reinventing-the-wheel-david-perry-solidsmack-01

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

pot8

S-POT

A set of pots and objects that can be piled together on the same fire for cooking or warming up the stones. The material used is called ‘pietra ollare’, which is specific soapstone from valtellina, Italy where each piece is handmade according to an old craft.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Product durability
– Upgradability & Adaptability

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

bugaboo-cameleon-with-pebble-familyfix-base-21420-17441_zoom

Bugaboo Cameleon

The Cameleon is able to be used from newborns to toddlers and designed to last at least 15 years. Every user can adjust the Bugaboo Cameleon to his own preferences, the stroller is available in many different colours.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment and trust
– Product durability
– Upgradability and adaptability

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life 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 […]