Welcome to IKEA’s Circular Product Design tool. Here we offer our take on what circular product
design means and how to navigate this approach when designing a new product or simply understanding
how circular an existing product already is. Use this interactive tool to follow the journey of
designing for circularity. This tool is intended to be a guide. In its contents, you will find
inspiration, direction, and food for thought. It is not a checklist of things to do, rather a place
So, let’s get started. Simply chose which product category you want to explore,
click on each design principle, and answer a series of questions. You have completed the assessment
once you have answered all the questions. As a result, you will get a circularity score for your
product and some pointers on how to make it even more circular.
What is a circular product? For IKEA, it is a product with built in design features
and capabilities for convenient reuse, refurbishment, remanufacturing, and at the very end of life,
recycling. Here you can explore how to design a circular product, or check how circular the product
you own already is.
Not all products have the same possibility to be circular. Here you will find the main furniture and
accessories product types and their circular design recipes. Which product type do you want to