We design sustainable products
Cyclic Design is a sustainable design studio that uses a lifecycle thinking and provides advice on to apply it to the design of a product.
What is sustainable design?
Sustainable design 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.
Cyclic Design is a sustainable design consultancy company advising on the best practices for sustainability for product design. Green design or ecological design is the core function of the company. We strive to develop more ecological products, taking into consideration the entire lifecycle of a product.
WHAT CYCLIC DESIGN DOES
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.
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.
Cradle to Cradle
DESIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Our sustainable design consultancy responds to environmental issues such as waste reduction.
Nepenthes is a more efficient plastic packaging system for personal care products. The product 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.
In order to go from an idea to reality, Cyclic Design follows the procecss form concept development to prototyping. Technical skills such as 3d modeling, rendering and graphic design are essential.
- concept development
- 3D MODELING & RENDERING
- INTERACTION DESIGN
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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
“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
OUR LATEST NEWS
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...read more
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,...read more
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,...read more
WHO IS BEHIND CYCLIC DESIGN
A passionate multi-disciplinary team
Award winning designs
Our products have been recognised at international level. Due to sustainability being an indispensable aspect, Cyclic Design’s creations push the boundaries of design going beyong aesthetics.