Circularity Capital, Edinburgh

For its 2,200ft2 Randolf House office, Circularity Capital sought an attractive, productive and sustainable space. To achieve this, Designer HK Surveying and Design collaborated with main contractor Scotwood Interiors and sustainable furniture supplier Rype.

Photograph by Sean Begley

Beautifully integrating the Circular Economy into a high quality finish

Sustainable furniture

2,100kgCO2e of carbon emissions was saved on the furniture by choosing 62% remanufactured furniture – which also meant that 700kg of furniture did not go to waste.

For the task chairs, seven G64s from the old office were upcycled into Rype Zeros (giving them a third life) and identical remanufactured Rype Zeros were added to achieve the required numbers.

An upcycled surfboard provided visual interest and practical purpose as the kitchen table.

New furniture included four high-back booth seats made from FSC/PEFC certified wood with 100% recycled post-consumer waste fabric by the Merthyr Tydfil Institute for the Blind, and the shelving units. Both were chosen because they can be remanufactured for many future lives.

Sustainable materials

Cork flooring made by GRANORTE was used. Carpet tiles were manufactured from recycled ocean plastic waste by Ege Carpets. BAUX provided the recycled wood wool acoustic panels. Cladding was made from FSC Certified timber.

Photographs by Sean Begley