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A collaboration between LeVeL33 & CREUSE

Learn about the reclaimed materials used for LeVeL33's upcycled napkin holders — which are known as the slope runners.


Do you know why each runner has a slanted cut? They were originally used to hold barrels, and the slanted cut helps set the oil barrels in place and prevents them from rolling away!

These are industrial waste wood collected from XCEL's corporate clients and are usually disposed of when not recycled or upcycled. 

We wanted to highlight the slanted cut in the design of the napkin holders as it showcases the uniqueness of the material.


You may also notice that some napkin holders may feature natural wood defects such as wooden knots and blue stains. While most upcycled wooden products have natural defects and discolouration, rest assured that it does not affect the structural integrity of the product. 

Every piece is handmade and upcycled locally by our team of crafters and interns.

Swipe below to see the transformation!

Thank you LeVeL33 for being a part of our Zero-waste movement! ♻️🤍

XCEL adopts the circular economy model as part of our efforts to work towards Zero-waste. When we receive broken or damaged pallets, our priority is to repair them for their intended use. If they cannot be repaired, we will dismantle them and these materials will be upcycled into other pallets or into lifestyle products at our sustainable brand, CREUSE!


Upcycling may seem easy but it requires lots of time and effort! Here are the steps to complete an upcycled project:

  1. Dismantling pallets and crates into loose planks and boards.

  2. Heat treatment for all reclaimed wooden materials.

  3. Custom cut to sizes depending on project requirements.

  4. Jointing of reclaimed planks (Compulsory process for bigger panels).

  5. Planning/Thicknessing.

  6. The initial process of sanding wooden materials.

  7. Assembly of project items.

  8. Finishing process of sanding wooden materials.

  9. Applying of finishing coats.


During the process of completing an upcycled project, all offcuts, wooden chips, shavings and sawdust do not go to waste! These precious materials are ground into smaller pieces which will be collected and compressed into biomass pellets for biomass energy.


LeVeL33, the world’s highest urban microbrewery seamlessly melds craftsmanship, artistry and hospitality for a truly elevated experience – in all senses. Located on the apex level of Marina Bay Financial Tower 1, overlooking the most spectacular skyline views of Singapore and where outstanding craft beers are made lovingly with strict adherence to authentic age-old recipes and traditional techniques. 

LeVeL33 has long committed to a multifaceted approach to environmental and social responsibility. For instance, LeVeL33 has cooperated with Food from the Heart since 2017 to collate and share their unused produce and breads with families who need some assistance with their groceries. Since 2020, LeVeL33 has been a participant in a local “ugly vegetable” programme; it supplies a large proportion of their plant products to this day. LeVeL33 also rejects using palm oil in its entirety, filters its own water to use and serve to guests, and use only biodegradable packaging. This all means that LeVeL33 reduces waste, fuel and minimises their carbon footprint in many different ways, and guests do the same simply by dining there. 

Executive Chef Jake Kowalewski brings a fresh, produce-focused perspective to ContemBrewery, LeVeL33’s distinctive culinary approach that incorporates both beer and brewing elements into the cuisine. Chef Jake’s addition to the team and his revamp of the menus also brings an opportunity to weave LeVeL33’s sustainability efforts together to the forefront. All the beef and lamb served in LeVeL33 are now from pasture-fed, free-range livestock from ethical producers such as Westholme – without exception. The seafood is, as far as possible, from sustainable and local sources. 

LeVeL33’s wine selection – while always chosen for its reflection of values such as master craftsmanship and small production which align with LeVeL33’s own – is also increasingly organic and biodynamic.

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