Our mission is to substantially reduce the carbon emissions and cost of offices.
We supply high quality, low carbon furniture (the biggest source of carbon emissions in a commercial building ) and provide design services to help create interiors consistent with your Net Zero Carbon pathway.
Our 300+ projects to date prove that offices can be beautiful, sustainable and cost less.
How we help:
sustainable + affordable
Design + Furnish
sustainable low carbon spaces
your unwanted furniture
Low Carbon Furniture Supply
You can’t achieve Net Zero Carbon with furniture made from virgin materials. Our proven 4-step approach uses the Circular Economy to reduce emissions, waste and costs, while creating social value.
This includes exclusive furniture ranges made from waste materials.
Rype’s furniture sourcing service includes sustainable delivery & installation, project management, take-back, leasing and multi-life furniture management.
Remanufacturing is a quality-controlled engineering process that takes the durable elements of an office furniture item (such as steel frames), checks and refurbishes them, and then rebuilds the item around them.
The result looks and performs as new, but at a significant saving, both economically and environmentally.
Our in-house remanufacturing means we know how to unlock the full potential of furniture for multiple lives.
We employ long-term unemployed with disabilities in our core business, work with local SME partners including the Merthyr Tydfil Institute for the Blind, and work with formerly homeless and at risk of homelessness on delivery and installation of large London projects.
Our distributed remanufacturing model creates employment in local communities for those furthest from the workforce.
Our team’s qualifications include a Doctorate in Sustainable Buildings, Masters qualifications in Interior Design and Architecture, and degrees in Architecture, Science, Textile Engineering, and Structural Engineering.
These skills, combined with decades of experience in furniture, design and sustainability, enable us to provide the best possible science-based advice to clients.
Our Architects and Interior Designers work collaboratively with clients and designers suggesting furniture for beautiful, productive and sustainable spaces.
We access large volumes of furniture thanks to partnerships with the UK’s largest clearance companies. For example, we bought 3,000 identical award-winning ergonomic chairs and 1,500 desks from Goldman Sachs’ old London office when they moved.
Our 17,000ft2 facility contains thousands of high-end chairs, desks, storage units and soft furnishings ready to remanufacture to client specifications.
kgCO2e greenhouse gas emissions saved
£ savings for clients
Tonnes of furniture remanufactured
Hours of employment for those furthest from the workforce
“We now have a beautiful office space, which uses the available area extremely effectively and which came in under budget. Working with the Rype Office team was an absolute pleasure.” – Rebecca Eastmond, Founder & CEO, Greenwood Place
“Collaborative approach, budget conscious, gorgeous results. Rype Office helped transform our office space; it’s a pleasure to come to work now. I highly recommend.” – Candace Ohanessian, Communications Manager, Praemium
“We are delighted with the new office. Rype Office made it easy for us with their advice and design assistance … remanufactured office furniture is a high quality, cost-effective, and easy alternative to new.” – Louan Mouton, Finance Manager, Natural Capital Partners
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 Source: Treloar, GJ. Et al, 1999, Embodied energy analysis of fixtures, fittings and furniture in office buildings, Facilities, Volume 17, Number 11, pp. 403-409 (Accessed on 14 June 2019 at https://www.academia.edu/18481731/Embodied_energy_analysis_of_fixtures_fittings_and_furniture_in_office_buildings)