In our 12,000 m² Circular Hub in the Netherlands, we’ve brought together all of our circular expertise and manufacturing facilities. Here, we give a second lease of life to used furniture - office furniture that Ahrend has bought back or received as customer returns.
40% - 90%
lower CO2-emissions in comparison with new sustainable furniture
products are revitalised by us every month
storage space for revived furniture
Our circular specialists ensure that these products can enjoy another long life in a different location. A good example is the Unilever Food Innovation Centre. No less than 95% of the furniture consists of reused products from other Unilever offices.Read more
New circular designs
Back in the 90s, Ahrend was involved in the development of Ecodesign, the European guideline for environmentally-friendly product design. New products are always designed in a modular way in accordance with these guidelines, and components and materials are easily separated for recycling and reuse. We looked at a range of furnishing solutions and improved them according to the Ecodesign directive. The A220 office chair from 1994 was one of the first Ecodesign products in the world. Since then, the Ecodesign principles have been a standard feature of our product development.
Beispiele: Well Sessel und Well Circular Black
Die rundsten Modelle der Well Collection sind der PET-Filzsessel und der Circular Black. Der Sitz des Circular Black besteht aus Polypropylen: einem zu 100% recycelten Post-Consumer-Kunststoff. Es wurden keine Zugeständnisse in Bezug auf Stil, Komfort oder Qualität gemacht.