Afghan women to support the restructuring of the environment, neighborhoods, mosques, buildings and walls. […]

Argentina 2016

In 2016, it was still too complicated and expensive to export one single sofa to Rosario, Argentina. A mosaic team, there under guidance of Laura Galetto, began refurbishing a town square with mosaic. This was a great success. The first talks were held this summer about establishing a Social Sofa atelier there too.