4 Product Design Trends to Develop in 2022 For Companies and Designers

2021 was a year full of uncertainties, navigating by sight in a sea of ​​changes but also of positive surprises.

It was the year of innovation especially from start-ups: taking part in the innovation process in our country was a great honor for us.

We have assisted to great changes – mainly due to the protraction of Covid-19 – such as the return of local production, no longer mainly located in Asia, where we have spent a lot of time over the years to follow the projects of our customers. This big change, less globalized, may seem a protective closure by some countries, but we see it as a larger and more localized opening, supported in part by incentives and funds dedicated to innovation.

The theme of circularity has been at the center of many design choices and we are proud to collaborate again in the new year with companies that have chosen us as a partner in this new path.

What will the world of industrial design hold for us in 2022?

There are still many themes from the past year that are still relevant in the new year. We have identified 4 product design trends to follow in 2022 for companies and designers. Four themes to incorporate into your design approach, with competence and constant updating.

  1. Sustainability

    We have already seen it in 2021, we will see it more and more in 2022. As designers we have to develop solutions with a low environmental impact, looking for materials that are not only recyclable, but reusable and biodegradable. New materials, however, which must be known thoroughly, which are also economically sustainable, expanding the network of suppliers and collaborators.

  2. Reduction

    The products we design must be performing and satisfy the requirements of consumers but where possible with a minimum and indispensable number of elements. This approach allows a reduced use of material and lower consumption of energy and resources. Less is more.

  3. Durability

    Designing in 2022 means conducting more and more accurate studies, as far as possible, of Life Cycle Assessment. It is at every stage of design – as well as feasibility – that we must guarantee the client and the consumer a long life of the product.

  4. Disassemblying

    A crucial issue in the life cycle of a product: disassembly optimizes the product life cycle. It is necessary to make recycling economically viable in the current state of reprocessing technology, thus avoiding future high disposal costs.


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