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The second life of REX, the first Dutch deposit chair

REX – low eco impact re-engineered moulds — © photo: Annegien van Doorn

A multi-awarded chair designed by Ineke Hans gets a second life by Circuform. Circuform is a new brand that gives industrially designed furniture a circular life: to minimise the use of new raw materials and to maximise reuse. REX has many lives and is the first Dutch deposit chair.


Circuform gives industrially designed furniture a circular life and relaunches an award-winning design by Ineke Hans from 2011, that is also purchased by museums.
The result is REX. The design has constructively been worked out as intended. The injection moulds are re-engineered for recycled material and the chair is sustainable and fully recyclable.

REX is designed for the office, healthcare, education, hospitality and domestic use. The production has the lowest possible ecological impact. REX is for instance made from recycled PA6 from fishing nets, office chair components, carpets and industrial waste.


In the contract market - how much we prefer it to be otherwise - furniture is regularly used for short periods, for example in pop-up offices, or because circumstances change.

REX is the first Dutch deposit chair and can always be returned at local Circuform collection points for a guaranteed € 20,00 deposit.
Returned deposit chairs are checked, cleaned, repaired when necessary and re-sold, again with a deposit. Broken chairs are shredded into valuable raw material for new production.

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About Ineke Hans and Circuform

Ineke Hans – a leading Dutch Designer – designs furniture, products, exhibitions and public space for international clients and explores new design strategies and product typologies for our future. She is professor Design & Social Context at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

Circuform – a new furniture brand – gives industrially designed furniture a circular life. A collection of old legends and new heroes in Dutch design, makes a positive contribution to a sustainable world.

REX - award winning chair - made of waste — © photo: Annegien van Doorn

REX - low eco impact - first dutch deposit chair — © photo: Annegien van Doorn

REX - controlled, cleaned, fixed - or re-use

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