Old ideas don’t weigh us down.
Large global supplier of value-based furniture and home goods approached Material ConneXion with a desire to incorporate circular economy into their everyday lines.
The brand needed to improve the recyclability of floor lamps that are typically weighed down using low-cost poured cement bricks. These bricks go inside the base of the lamp and are typically covered with a metal or plastic shell. Though inexpensive, once made they are unrecyclable and contribute to landfill waste.
As a method of controlling waste in metalworking plants, scrap is typically pressed together into a ‘puck’, which makes the swarf, off-cuttings, and excess metal more compact and easier to handle.
The Material Solution
The furniture company now incorporates metalworking pucks as a base weight in their lamp designs, reducing waste and allowing them to be recycled — promoting a more circular economy model.
Service of Choice
Material Landscape provides select resources through material deliveries and focused project workshops on topics such as: Sustainability, Efficiency Evaluation, Competitive Analysis, Product Evaluation, Opportunities Analysis, and Material Trends.
We’re here to help you make smarter long-term material decisions. By monitoring 75+ trends and topics that influence industries and decision makers, we are poised to keep you ahead of the curve — and better prepared for the future. Let’s design a clear path forward. →
- Circular Economy
- Cost Effectiveness
- Ease of Implementation