A new way of thinking: REMADE

A new way of thinking: REMADE

REMADE by Gispen

The 'REMADE by Gispen' concept has been created for the purpose of closing the loops.

Our objective is to ensure that furniture does not become waste later on, but that it continues to be of value. We do so by changing a product’s function, for instance, or by reusing the raw materials in the process of manufacturing a new product. In other words, your furniture can be returned to give it a new function, or we will refurbish it to brand new. This requires a transition in how one thinks, because who would ever think of making a sofa out of a cabinet? We would!


Cabinet becomes sofa

Many high tambour door cabinets have become redundant because of the digitization of the office environment. Giving these cabinets a new function is not a problem with ‘REMADE by Gispen’. Give us an old cabinet and we can make you a locker, a vertical or even a horizontal seat element. You will be surprised at what we can do!

Have a look at some of the 'REMADE by Gispen' examples below, as you would find them at our showroom in Culemborg. Would you like to see them in person? Click here to make an appointment.

Interview over REMADE kasten

Rob Lotstra, interieurarchitect Gispen

Andere manieren van werken vragen om een andere invulling van de werkomgeving. Door de digitalisering in kantoren zijn bv jaloeziedeurkasten overbodig geworden. Over het verzinnen van verschillende, andere functies voor een oude kast zodat er een nieuw product ontstaat.
Bekijk andere interviews, CE Talks, over Circulaire Economie opgenomen op Beurs Facilitair.

Key words for the circular economy



A number of key words used in terms of the circular economy. Gispen believes in the circular principles. We are convinced that well-designed, durable furniture is the starting point for a sustainable interior, creating benefits for all parties involved. Whether it concerns your working-, educational-, care- or home environment.


Today's economy is linear by design. The process is based on a 'take, make and dispose of' principle, meaning that raw materials are processed into products and disposed of when no longer needed. A circular economy - on the contrary - functions as a closed loop system. Once products or materials are no longer needed, we will take them back and reuse them in the most efficient way. By means of innovative manufacturing and clever usage. Read more about the circular economy

Design Framework

The Framework has been developed to create a foothold for the design process and the comparison of products. The Framework has made the circular process accessible to both product designers and, for instance, the end user.


This method makes circular design and its resulting products measurable, which is achieved by assessing the underlying requirements and giving each product a number of points on a circular ladder. The Framework covers a wide range of topics, an overview of which can be found below. ‘Reusing products’ is specially featured on this page, also called 'REMADE by Gispen'. Framework circulaire economie hergebruik | Gispen


Using the Framework for Circular Products can benefit you in the following ways:


  • Allows you to weigh the pros and cons of designs and products 
  • Gives a clearer understanding of the considerations, possibilities and the compositions of a product
  • Clarifies the ambitions and goals
  • Inspires to further develop products and processes
  • Uses a process-based approach
  • Easy to implement

Advies & projectleiding

Gispen in transitie. HERGEBRUIK > WAARDEBEHOUD > MINDER VERBRUIK > Dit zijn de sleutelwoorden van een circulaire economie. Ik geloof in deze circulaire principes. Mijn overtuiging is dat, zowel nieuwe als hergebruikte, goed ontworpen producten garant staan voor een duurzaam interieur. Dat het verlengen van de levensduur in relatie tot de mate van gebruik zorgt voor optimaal gebruik. En verantwoordelijkheid nemen gebaseerd op goede afspraken en de juiste incentive om de cirkels te sluiten. Met alle voordelen van dien!

‘Het kan anders!’

Rick Veenendaal Manager circulaire economie Neem contact met mij op

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