'A better future due to improvement & enhancement'

'A better future due to improvement & enhancement'

Refurbished - REVIVED by Gispen

Does a product no longer meet your expectations? You can then have it refurbished (the 2nd circle), also called revitalised. Chairs can be reupholstered, tabletops can be replaced but there are many more possible improvements to be made. When refurbished, these products –of both Gispen and other manufacturers–are given the REVIVED by Gispen label.


By refurbishing these products at our own factory by our own skilled workers. Each nut and bolt, mechanism and system is scrutinised and improved upon, creating more sustainable and higher quality products for the future. Value retention by means of a serious upgrade, while producing a minimum amount of waste and using little energy.

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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When old becomes new

Products that have been deemed redundant by our clients are given a new life and purpose. However, where do you start? We start by carefully analysing our client’s wishes. Next we make an inventory of the reusable furniture that is present on site. A process during which our client becomes a partner. Together we will ensure that the material does not become waste, but remains valuable at all times. REVIVED by Gispen is ready to start.


A concrete example

We take existing Ahrend desks and modify them into workstations for two. During this process, we give the frames a new coat of paint in our CO2 neutral factory. The height adjustment system gets replaced and thereby improved. The workstations are completely refurbished, both in terms of technology and quality.

We replace the removable crank handles by fixed ones, because they have a tendency to get lost or misplaced. We also take care of cable management by adding an integrated cable duct. The old tabletop is given a new lease of life in the form of an acoustic dividing screen between workstations or as a locker cabinet, and everything comes back to the same building. Such methods have allowed us to achieve the objective of 85% circularity.  


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