the first CIRCULAR ECONOMY sofa

What makes us sustainable?

The biggest lesson we learned during our journey into the world of circular design is that sustainability is a progress not a fixed asset.

 

We analysed many different materials to select those that are renewable, available, manufacturable and recyclable, without compromising

quality.

Transparency

It is really important to us to explain our design choices with you. The more informed we are as consumers, the less likely we’ll be tricked by greenwashing statements. For us, sustainability is more than a gut feeling, it’s a science.

The Wood

We wanted to use a hardwood to ensure longevity, but most available hardwoods are tropical which aren’t sustainable. We therefore decided on European Birch Plywood, which is a fast growing local wood and hard due to its composition. The glues in plywood currently used aren't sustainable but we are seeing progress in the wood industry to use lignin, a natural wooden glue in future plywood. At the end of its lifetime, plywood can be shredded and used as animal bedding or several other purposes.

 

The Wood

We wanted to use a hardwood to ensure longevity, but most available hardwoods are tropical which aren’t sustainable. We therefore decided on European Birch Plywood, which is a fast growing local wood and hard due to its composition. The glues in plywood currently used aren't sustainable but we are seeing progress in the wood industry to use lignin, a natural wooden glue in future plywood. At the end of its lifetime, plywood can be shredded and used as animal bedding or several other purposes.

 

Bringing the Circular Economy into the HOME

UPDATE

Replace the arm rests, legs and
cushion covers over time as
your taste or situation changes.
We will refurbish and resell your
old components and give you
a discount on your new ones.

Repair

Wear and tear over time is
inevitable. Send us a broken
component and we will
recycle it for you, ensuring the
maximum value is extracted
and closing the material loop.

Recycle

We have carefully designed
the sofa to ensure that it
can be broken down into its
material components and
recycled at the end of its life.

Change the colour

We currently have four fabrics to choose from. A change in colour is just a few clicks away.

Change the size

Armchair, 2-seater, 3-seater, L-shape...the Sofa Forlife can adapt in size to your current needs by adding and removing modules. 

Change the style

Trends change, and so will your vision of the perfect sofa. Thankfully you can update the style of your sofa to suit your needs.

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We belief that sustainability is not a compromise

but an advantage

We are working with all of these great companies to achieve a circular economy

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