design the change

innovative product design towards a circular economy

Cyclic Design is a sustainable design company that applies lifecycle thinking to the development of products.

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sustainable prodcuts design

Cyclic Design provides sustainable design consultancy on best practices for sustainability applied to product design. Taking environmental issues as a starting point, we consider a product’s entire lifecycle and investigate where we can optimise efficiency and reduce waste. An ecological approach to design (or eco-design) is an essential tool to minimise the impact of a product.

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.
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Design creation

We use creative approaches to an environmental challenge. Creativity can push the boundaries of societal conventions. We use design as a way to form more sustainable behaviours.

Visualisation

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.

Prototyping

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

MINImizing plastic waste

Nepenthes

The Nepenthes bottle is a reusable packaging system for personal care products, as an alternative to disposable plastic packaging. The product is mono-material and does not require separation of different components. It is virtually a cap-less bottle.

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Design for the environment, minimizing waste

Our design process starts with the analysis of environmental issues. We investigate the product’s lifecycle and evaluate where we can make the product more efficient, while minimising the generation of waste.

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WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE DESIGN?

Sustainable design takes into consideration the entire lifecycle of a product, not only the way it looks. We analyse the main phases of product’s lifecycle: production, distribution, consumption and end-of-life. Designing a product means for us optimising its lifecycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is sustainable design?

Sustainable design takes into consideration the entire lifecycle of a product, not only the way it looks. We analyse the main phases of product’s lifecycle: production, distribution, consumption and end-of-life. Designing a product means for us optimising its lifecycle. 

the guidelines for sustainable products

Sustainable design 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

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How to design eco friendly packaging?

How to design eco friendly packaging?

What to consider when designing eco friendly packaging, taking a lifecycle approach. Fruits have their own protective “packaging”. Lemons, oranges or other citrus fruits’ skin is rough, it protects from impacts, the round shape distributes forces evenly. Still, in our...

Four strategies to develop eco design products

Four strategies to develop eco design products

What is the lifecycle of a product? For designers, aesthetics are definitively important to make people interested in using the product. However, the designer's role goes beyond that. In fact, the design of a product starts at the beginning of the product’s lifecycle,...

The journey to sustainable design

The journey to sustainable design

Designers are often thought to make things look pretty. For me, design goes way beyond that. Design has a big role to play in the entire life cycle of a product. I strongly believe it is the responsibility of the designer to understand how a product is manufactured,...

Design is a tool to spark more sustainable habits.