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Online Expert Café | Circular product design: ease of disassembly


February 8th 2022
4.00 - 5.30pm

The objective of circular product design is to keep the value of a product, its parts and used materials for as long as possible. Designing a product in such a way that the product and its parts can be easily disassembled and reassembled enables the possibility for maintenance, repair, refurbishment or upgrades. And it facilitates the process that valuable parts and materials are recovered and reused by the end of the product life cycle.

In this webinar we will take a deep dive into circular design strategies. Knowledge and experience from science and practice will be shared and discussed.

Bas Flipsen – senior lecturer at Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft – will show two concrete tools (Hotspot and Disassembly Mapping) to explain the relevant factors to assess the “ease of disassembly” and he will illustrate this with a case study.

Philips and CIRCO will share their practical learnings and insights based on their design experiences. We will talk about the main challenges and dilemmas regarding to design choices. And we will discuss how these choices can be influenced by different perspectives, such as financial, logistic or regulatory perspective.


Registration is limited: sign up fast!

Are you a product designer, product architect, circular product consultant or design teacher? Are you looking for expert knowledge to design circular products? And would you like to share your knowledge and discuss this with experienced people? Register immediately, because the number of places is limited!


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This Expert Café is organized by CIRCO together with TU Delft. CIRCO is currently working with various partners on developing a Circular Design platform. The aim is to collect, enrich and actively distribute Circular Design knowledge on a continuous basis. This enables companies and designers to apply this knowledge in their daily practice. At the same time, this knowledge feeds other stakeholders in the circular transition (e.g. policymakers, researchers) with insights to improve the conditions for the transition. This Expert Café is a meeting to share the knowledge of the Circular Design platform.



16:00 – 16:10 – Introduction platform Circular Design

16:10 – 16:35 – Hotspot en Disassembly mapping by Bas Flipsen, senior lecturer at TU Delft

16:35 – 17:00 – Learnings & insights from daily practice:

  • Francesco De Fazio, Circular Product Design at Philips Engineering Solutions
  • Tom Evers, CIRCO trainer & owner D’Andrea & Evers Design

17.00 – 17:30 – Exchange & discussion with the audience and Q&A


Tom Evers
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