Gispen

Gispen Sett CE

Product 2019
winner

The project

The Sett CE by Gispen is a timeless design sofa, designed by Peter van de Water and made from 95 percent recycled materials. In order to prevent plastic waste, Gispen has used its own plastic waste material in its production. Together with TU Delft and Searious Business, plastic cupboard doors have been used to develop a new raw material with which the body of the sofa is printed by 10XL. This can be re-used up to ten times without having to add new material.The seat and back of the sofa are made from recycled polyether foam. All materials used in the Sett CE bank can be separated and, thanks to innovative techniques, each component can be processed into a new product.

Committee

With this product, Gispen demonstrates the ideal outcome of years of research and development in the circular industry. The use of 3D printing for an object of this size in a furniture series for consumer production deserves praise. This is a very good result of applied circular thinking and of taking responsibility of our own footprint. The method and scale with which these sofas can be produced should serve as an example to the entire manufacturing industry.

— This is a very good result of applied circular thinking and of taking responsibility of our own footprint. The method and scale with which these sofas can be produced should serve as an example to the entire manufacturing industry.