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Sustainable Design

How Analogy redefines Sustainability through  industrial design


Sustainable Design as a service by Analogy
our Approach

We have adopted Circular Design as an approach to sustainability, where we consider the entire lifecycle of a product – from raw materials to manufacturing to disposal.

Sustainability Ideation session
Design Drivers

By approaching design with circular principles in mind, we not only create products that are sustainable, functional and promote resource efficiency but also provide unique business opportunities that can lead to increased customer loyalty.

Designing for sustainablity
Current Landscape

The market for sustainable products is continuously growing and shows no signs of slowing down in the near future. Its driving factors include increasing consumer awareness of environmental issues, and government initiatives to promote sustainability.

Our Approach

Sustainable design is a holistic approach to designing products, buildings, and systems that minimize negative impacts on the environment and society while maximizing their positive contributions. The market has seen tremendous expansion in recent years as more consumers and businesses have become aware of the environmental and social impacts of the products they use and produce.

Today’s world places a lot of emphasis on the concept of sustainability in design.  At Analogy, we believe that our contribution to this process is multi-fold – starting from conceptually incorporating sustainability, picking green materials, minimising energy consumption and wastage, ensuring a good life cycle, and recyclability of the product and its components.

01 Understanding Circular Design

02 Identifying opportunities for circularity

03 Exploring and conceptualising circular flows

04 Experimenting with green materials

05 Iterative prototyping and testing

Various concept selection taken place at Analogy Design studio
Sustainability, lifecycle and travel

Design Drivers For Success

01 Utilise working concepts

When we begin a sustainability project, we emphasize on learning about different circular design solutions to gain an understanding of how to move from linear to circular thinking. Only then do we develop concepts and make them tangible by building prototypes.

02 Test Drive points

In a circular design context, testing prototypes help us identify areas where the product may be over-engineered, and where materials or components can be reduced, reused, or recycled.

03 Create a scalable system

We can evaluate the product’s environmental effects, such as its carbon footprint, and recyclability, by developing a scalable system. This could ensure that it complies with the regulatory requirements and can be easily disassembled and recycled at the end of its life.

Current Landscape

Industrial Design for sustainability by Analogy
Designing only using sustainable materials taken from Analogy's materials labs
Sustainable design for materials selection

The home and kitchen appliance industry is a multi-billion dollar global market encompassing a wide range of products, including refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, coffee makers, and more. In recent times, due to market saturation, pricing, and consumer demand, the industry has been facing challenges.

Some of our work

Home and Appliance companies we have worked with

Eco-Tech Design

Designing sustainable smart products was a thrilling challenge that involved creating products that not only minimize harm to the environment and society but also harness the power of cutting-edge technology to boost functionality. Our designers painstakingly chose materials that are eco-friendly, and manufacturing processes that are energy-efficient and reduce waste.

We kept the entire lifecycle of the product in mind, from its transportation to packaging and ultimate disposal. We also made sure that the smart features prioritize energy efficiency, and that the product is built to last, easy to repair, and recyclable. By creating sustainable smart products, Analogy could help to pave the way for a brighter, more eco-conscious, and technology-driven future.

01 Circular Design Thinking

02 Material Exploration

03 Eco-Innovative Strategy

Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design by Analogy. Designing for the environment
Utility Based Packaging
Product CMF Reflected On The Packaging For Easier Selection

Repurpose Packaging

Designing sustainable packaging is a thoughtful and creative process at Analogy. We start by carefully selecting materials and methods of production that minimize environmental impact. Our team explores innovative solutions, such as biodegradable or recycled materials, and designs packaging that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Through rigorous prototyping and testing, we ensure that the packaging meets the highest standards of protection and usability. Finally, we evaluate the design’s environmental impact and its ability to convey the brand’s values to consumers. With our sustainable packaging design, we hope to make a positive impact on both the environment and the consumer experience.

01 Repurpose objects

02 Consider product usage

03 Care-full selection of materials

The Product Is Clearly Visible And Easily Accessible

Designing sustainably isn’t just an option – it’s our duty to our planet. Analogy’s design philosophy prioritizes eco-friendly materials and production techniques, while considering the entire lifecycle of the product. We’re dedicated to crafting innovative designs that not only benefit the end user, but also promote a more sustainable future for generations to come.

An industrial designer holding 3d printed prototype sitting outdoors

Thoughts from our team of experts

“Sustainable design is about finding the perfect balance between aesthetics, functionality, and environmental responsibility”

Nihal Aarons

Sr industrial designer

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