In 2011 I was designing a circular product. Nobody knew at that time what exactly was behind the term circular design. And not everybody still knows today.
Cut no. 1 is a template for cutting out a lamp shade in cardboard. The idea was to reuse the cardboard packaging from a purchase and then transform it into a design product instead of always throwing the packaging away.
Now you can have it. The template. It is free to download. The print format of the template is 50 x 70 centimetres – so be clever if you have access only to print in standard paper sizes.
Circular design is when the product lifecycle has been incorporated in the whole process from the start making to the end wasting. In that way, the product material either re-circles or is being re-used. The point is to process less of new, raw material and instead use more of material already processed and in the market.
Go ahead. Enjoy!
Design, Photography and Words by Dea Simonsen