The FURN360 project carries out a study to identify good practices in circular economy for the furniture industry

The FURN360 project, framed within the Erasmus + programme, has emerged with the aim of developing a European training curriculum to implement strategies facilitating the transition from a linear model to a circular model in the habitat sector.

As a first step to achieve this goal, the project partners have dedicated the first months of the project to conduct a study to identify good practices in circular economy from pioneer companies in the furniture industry.

For this, they have benefited from the participation of thirty companies in the furniture sector from 10 countries of the European Union. Through interviews with their CEOs and managers, they have been able to see first-hand how the implementation of strategies linked to the circular economy have taken place, highlighting the reasons that have led to to the transformation and the challenges and opportunities found during their implementation. Finally, company representatives have been asked to analyze different skills and competencies necessary for the successful  implementation of circular business models.

The information collected will be analyzed to make a final internal report on the needs of the furniture industry in terms of circular economy, and, at the same time, good practice cases  will be prepared to be included in the future training content developed during the project .

The companies that have participated, and to which the Consortium wishes to thank their interest in the project, are:

– From Belgium: Nearly New Office Facilities, Raymonde, Recup Design, Studio Swelvet.

– From France: Extramuros, Extramuros association, Wood Stock Creation.

– From the Netherlands: Herso meubelfabriek.

– From Germany:  Möbel Kiefer, Walter Knoll Company, Brühl, Löw Breidenbach Möbelbau and Woodloops.

– From Italy: Arcadia and Kubedesign.

– From Finland: Martela, Artek 2nd cycle.

– From Sweden: Green Furniture Concept.

– From Spain: Beltá & Frajumar, Almacenes Maderas Sureste, Coolwood, Figueras International Seating, Salpax, Grisverd, L´estoc, Mapay, Mobles 114, Nutcreatives, Puertas Perciber, Sancal and Xuppin’s.