Ineke Hans Studio

REX green-black-grey, photo: Annegien van DoornREX grey-black-black, photo: Annegien van DoornREX yellow-black, photo: Annegien van DoornREX stacked, photo: Annegien van DoornREX in a row (arms-no arms), photo: Annegien van DoornREX in a room, photo: Annegien van DoornREX, in collections

REX the first Dutch deposit chair
2021, with circuform (not Ahrend)

The second life of REX
Circuform gives industrially designed furniture a circular life and relaunched an award-winning design by Ineke Hans from 2011. Circuform aims to minimise the use of expensive new raw materials and to maximise reuse.
The result is REX. The design has constructively been worked out as intended. The injection molds are re-engineered for recycled material, the chair is sustainable and fully recyclable.
REX is designed for the contract market (office, healthcare, education, hospitality) and for domestic use. The production has the lowest possible ecological impact. REX is for instance made from recycled PA6 from industrial waste such as office chair components, fishing nets or carpets.

REX has many lives and is the first Dutch deposit chair.
Plastic is a special material, but in the contract market - how much prefered to be otherwise - furniture is regularly used for short periods, for example in pop-up offices, or because circumstances change. Circuform takes plastic back.
REX is the first Dutch deposit chair and can always be returned at local Circuform collection points for a guaranteed € 20,00 refund.
Returned deposit chairs are checked, cleaned, repaired when necessary and re-sold, again with a deposit. Broken chairs are shredded into valuable raw material for new production.

SEE ALSO CAMPAIGN! (photo's Annegien van Doorn)

PRESS INFO: pdf and 2022 adventures and awards
production: circuform
distribution: circuform
info: circuform
more: see DDW
publications, a.o: design diggerdisegnodezeen, de architect, dutch design yearbook 2021frame magazine

Awards nominations:
- winner Dutch Design Awards 2022, category product
- winner Bundes  Ecodesign 2022, category service
- winner GIO/G100 Award 2022
- shortlisted Dezeen Awards 2022, category seating (last 5 out of 5400)
- winner Green Product Award, Berlin 2023
- winner Good Green Design Award, Chicago 2023
- winner Europe Sustainable Design Award (AGC Glass), Prague 2023

In collection:
Since its first launch in sept 2022, REX has been acquired by 5 museum for their collections:
- Vitra Design Museum, Wheil am Rhein (DE)
- Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL)
- Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rottterdam (NL)
- Neue Sammlung / Design Museum, München (DE)
- Design Museum Gent, Gent (B)
- U(P)M – the Museum of Decorative Arts Prague