Cradle to Cradle Design:

Intelligent design for products that do not generate waste

Cradle to Cradle Design defines and develops products that are circular in nature, following the example of nature itself: everything that is created is preserved in its components and, at the same time, serves as nutrients for new creations. Product design according to Cradle to Cradle means designing products and production processes in such a way that resources are preserved in equal or higher quality over multiple life cycles.
With a keen sense for Intelligent Design and the ability to break out of conventional patterns, we rethink products not only in terms of form, functionality, and Material Selection, but, above all, develop a design concept that operates in endless cycles, achieving a new dimension of quality and safety. In doing so, our customers benefit from high cost-efficiency and, simultaneously, a high product benefit for both people and the environment.

Our services in the field of cradle to cradle design / product design:

  • Optimisation of new product ideas according to Cradle to Cradle
  • Further development of existing products according to Cradle to Cradle
  • Product design according to the biological cycle for consumer products
  • Product design according to the technical cycle for consumer products
  • Prototype development according to Cradle to Cradle for conventional products
  • Development of cross-functional product ideas
  • Design development incorporating non-toxic and reusable materials
  • Ergonomic product design according to health aspects
  • Packaging design according to Cradle to Cradle

A library of more than 400 circular materials, including Cradle to Cradle Certified® products and materials with functioning material cycles.

RITTWEGER + TEAM material library for the development of recyclable products:

  • Physical material library to touch, feel, test and combine

  • Material database in 4 quality levels:

    1. 100% Free of harmful substances
    2. Cradle to Cradle Certified®
    3. Other/not certified
    4. Innovative/trend-oriented materials
  • Around 1,000 materials researched
  • Data records with material properties, processability, sources of supply and much more.
  • Access to around 100 existing material cycles
  • Optimal for product design based on circular economy principles

Cradle to Cradle® and C2C® are registered trademarks of MBDC.
Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a certification mark of MBDC exclusively licensed to Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Product areas/ industries
for Cradle to Cradle Design:

  • Construction industry / building material manufacturers
  • Automotive industry
  • Furniture industry / interior design
  • Office supplies / office technology
  • Packaging & printing industry
  • Raw material manufacturers / masterbatch manufacturers
  • Fashion & textile industry
  • Cleaning / detergent manufacturers
  • Food industry
  • Drugstore / cosmetics
  • Toys / hobby

Project example:

Cradle to Cradle concept study and design for wet shavers from Feintechnik GmbH Eisfeld

Cradle to Cradle Design für den Nassrasierer croma pure aus Biopolymeren in drei Farben der Feintechnik GmbH Eisfeld inklusive Verpackungsdesign
Call Now Button