Understanding the Furniture Industry

Despite the global push towards sustainable and circular solutions, the furniture industry largely relies on a linear “take-make-dispose” economic model, with only about 10% of furniture in Europe being recycled.

The increased use of cheaper composite materials over more durable ones has resulted in a shorter lifespan for furniture products, reducing reuse potential and increasing landfill disposal rates.

Realizing the full potential of a circular economy in the office furniture sector requires addressing complex challenges, such as product design, supply chain management, and consumer behaviors.

How We Serve Furniture Businesses

At INDEED, we recognize the urgent need for the furniture sector to transition to sustainability and circularity. We employ circular economy strategies that focus on extending furniture lifespan, improving supply chain efficiencies, and implementing new business models. This encompasses adopting sustainable and durable materials, enhancing reusability and recyclability, and applying circular design and engineering principles to enable modularity, repairability, and disassembly, thereby contributing to a positive environmental impact.

Our services include a future vision and transformation strategy to assist furniture designers, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers in their circular economy transition.

We create circular product concepts and strategic solutions that address potential barriers and utilize all available resources, enhancing the feasibility and viability of your business model. We also develop action plans for upcoming sustainability regulatory compliance and explore customer-friendly services or new business models that facilitate the return and reuse of furniture, preventing it from ending up in landfills.

Why Choose INDEED?

INDEED prioritizes your company’s objectives while balancing sustainability and creativity. We offer bespoke solutions tailored to meet industry requirements, making sustainability a fundamental part of your business.

Leveraging our industry expertise, we provide both strategic and practical guidance for shifting toward more circular solutions and sustainable business operations. By working with INDEED, furniture companies can position themselves as pioneers in sustainable manufacturing and product development, meeting the needs of today’s environmentally conscious consumers.

If you have inquiries about our circular economy solutions for Furniture businesses, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

We are part of Circular Economy Office (CEO)

The CEO project aims to transform the office furniture industry from a “take-make-dispose” model to a circular economy, addressing significant waste issues in the EU.

With increasing demand for modular and adaptable designs due to digitization and hybrid work trends, CEO seeks to overcome barriers like high repair costs and insufficient reverse logistics. By fostering transnational cooperation, improving legal frameworks, and implementing seven pilot projects, the project aims to extend product life, reduce waste, and make circular design standard practice in the office furniture sector.

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Consumer Goods
The Consumer Goods industry produces high volumes and has rapid turnover. INDEED offers circular solutions to reduce waste and boost sustainability.

Construction industry is resource-intensive and wasteful. Circular solutions include material reuse, modular design, and digital tracking for sustainability.

We help manufacturers adopt circular economy practices by redesigning processes, reducing waste, and implementing digital traceability.