Scale Up and fast food chain Hesburger have co-operated since 2014. The core of cooperation has been to plan and implement a restaurant furniture policy that supports Hesburger´s sustainability strategy. The videos below showcase how restaurant furniture can support sustainability without sacrificing functionality, scalability and modularity for different sizes of restaurants.
Most of the raw material is recycled
The videos show in a practical way how the principles of circular design are reflected in the product design. ”In our furniture range we have table bases that contain at least 71% recycled cast iron. One scrapped car can produce enough metal for 81 table legs”, says Laura Karlsson from Scale Up. However, the use of recycled material and recyclability is just one part of the solution. The long lifespan of furniture plays a crucial role in decreasing consumption and environmental burden.
Expanding the lifespan
Scale Up offers several ways to expand the lifespan of the furniture. To withstand years of heavy use, the furniture must not only be built of high-quality materials but also be easy to clean and repair. For example, the oakwood tabletops of Hesburger are made of solid wood. These tabletops can be refurbished to become as new, as they stand up to three times of surface finishing. This procedure expands the lifespan of the table with several years.
A plan for spare and wear parts
Scale Up´s cooperation with Hesburger has optimized the availability of spare parts and wear parts. With good wear part availability, a restaurant can renew its look cost-efficiently. It can, for example, change the sofa cushions for new materials or new colors without the need to change the whole furniture. Good spare part planning makes it possible to change worn out parts instead of replacing the entire furniture.