BEYOND REPAIRING

The verbs of the design to come, narrated through news and updates on what is happening in the world regarding circular design and responsible economics.

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LOWERING IMPACT

designing products using sustainable technologies

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Netherlands, 2012
Waka Waka Light:
lightweight and compact solar charger providing sustainable light

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AGING

to dignify the aesthetics of aging

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Japan, 2015
Tsuchinao, Collections Plus backcover:
laquer silver painted patterns, appear slowly with aging

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BIOCYCLING

to help things to have renewable bio-cycles

BYOCYCLING

Italy, 2015
Lavazza, Compostale espresso capsules:
done by organic-based material Mater-Bi®

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Italy, 1932
Mamoli:
has a precise service and production policy, based on the availability of quality spare parts

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Italy, 1999
Gruppo Fecs:
is one of the greatest European operators in the field of aluminium scrap salvage and recycling

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United States, 2017
Apple:
the commitment is to arrive at a production that uses 100% renewable sources within 2018

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CLOSING LOOPS

to produce, use and reuse continuous flows of materials

DISMANTLING

to facilitate separation of components and materials

RECYCLABILITY

The Netherlands, 2014
Philips, Slim Style LED bulb:
flat geometry eliminates need for heatsink and sandwich construction assures separation upon crushing

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DIS-RE-ASSEMBLING

easy disassembly to replace or upgrade quickly

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United States, 1941
Willys-Overland, Jeep vehicle:
designed to be dismantled and reassembled in under 4 minutes

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HIRING

to design services for renting products or for borrowing them for use

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The Netherlands, 2003
Speelotheken, Toys library:
lend or hires out toys
organizing special programs for members

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HUMANIZING

to put people at the center by means of empathic design

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United States, 2004
Carex, Easy key turner:
designed to make it easier for elderly people to twist a key

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IMPROVING WEAR LIFE

to create perpetual products and technologies

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Italy, 2011
Napkin Forever, PRIMA:
perpetual pencil made with the special Ethergraph® tip

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LASTING LONGER

to increase the useful life of products

LONG-LASTING

The Netherlands, 2014
Product that last, Book:
Product design for circular business model

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NETWORKING

to share the design of devices, software licenses, objects

RECYCLING

to give products and materials the opportunity to be recycled

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Europe, 2013
CloseWEEE project:
integrated solutions for pre-processing of electronic equipment

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REGENERATING

strategies to bring products back to a “like new” condition

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United States, 2008
Caterpillar, Cat Reman repair and refurbishment:
to
bring the product back to a satisfactory working condition

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REMANUFACTURING

product morphologies based on modular parts to renew their initial uses

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Denmark, 1961
Statoli, Kalundborg Symbiosis:
an industrial ecosystem using a closed cycle

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REPAIRING

to enhance repairability of everythings

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Italy, start up
Ri-Legno, diagnostics and renovation of wood:
repair wooden structures is cheaper than replacing them

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United Kingdom, 2015
TIME magazine:
Can anyone fix this thing?

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REVAMPING

to recycle and save our heritage

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United Kingdom, 2013
The Vamp, Paul Cocksedge Studio:
to transform any traditional speaker into a portable Bluetooth speaker allowing it to be used in the house, garden, park, anywhere

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SHARING

strategies to share resources, production and consumption

SLOWING DOWN

to design objects and services that slow the timing of use and consumption

SLOWING

Italy, 2015
Sowden, SoftBrew
Homeware, for tea and coffee:
it does not use paper filters or any other disposable material

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UPDATING

to add new features without adding new objects

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United Kingdom, 2016
TIME magazine:
Smarter cars are already here

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UPCYCLING

to convert old or discarded materials into something beautiful and useful

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The Netherlands, 2003
Mieke Meijer studio and Vij5, Newspaperwood:
wood-like material made from recycled newspapers

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