Furniture

We love office furniture and the environment

Our 4-step sourcing approach achieves the lowest possible cost and carbon emissions without compromising on your desired look and feel.

Rype’s comprehensive furniture sourcing service includes sustainable delivery and installation, project management, guaranteed furniture take-back, warranties, leasing and multi-life furniture management.

Rype’s unique 4-step approach to furnishing an office

You can’t achieve Net Zero Carbon with furniture made from virgin materials. Our approach harnesses the power of the Circular Economy to reduce emissions, waste and costs, while creating social value:

1. Refurbish/remanufacture clients’ existing furniture

We audit clients’ existing furniture to determine what can be returned to as-new condition and present options to the design team on how it can fit with the new office look and feel. Powder coating in any RAL colour, reupholstering in stylish sustainable fabrics, resizing deaks/table frames and replacing tops transforms existing furniture.

Our in-house remanufacturing expertise informs what can be remanufactured to meet quality, time and budget requirements.

2. Remanufacture externally sourced second life furniture

We source from office clearances and remanufacture to a high standard popular office furniture made by Herman Miller/Knoll, Vitra, Senator/Allermuir, Steelcase/Orangebox and Haworth.

This furniture looks and performs as new, but at a significant cost saving, both economically and environmentally. Remanufacturing also enables custom sizes, colours and finishes.

Popular examples:

What is remanufacturing?

Remanufacturing is a quality-controlled engineering process that takes the durable elements of furniture (such as steel frames), checks and refurbishes them, and then rebuilds the item around them.

3. Rype’s exclusive ranges made from waste

Our award-winning design team creates office furniture that is ergonomically excellent, hardwearing, and integrates waste materials. We manufacture locally using SMEs and Social Enterprises including the Merthyr Tydfil Institute for the Blind.

This furniture is only available from Rype and, because we sell direct, there are no middle-man margins.

Rype Zero chair

Rype Zero chairs

RePlastic meeting table

Rype RePlastic table

Opportunity seating

Rype Opportunity booths

The Rype Zero leads the way in low carbon chair design. Developed in collaboration with Brunel University, this chair provides extraordinary comfort and support.

Post-consumer waste plastic crafted into beautiful tables that tell the story of the materials, which include yoghurt pots, kitchen cutting boards and plastic milk bottles.

Comfortable breakout sofas and booths with frames made by the Merthyr Tydfil Institute for the Blind from sustainable and recycled materials.

Intercept sofa

Rype Intercept sofas

Recovery bookcase

Rype Recovery bookcase

RePlastic coffee table

Rype RePlastic coffee table

Designed in collaboration with leading designers, the Intercept sofa is pioneering in its use of recycled materials.

Curved and straight bookcases made from waste desktops which otherwise go to landfill.

Post-consumer waste plastic crafted into beautiful tables that tell the story of the materials, which include yoghurt pots, kitchen cutting boards and plastic milk bottles.

4. New furniture that can be remanufactured

Sometimes it is not possible to source all furniture in the above three ways. Then we recommend new furniture that can be remanufactured for multiple lives, creating excellent return on investment as well as reducing carbon emissions in future offices.

Remanufacturability is assessed by our own remanufacturing experts.

Because we work with most major furniture makers we provide wholesale discounts on new furniture, just like a normal (unsustainable) furniture dealer.

Value-added services

Rype’s furniture services surpass those of others because we are vertically integrated company focussed on sustainability:

Audit of existing furniture

Our experts review existing furniture to find the items that can be economically remanufactured to suit the look and feel of the new office.

Qualified designer assistance

Our award-winning Architects and Interior Designers work with you to ensure meet your design aims.

Sustainability advice

We only supply furniture free from toxic substances, and with full ergonomic adjustability. We recommend recycled fabrics and can recommend furniture solutions to maximise WELL, BREEEAM, LEED, SKA and NABERS points.

Sustainable delivery and installation

We minimise packaging by carefully packing our vehicles and porterage is done in London by Connection Crew, whose staff are at risk of homelessness.

Professional project management

Our Project Managers coordinate supply and delivery so you don’t have to.

Sustainability reporting

We quantify money saved, carbon emissions avoided, waste to landfill reduced and hours of employment for those furthest from the workforce. We also provide furntirue provenance, where known, such as for the desks that were on the James Bond movie Spectre.

Guaranteed take-back

We take back the furniture that we provide, to remanufacture it for future lives. This saves clients on disposal costs and waste.

Leasing

To spread payment and enable you to match monthly income with outgoings (ideal for serviced office providers)

Warranties

We provide a standard one year warranty on all of our remanufacturing work, which can be extended if required, and pass through warranties on materials and new furniture.

Multi-life furniture management

From maintenance to tracking to passporting, we ensure that furniture serves multiple lives, reducing costs and emissions for clients.

Responsive to your requirements

We don’t have a catalogue because we can source most furniture (even if it is no longer in production). Let us know what you are looking for (by name, photo or moodboard) and our designers will suggest options to suit.

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