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Circular Hub

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

4.000

products are revitalised by us every month

12,000 m2

storage space for revived furniture

Unilever's experience

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.

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New circular designs

Ecodesign

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.

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Cradle-to-cradle

We have also integrated the cradle-to-cradle principle into our product development. Not only do we ensure a reduction in material use, we also look at the quality of the used materials. Ideally, in the Circular Economy you use only good quality, healthy and safe materials.

An independent external party (EPEA) analyses the circular properties of our materials. This is how we know that only safe substances are used at our manufacturing sites: safe for everyone who produces the materials, for our co-workers who work with the materials and also for our customers who use our products. It’s in the interest of everyone’s well-being and that of the environment too.
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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.

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    Revived Collection

    We revitalise used office furniture for future-proof solutions that feel as good as new.

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    New circular furniture

    We build products in a modular way and opt for recyclable, healthy and safe materials.

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    Asset management

    Our Asset Management System is a smart tool that provides insight into the location, type, state, purchase and current value of your furniture.

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