It all started with the three of us moving to three cities in one year: which meant nine new homes in one year. That’s a lot of moving. And a lot of furnishing.
Each time we noticed how difficult it is to really create a home from a new place. Every time we spent a lot of money upfront or wasted time and energy to find second-hand furniture. Every time we faced the burden of owning. And each time we looked for a solution that did not exist.
So, we decided to build it: a solution to reinvent the way we buy, use and discard furniture.
Today our homes have become our offices too. For those who don’t have a dedicated workspace, this means working on the kitchen table, sofa or bedroom. It’s not ideal for productivity, nor is it particularly comfortable. We built a solution that offers a responsible approach to these issues. Offering furniture that’s made for rental, reuse and refurbishment.
Giotto helps you work from home more comfortably, save money and avoid the hassle.
We realized this wasn’t just our problem – it is a global issue with massive repercussions. The average European person moves around 6 times before settling down. Imagine what amount of furniture waste that brings along. Each year in Europe alone there is a total of 11 million tons of furniture waste. Of this 11 million tons, 90% goes to landfills and is incinerated.
Our mission is to go fully circular in the furniture industry without compromising on style and flexibility.
We believe it all starts from the design of the furniture. The durability lies in the choice of the materials and in the assembly techniques. We take it very serious in selecting the furniture that matches our design criteria.
We think about the life cycle of our furniture from the beginning. We only select furniture pieces that can be easily reused and maintained. We want to give multiple lives to each piece of our furniture.
We believe our lives are ever changing. We let you select the furniture you want and for the time you need it. We know our users desire a life with as little commitment as possible. We believe it’s time for a responsible attitude towards furniture consumption.
By minimizing big upfront costs for our customers, offering flexibility and never compromising on design and quality, we want to offer an alternative to fast furniture.
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