“We’re working on a new ‘From trash to trendy’ project where we take old design icons from our warehouse and refurbish and reuse them in selected places. In June 2024, building 313 will be inaugurated at Lyngby Campus with 260 pieces of furniture from our warehouse. DTU Nanolab will also receive more than 100 refurbished Y-chairs for their new premises, which will be inaugurated in February,” says Steen Forsmann.
Reused furniture for laboratory and school in Nepal
The massive influx and demand for reused furniture requires many telephone calls and creative solutions in order to reuse as much furniture as possible.
“When DTU Sport needed to get rid of their fitness equipment at Ballerup campus, I asked around and found out that one of our international halls of residence had a basement where they would like to have a gym. It’s not the latest equipment, but now they can exercise and all the equipment is free,” says Steen Forsmann.
Elsewhere on campus, a laboratory has been furnished with everything from reused chairs and desks to massive metal cabinets.
“We were visited by a particle researcher picking up furniture for his new lab. Among other things, there were some lab cabinets, which usually cost around DKK 6,000 when new. Instead of buying new furniture, he could build his own lab for free by picking out furniture from our warehouse. The result is savings of around DKK 140,000 for that lab alone.”