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The 10 year hoodie

The american company Flint & Tinder manufacture hoodies that last for a very long time. Through the use of quality materials, double threading, a durable fit and a classic design that is made to outwear the fast fads of fashion they have created something that can last at least a decade.

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

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

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Gaggia Classic- espresso machine

The Gaggia Classic is an espresso machine for home use with professional quality. The design didn’t change since the 70’s. Because coffee enthusiast love the machine there are plenty of online guides to maintain, repair or upgrade these machines.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment & Trust
– Ease of maintenance and Repair

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

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the Ultimaker

Ultimaker is an open source company hosting an open source community where people can share their creativity and help eachother out. With the Ultimaker every user can create and print his own creations.

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

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

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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

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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

Project Ara

Imagine source: http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml This modular mobile phone enables the user to put together their own custom made phone with the specifications their desire. The user can set different parameters for different components and creates its own phone. If a component breaks down, it is easy to re-order and replace. Circular Design Strategies Design for attachment and trust: the user puts together their own phone, while doing this they will create more attachment to this. Design for durability: The phone enables the user to re-order parts and repair something if it is not working. Because of this easy repair, the life […]

Stokke Chair

Image source: http://www.amazon.com/Stokke-Tripp-Trapp-High-Chair/dp/B001D154T2 This chair can adjust and grow with the user. Depending on the age and size of the user, the configuration of the chair can be changed. The timeless and neutral design enables the long life of this product. Circular Design Strategies Design for attachment and trust: If this product is something you already own since you are 6 months old, it will become something that you feel attached to. The different positions in which the seating can be put in, depend on your stage in life and can be seen as a milestone. Design for durability: The […]

Fairphone

This durable phone that is easy to repair, seduces the user to re-use and supports safe recycling. Besides that, this phone is produced with conflict-free materials under safe working conditions. In their promotion video they say: designed to open, designed to repair and designed to last. Circular Design Strategies Design for Durability. They provide services online that will increase the product lifespan: Sale of parts, Repairguides through ifixit.com, repair services. Design for ease of maintenance and repair & design for dis- and reassembly: Since Fairphone wants to encourage the user to repair their phone themselves, it is important that the […]

Gazelle bicycles

A very common image in the dutch landscape: Gazelle bicycles. Gazelle bicycles often have multiple owners in their very long life span – reusing the product. A survey conducted by Readers Digest in 2010 found that Gazelle is the most trusted bicycle brand in the Netherlands. The first owner probably paid big money for a bicycle that stands for quality. After multiple years, when the bicycle gets older and neglected, this will switch from one owner to another. This makes service providence hard for Gazelle, eventually they do not have contact with the user anymore. Only first or second user […]

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 […]

Rolls Royce Airplane Engines

Image source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gearbox,_inlet_and_compressors_of_sectioned_Rolls-Royce_Dart_turboprop_01.jpg Rolls Royce does not only provide their customers (commercial airlines) airplane engines, they only charge their customers for the actual flown hours. It is the responsibility and the risk of the company that the engines are running according to plan. Within this business model, the company needs to design a really high quality product because they do not generate profit when the product is not operating – the ultimate access model. Circular Design Strategies Firstly, it is important and the cheapest for the company to design a durable product. When they do not have to repair anything […]