Are you interested in circularity for business, and would you like to apply it to the furnishing of your organisation? Ahrend designs new furniture according to circular principles, and we’re keen to talk to you about value retention and the reuse of existing furniture. We have our own specialist team working on furniture refurbishment. Whether you opt for new, reused or a mix of the two, we can take this in hand for your organisation. From payment based on use only, to sophisticated asset management.
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.
Exemples : Well Armchair et Well Circular Black
Les modèles les plus circulaires de la collection Well sont le fauteuil en feutre PET et le Circular Black. Le siège de la Circular Black est en polypropylène : un plastique post-consommation 100% recyclé. Aucune concession n’a été faite en termes de style, de confort ou de qualité.