REdesign Network is a social enterprise started by Fiona Lambert, an interior designer whose previous experience includes working with several design, sales and retail companies and running her own design consultancy and shop.
Her personal interest and style is about the creative re-use of furniture and materials, and in 2013 she decided to reassess her way of working and set up REdesign as a home design consultancy. This new venture focused on re-using what you have, and taking a more individual and creative approach to home decoration. Around this time Fiona became interested in the social enterprise movement and explains . . .
“I finally was using my experience to do what I loved, and had the support needed to develop REdesign as a social business. We are about giving people the confidence, inspiration and skills to up-cycle old furniture and materials which would otherwise go to landfill.”
Fiona is also one of the founder members and director of MADE in East Lothian, a Community Interest Company that supports and promotes local artists and makers. In 2015 the organisation established the Community Arts Hub in Haddington, where REdesign has studio space, runs regular workshops and holds community up-cycling groups.