Refurbished - REVIVED by Gispen
The ‘REVIVED by Gispen' concept has been created for the purpose of closing the loops.
REVIVED by Gispen supports the circular economy and its ability to give raw materials long lifecycles. The programme allows us to take responsibility for the products we have manufactured in the past. But it does not end there, we also prolong the lifecycles of other manufacturer’s products.
How do we do that? 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, to create 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.
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.
REVIVED by Gispen
Key words for the circular economy
REUSE > LOSS PREVENTION > ELIMINATE WASTE PRODUCTION
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
We have opted for circular design, manufacturing and entrepreneurship. Will you join us?
The circular economy framework will remove any uncertainties or doubts regarding rules and regulations.
Who would ever think of making a sofa out of a cabinet? Or a complete locker cabinet out of a tabletop? We would!