CircoKOJI

The Koji lamp by Raul Lauri

The products designed by Raul Lauri are made of used coffee grounds. With this specially created technique he started producing bowls, lamps and other home accessories objects.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Product durability

Business Model Archetypes:
– Gap-exploiter model

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THE COPENHAGEN WHEEL

The Copenhagen Wheel transforms your bicycle into a smart electric hybrid, quickly and easily. The Wheel contains a motor, batteries, multiple sensors, wireless connectivity, and an embedded control system.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Standardization & Compatibility
– Ease of maintenance and Repair

Business Model Archetypes:
– Upgradability & Adaptability

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NWS SANDALS

The Reef Redemption line is concerned with developing products that have as little environmental impact as possible, by using non-toxic materials and glues, as well as using the smallest amount of material possible.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment and trust

Business Model Archetypes:
– Gap-exploiter model

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RememberMe-Oxfam

RememberMe is a project that captured stories from people that brought products to an Oxfam charity shop. The stories give greater value to the product.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment & Trust

Business Model Archetypes:
– Gap-exploiter model

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FREITAG

Freitag products are made from original recycled materials (used truck tarps, used car seat belts, used air bags and used bicycle inner tubes). Because the materials are tough, the products are too.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment and trust
– Product durability

Business Model Archetypes:
– Gap-exploiter model

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Dopper

The Dopper is a drinking bottle designed to fight plastic pollution due to the disposal of single-use, plastic drinking bottles. The Dopper is a multifunctional product, it can be used as a normal drinking bottle and when you separate the upper and lower part you have a glass and a carafe.

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

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model
– Gap-exploiter 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 […]

The Rainforest Connection

Image source: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/08/saving-the-rainforest-the-solutions-in-our-pockets-brenna-fischer/ The rainforest connection collects old phones that reached the end of life. They extend the life span of these phone by using them for another purpose: they connect them with a solar panel and attach this unit to a tree in a rainforest. Whenever the phone receives the sound of chainsaw, it sends a message with a location. This way the illegal lumbers are located and an agent can be send. Circular Design Strategy Design for adaptability and upgradability: without the smartphone producers even knew it, they created something that could also have another purpose. After the […]