sustainable design consultancy

We ideate and prototype sustainable products

Cyclic design is a consultancy company, therefore we provide advice on how to design ecological products. 

What is sustainable design?

Cyclic takes into consideration the entire lifecycle of a product, not only the way it looks. The main phases of product’s lifecycle are production, distribution, consumption and end-of-life. This means that when we ideate a product, we analyse its lifecycle and find which phases can be optimised. 
Ccyclic is a sustainable design consultancy company. It advises on the best practices for sustainability for designing products. Designers in this company consult on how to develop more ecological products, taking into consideration the entire lifecycle of a product. Green design or ecological design is the core function of the company.  


Sustainability strategy

When designing a product, we strive to achieve a more circular lifecycle.  In opposition to a linear disposable model, we design products which live longer and are re-usable or recyclable.

Design creation

We use creative approaches to an environmetal challenge. Creativity can push the boundaries of societal conventions. When we set the right parameters we can start to design!


Environmental design covers various aspects of a product, from the way it looks to the way you interact with it. We offer a range of technical services, from sketching to 3d modeling to UX design.


Once the design has been defined, today’s rapid prototyping technology, such as 3d printing, enable to quickly realise a prototype and test it.

the guidelines for sustainable products

Sustainability as a mega-trend has been explored by various institutions and companies. As a result, it follows guidelines related to production and materials, energy efficiency, waste minimisation, recyclability as well as new circular business models.

Circular Economy

Cradle to Cradle

Eco Design


Cyclic takes inspiration from environmental issues such as waste reduction.


Nepenthes is a more efficient plastic packaging system for personal care products. Nepenthes is a capless bottle, which means that is mono-material and does not require separation of different components. It is an alternative to disposable plastic packaging.


binee incentives people to recycle their old electronic devices. By installing e-waste collection points in conventient location, people can recycle their old electronics and get a reward back.


Oceanid saves water by re-using the water from hand-washing for flulshing the toilet. The system integrates a tank which stores the water from hand-washing and uses it for flushing.

Our Skills

In order to go from an idea to reality, Cyclic follows the procecss form concept development to prototyping. Technical skills such as 3d modeling, rendering and graphic design are essential. 

  • concept development

the designer

Architect by training and designer by trade, Marilu Valente has always been designing with environmental issues in mind. Cyclic’s designer explores innovations which can be integrated within a circular economy. Designing eco-prodcuts is a passion that she nurtured through her academic and professional experiences. Furthermore she is a 3d modeling expert and visualiser. 

Award winning designs

Our products have been recognised at international level. Due to sustainability being an indispensable aspect, cyclic’s creations push the boundaries of design going beyong aesthetics.

partners we worked with

From Our Clients
Clients appreciate the multidisciplinary approach to the work offered.
“Designers can inspire you and show you different approaches to a problem. Working with Marilu has been inspiring to envision new ways of using personal care packaging. It’s great to see a designer so passionate about sustainability like Marilu is.Philippe Blank

Innovation & Sustainability Manager, International Packaging Development, Henkel Beauty Care

“Working with a designer like Marilu has enhanced our brand identity and helped us making our stance more attractive to our target audience. Her work is an admirable proof of the role of design to create a sustainable business.” Albert Mantel

Managing Director, Optimax Energy

Design is a mean to create more sustainable habits. We want to re-design our everyday products from an ecological perspective.