Special edition Circular Design Challenge. Design of a seat and/or table made for the circular economy.


The category of seats includes: chairs, armchairs, lounge chairs, stools, benches and sofas.

The category of tables includes: meeting and conference, dining, coffee, center or auxiliary tables.


The use of sustainable materials such as the following will be assessed:

- Wood: wood is the most ecological, biodegradable, natural, recyclable material that generates the lowest environmental impact with a carbon footprint lower than any other material.

- Recycled and recyclable thermopolymers, BIO plastics, recycled textiles, etc.

- Innovative and sustainable materials: the use of materials from sustainable sources or that promote the circularity, eco-design or recyclability of the product will be assessed.

- 100% recycled and recyclable materials (plastics, metals, fabrics...)

- Other materials: laminates, glass, metals, thermopolymers and natural stone

Environmental assessment criteria

The design must consider the entire product lifecycle with a clear focus on the responsible use and selection of materials, as well as their subsequent use to ensure high durability and longevity.


Material selection

- Use of renewable, recycled and/or low impact material.

- Optimized use of materials.

- Healthy and sustainable materials.



- Low impact processes (low emissions and energyconsumption).

- Low ratio of waste through production.

- Durability, reparability and restoration capacity.



- Potential for reuse and recyclability of materials.

- Product circularity.

Social and cultural assessment criteria

The approach should focus on a design that aspires to the durability and resilience and long-term desirability of the furniture.

The proposals may also be related to the promotion of universal accessibility, cultural enrichment and the application of design to improve the well-being of people in the environments they inhabit.