Circular Glossary

Circular Design Glossary

Furniture & Furnishings


Our aim is to demystify circular design as applied to furniture and furnishings — offering clear definitions and real-life examples of 43 key circular concepts.

Full glossary coming soon!

We believe the very first step to a ‘circular future’ is accessible information and awareness. This Circular Design Glossary aims to improve understanding of the circular economy and design, with a particular focus on furniture and furnishings.

We’re striving for clear definitions of key concepts, combined with an illustration of each. We’ve tried to select tangible and inspiring applications within the furniture and furnishing sectors – from sofas to lighting.

This glossary is created by mebl | Transforming Furniture and the Sustainable Furnishings Council, in collaboration with SOMA_studiomilano.

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