Steelcase 1

Steelcase Think Chair

Environmental concerns played a key role in the design and the chair is designed for disassembly and is cradle-2-cradle certified.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Product durability
– Dis- and reassembly

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model
– Access model
– Performance model

ovfiets

Public transport bicycle

The public transport bicycle (OV-fiets) is a bicycle made for renting services. The bicycle is designed for durability and ease to adjust.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Product durability
– Ease of maintenance and Repair

Business Model Archetypes:
– Access model

De Kledingfabriek

Image source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/De-Kledingfabriek/223025291063652?sk=timeline The kleding bibliotheek offer access to clothes at different price categories. With a subscribtion you can rent clothes several times. Their goals is to be more efficient and eco-friendly by sharing clothes instead of buying something and using it only a few times. The clothes itself get a longer life, while the user does not need to use the clothes for a very long time. Circular Design Strategies Design for adaptability and upgradability: Even though they do not design the product themselves, they offer the customer to easily adapt their wardrobe to the newest trends. Since they […]

Herman Miller Mirra Chair

Imagine source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/3260817875/ Herman Miller makes office furniture and sustainability is one of their core values. They try to minimize the impact of the lifecycle of their products. They start with this in a very early stage in the supply chain. Their aim is to create 100% green and waste-free products within 2020. The Mirra Chair is Cradle to Cradle certified and the design has a very strong focus on design for disassembly. They also have demonstrations in which they show that their product can be taken apart within a few minutes! When the user does not want to the […]