'Is your old furniture eligible for reuse?'

'Is your old furniture eligible for reuse?'

About Quickscan CE

Would you like to breathe new life into your interior? Do you attach importance to sustainability? It might then be interesting for you to see whether your furniture is eligible for circular reuse, both from a societal and a financial viewpoint. The Quickscan CE will give you a direct and clear picture of what your options and benefits are for circular reuse. 


Fully committed to sustainability

Sustainability is a hot topic. The government encourages sustainable developments and circular procurement. More and more organisations are including sustainable corporate objectives into their business plans. Manufacturers are taking their social responsibility seriously and are making an effort to reduce their consumption of materials and redress social inequality. It is a trend among consumers to opt for using products instead of owning them. After all, our resources are not finite, we only have one earth. Luckily most of our resources are reusable. Gispen is proud of its experience and expertise when it comes to circular furnishing. We always search for ways to reuse, upgrade or remanufacture furniture. Curious to find out what your options are? Choose the Quickscan CE.

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The professional’s thoughts

‘I sometimes say: Take a seat on an old cabinet and I’ll just hang your coat on an old tabletop. We make clothes hangers out of old tabletops. Old cabinets become sofas. And these are only a few of many examples. The Quickscan CE is step one, which gives both us and our clients insight into what is available and what we can do with it. A solid foundation for sustainable choices.’ 

‘Every time that moment of surprise when I explain the possibilities’

Robbert de Jonge Gispen Project Manager circular economy

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What can you expect?

The Quickscan CE – short for Circular Economy – gives insight into the possibilities and benefits of circular reuse and its methods. We first make an inventory of your existing furniture and its condition. This includes taking stock of chairs, tables, workstations, cabinets, lockers, work area lighting, whiteboards, bins and hatstands. Next you will be given a clearly-structured report of:

- the amount and types of furniture and their condition
- reusability for a new interior
- the process and schedule for circular reuse
- your potential cost savings
- possible risks
- our conclusions and recommendations 

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What are your gains?

The Quickscan CE will allow you to make well-considered choices. The Quickscan CE gives you a quick overview of which furniture pieces within your organisation are still eligible for reuse. This will save you time and - possibly - costs as well. Gispen has the experience, expertise and knowledge to properly conduct such a scan; both extensive knowledge of products and knowhow of the circular chain and of the furnishing requirements of organisations. 

How does it work?

Nummer 1 | Gispen


We will make an inventory of your existing, separate pieces of furniture; from chairs to tables and from cabinets to work area lighting. Furniture that is eligible for a circular interior design.


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Nummer 2 | Gispen


We assess your furniture according to the so-called ‘stoplight method’. Pieces of furniture that are in good condition and can be directly used (after cleaning) in your new interior are given a green label. Pieces of furniture that are slightly damaged but are easy to repair or rebuild into a different product (from a cabinet to sofa, for example) are given an orange label. Furniture pieces are given red labels if they are no longer eligible for reuse. If desired, we can take care of removing and recycling the furniture for you in an environmentally friendly way.  

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Nummer 3 | Gispen


You will be presented with an estimate of the potential savings (both financial and ecological) of circular reuse when compared to purchasing new furniture.    


Nummer 4 | Gispen


You will be given a full report including our inventory, assessments, cost-savings estimate and risk assessment, as well as our ideas and an action plan for circular reuse. It is worth mentioning that these ideas extend beyond our own product collection. Between us and our partners, we are able to offer a wide range of possibilities. 

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Nummer 5 | Gispen


We will gladly go through the report and our conclusions and recommendations with you. During the meeting we will expound on the results and answer all of your questions. 



The professional’s thoughts

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. We aim to prolong the lifecycle of products and we firmly believe that we need to take responsibility, based on well-considered agreements and the right incentive to close material loops. There is much to be gained!

Rick Veenendaal Manager circular economy

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