How does it work?
Let’s say that you wish to participate in the transition towards a closed loop system. Where would you start? Your existing furniture could be a good starting point, but opting for a new array of furniture could also be a viable solution. Or perhaps a combination of the two.
Upgrading existing furniture
Do you already have a complete office? In that case you can have us remanufacture the existing furniture which is still in good shape. Furniture of lesser quality will be disposed of responsibly (environmental report included). The proposal you will receive for the remanufacturing of existing furniture shall be calculated upon the furniture that is available for reuse. Once agreed upon, the components in question will be collected and adapted into new pieces of furniture at our facility, after which the furniture is replaced on site.
Using new furniture as a starting point
If, for instance, you need to furnish an empty office, new furniture will likely be your starting point. The first step for us will be to focus on your requirements and demands for working processes, office environment and workstations. You will receive a proposal for the most durable interior design possible. Once agreements have been made, we will be at your service.
New and existing furniture combined
It often occurs that clients wish to upgrade existing furniture, and simultaneously complete the office environment by acquiring new furniture. Whatever your request, you will be provided with a tailored, complete and sustainable proposal. Prolonging the lifecycle of products is what we strive toward, which holds true to all of the scenarios above. We will assist you throughout the processes of maintenance, repairs, upgrades, remanufacturing and recycling.
Your organisation upholds a corporate social responsibility policy and has been using sustainable working methods for years. Then why would you opt for a closed loop system? Because it is future-proof, and you will gain instant benefits.
What you can gain from circular furniture
What your environment can gain from circular furniture
Good to know
Return value is the amount you receive when you exchange a piece of furniture, which is a percentage of the original acquisition price. We will determine the return value at the end of a product’s lifecycle. The return value often exceeds the amount you would receive at the second-hand market due to our clever way of reusing intermediate products.
The location of each piece of furniture is registered for the purpose of forming a maintenance and exchange plan.
Your employees will receive operating and daily maintenance instructions upon installation of the Gispen furniture. If desired, we will conduct an annual round of preventive maintenance. Should anything break in the meantime, you are always free to contact our Customer Service department. We will then provide corrective maintenance on site which is often taken care of in one appointment – profitable for both of us as well as the environment.
From ownership to pay-per-use
There are various financial models to choose from when opting for a closed loop system. The key question here is which model will suit your purpose best? Whatever route you choose to follow, the main objective will always be that of keeping your furniture at its highest value and utility. Furniture shall return to Gispen at the end of its lifecycle. This is just one of many examples of how we can join forces to work toward a closed loop system.
One of the essences of a circular business model is that the manufacturer retains ownership of the materials and that you only pay for its use. In such pay-per-use constructions, we will make long-term agreements regarding your interior. What you ultimately pay depends on the agreements we make regarding the control of all materials, but also on the utilization, usage and loss prevention of the furniture.
Good to know
The amount paid per workstation is factored by a number of parameters such as the number of workstations, the selected models (functional and cosmetic), period of use and the intensity of use.
Would you like to learn more or discuss things with us, please contact our experts.
Advice & project management
Gispen is in a transition. REUSE > LOSS PREVENTION > LESS WASTE PRODUCTION > Key words when we speak of a circular economy. I believe in these circular principles. I am convinced that well-designed pieces of furniture, both new and used, are the starting point for a sustainable interior. But also that optimum use is achieved by the right combination of extending product lifecycles and responsible use. I also believe that you need to take responsibility for the arrangements you make, and that you need the right incentive to close the loops. There is much to be gained!