- The consumption society we live in nowadays negatively impacts our climate
- Focusing on the circular economy: reuse of material as a solution
- The ROOND collection from Leferink consists of circular furniture for offices
In Leferink’s sustainability vision, good employment practices are central. People, the environment and materials make such practices possible. Designing, optimising and realising a vital working environment in which people want to work is leading for Leferink. With this in mind, Leferink has developed a circular and sustainable furniture collection, based on materials that would previously have been destroyed. The circular furniture collection is personal because it incorporates features of the organisation. For example, logos and scars from previous use can be visible.
The special circular ROOND collection was set up as an expression of Leferink’s sustainability ambitions. The collection is made from discarded materials such as desks, jeans and waste. The collection has been developed in collaboration with various companies in Twente, including Hassing Stoffeerderij and Enschede Textielstad.
Dura Vermeer Bouw Hengelo has deliberately chosen to transform their office in a sustainable and circular way and therefore called in Leferink. Leferink took back the old furniture from Dura Vermeer. Instead of delivering it to the landfill, usable pieces were donated to local startups. The other part was reused. For example, discarded desks were processed into circular stools and benches. Interior architect Vaya Nijhof designed the circular stool, the basis of which is a discarded desk. “That makes the stool not only durable but also a personal and unique piece of furniture.” The stool carries visible scars that were left on the desks. The stool is modular as it can be assembled and taken apart with just one screw. This makes processing the stool at the end of its life very easy.
The ROOND collection is becoming more popular. On the one hand, because of its appearance, but especially because of the story behind the circular furniture collection. Leferink and its partners have currently provided several parties with a circular and sustainable design. Among these parties are Dura Vermeer and Vesteda, but also ArtEZ academy AKI Enschede has received a circular stool.