DEVELOP SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF FURNITURE, DURING CONCEPTION, MANUFACTURING, USE, AND END-OF LIFE
The European furniture industry is currently facing a variety of economic and environmental challenges. The way forward is to tackle these challenges head-on. That’s why (RE)SET Furniture is here to redefine the paradigm and integrate furniture in the Circular Economy, to implement a zero-waste model and conserve resources.
(RE)SET Furniture is an Open-Innovation program, sponsored by Éco-mobilier, the organization dedicated to implementing a Circular Economy model for furniture in France. It is made to bring together a network of manufacturers, distributors, startups, small & medium businesses, and R&D labs.
Join this circular transformation!
Assemble the future of Furniture through Circular Economy
(RE)SET Furniture is looking for innovative solutions to (Re)think the eco-design, improve the sustainability of furniture, and accelerate the transition of the furniture industry into the Circular Economy.
Whether you are a Research Lab, a Small/Medium Business, or a Startup, by joining the program you can collaborate directly with Éco-mobilier – an organization that has turned France into a leader in furniture sustainability, and its Ecosystem of manufacturers & distributors. All will join forces to collaborate with the purpose of designing pilots to test innovative solutions for new business models and materials.
By joining the program, you will get the chance to:
Meet and discuss directly with an environmental organization that unites furniture manufacturers and distributors in France.
Conduct pilots to (re)think the future of furniture, and test your product or business model with quick market feedback.
Access a network of industry leaders, have the opportunity to reach their markets, and scale globally.
(RE)-THINK THE CONCEPTION AND LIFECYCLE OF OUR FURNITURE
FIND NEW SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND/OR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
INVENT NEW DESIGNS TO FACILITATE REUSE, COLLECTION, SORT AND RECYCLE FURNITURE
PROPOSE INNOVATIVE B2B OR B2C SERVICES THAT IMPROVE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF FURNITURE
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Furniture disassembly at end of life • Improved reparability • Sustainable raw materials • Incorporation of recycled materials • Reusability • Innovative collection solutions for used furniture • Furniture as a service • Reduced emissivity • Waste residues to raw materials transformation • Incentivising Solutions • Sustainable/short supply channels • New business models • Sustainable manufacturing process • Tracing/watermarking solutions
… and any other solution that improves the eco-design of furniture.
MEET THE sponsor
Éco-mobilier is a private and non-profit organization which was created in 2011 by 12 distributors and 12 manufacturers, to stop having used furniture ending up in landfills, and reduce its environmental impact.
Since 2013 Éco-mobilier has been responsible for collecting, sorting, recycling, and reusing furniture and mattresses. The mission of Éco-mobilier goes even further as it also consists of encouraging waste prevention, promoting the eco-design of furniture, and supporting the industry’s players in their eco-innovation activities.
Éco-mobilier is a one-of-a-kind organization in Europe, in terms of both scope and mission. It has succeeded in turning France into one of the leading countries in terms of sustainability, with 93% of the collected furniture recycled or transformed into energy.
WHAT IS (RE)SET
(RE)SET is an Open Innovation Program entirely dedicated to Circular Economy and Environmental Challenges. Our Programs enable industry leaders to reinforce competitiveness through sustainability.
As creating value is the only way to combine growth and sustainability, the (RE)SET way consists in bringing tangible and competitive solutions to environmental challenges by teaming up leaders of a given industry with top innovators in the circular economy field.