The design agency Puigdemont Roca has created this honey packaging ”There is nothing better for a natural and handcrafted product than work on the base of a direct association between the image of the product and the image of its origin, in this case, the bees”
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A lot can happen with the food along the value chain. It’s enough that one actor handles the package in too high temperature, to make an impact on quality and taste. The indicator works as a guaranty that all of the food has high quality once leaving the grocery store. If the food gets too warm, Tempix will destroy the bar code – and the package won’t go through the system. This fantastic invention is created by Henry Norrby and Mats Nygårdh, at Tempix, Sweden
Mission accomplished to stand out in the Egg Shelf. Kronägg, owned by Swedish and Danish Egg Producers, established already in the 1930s. This is just one of a whole collection of Premium Eggs.
Fruit Juice, 100% Natural, 250ml. ”Cutting, sophisticated and terribly trendy” Dandy des bas-fonds: PEAR WILLIAM, RHUBARB and PEPPERED CINNAMON. Nymphette Délicieuse: PINK GUAVA, STRAWBERRY and VIOLET. Via Colette
Daft Punk and Coca-Cola have created a new limited edition collection. Limited to 20 signed copies. The Coca Cola logo is made of 925 silver and 18k gold, and comes with a custom Daft Punk bottle cap. Via Design Taxi
Designed by Studio Alto. ”San Churro’s Real Chocolate is a product range developed in reaction to a chocolate market flooded with inferior ‘confectionary’ chocolate. Real couverture chocolate is made from 100% pure cocoa butter, nothing less and only couverture chocolate can truly be labelled the real deal.
The design response was to create something artisan, hand crafted and most importantly, real, to reflect the product itself. The result being a range of products each with its own individual type execution and colourway printed on 100% recycled card.”
PIDA, a prestigious packaging design competition that Korsnäs runs in partnerships with universities in France, Germany and Sweden.
The winner of PIDA Sweden 2011 is: BAS/the daily bread – flour, seeds, baking seasoning and recipes. Simple, gently loaf-shaped packaging containing the right amount of the various ingredients of the attached baking recipe. Colour coding on certain areas on the package indicate different types of bread. By Adam Ahlström, Barbro Norin, Ylva Falquist, Lisa Åkerman-Hoffman, Nackademin.
The Brief was to Create a promotion package of Korsnäs Material. The concept should incorporate a futuristic view trying to imagine what a promotion packaging can look like in the near future (5 – 10 years) See more here
Khadia Ulumbekova, based in Moscow, designed this beautiful gigantic bottle for Coca Cola. It has been presented at events and festivals in Moscow, and was a part of the contest ”125 of years of happines” by Coca Cola. To be found at museum ‘World of Coca-cola’ in Atlanta.
Wine in light weight Tetra Pak cartons, nicely executed with a sticker which adds a more eventful opening. Conceptual design for Sirromet, via Behance
Every year the swedish brand Blossa releases a limited edition mulled wine. This year with a coffee twist, through Arabica beans from El Salvador. The bottle is covered with the coordinates of Finca Las Delicias, the plantation where the beans have been cultivated. The 2011 bottle is designed by Jensen Pamp McCann. The 2003-2010 editions by BVD.
By Pauline ”School assignment to design the packaging for the fictitious brand Lyckan. In co-operation with Eva Wallmark, Michal Sitkiewicz, Björn Avén and Carolina Eggertsson”
A super cool shopping experience on the go. Tesco Homeplus opened a virtual grocery store in a south korea subway station, where users stop by scanning QR-codes on their smartphones. A large billboard was installed in the station, with images of products from a supermarket. Users scan the code of the products they would like to purchase and after payment the products are delivered to your home address. The movie says it all, have a look!
It is always good to see new ideas questioning standards. The traditional egg carton has been the same over the years - Here is a new concept, made by design student Éva Valicsek. It will probably not be as efficient and environmentally friendly as the current solution. But it is really good to see people (often students) challenging old ideas.
”It is common practice in Japan to select tableware that best suits each ingredient or cuisine. Among the world’s food cultures, no other nation cares as much about its choice of tableware. This is not surpricing, given that Japan is recognized as one of the most refined cultures in the world.
Wasara is fully biodegradable and compostable, even in home composting systems. It is made from 100% renewable, tree-free materials, specifically, bamboo, red pulp, and bagasse (a by-product of the sugar refining process). Bamboo and reed grow in abundance, and are readily renewed. Bagasse is waste left over after extracting juice from sugarcane, and is often discarded or burned, but its intrinsic properties make it perfect as a paper base. By replacing wood pulp with these rapidly-renewable non-wood materials, our natural resources can be used more efficiently.
Comfortable and stable in your hands, the style and texture of Wasara clearly distinguish it from other disposable tableware. With organic forms that can be handled comfortably, and a texture that reflects its handcrafted roots, Wasara facilitates the Japanese custom of holding dishes in one’s hands while eating.”
”The print substrate is a cartonboard named Frövi Carry that is commonly used for packaging solutions like this one. We decided to turn the coated white side to the inside to reveal the original material through the untreated brown side of the carton sheet. The box is printed in three colors: yellow (a special spot color mixed for the brewery), an opaque white as first coat printed under the yellow and finally black for the texts. The printing plates for the texts can be varied to define the particular sort of beer the box is made for. A matt varnish is printed nearly all over the box with just the corona left open to achieve its unobtrusive and subtle appearance. Laterally information about the producer is placed. On one side there is a short text on the brand «LägereBräu» itself. On the opposite side a short description provides further information on the particular sort of beer. If you open the box at the perforation it reveals the inner coated surface of the cardboard. We printed the entire inside with the yellow spot color to support the idea of the box being just a physical container that on its opening discloses all the ideas and values connected to the brand and it’s product.”
Adidas Group has a five-year plan to restructure the company’s approach to environmental management along the entire value chain. An important part of the strategy is about Packaging. The adidas Group has been reviewing the material content in shoe boxes for many years. Beginning with the use of soy-based and water-based inks through to 100% recycled cardboards. In 2011, they will review all packaging concepts used throughout their brands and different product groups. They will specify environmental targets for further packaging reduction and optimisation for 2015. Via Dexigner
By Italian Designer Max Casaroli. ”Arabesque evokes elegance and decoration; from the brand to the product packaging, the idea is to represent a delicate and sinuous environment where Arabesque is the main actor playing.”
The Big Book of Packaging ”In light of the recent lift in environmental consciousness, this volume of the Big Book Series will devote one third of its content to the increasingly important subject of green packaging-showing designers and retailers how to package their products creatively, responsibly, and at low cost, factors that will be reflected in the books own packaging/binding as well.”
Clever take-away package for AB Coffee and Crepe by Lauren Schimming, University of Kansas. ”A.B.’s Coffee and Crepes is a charming locally owned restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas. A.B. currently uses Styrofoam clam-shells for his take-away crepe orders. Inspired by origami folding cups, I created a variation on the traditional crepe cone that can be sealed for take-away orders. The crepe cone can also be fully unwrapped into a plate for both at-home and in-store use.” Via The Dieline
Ceramica Meridiano makes ceramic packaging made of clay; a natural material, abundant and non-polluting. In addition air emissions during its manufacture follow the current legislation. They also have a variety of locking systems available. For exclusive cheese, butter or other tasty products. Ideally this package is being reused – and as opposed to many other 2nd life products I really see the potential here; an espresso cup, serve snacks or keep dried berries in.
Hibernalis is a packaging concept for icewine made by student Stéphanie Malak at Sylvain Allard’s packaging course. The protective secondary package is made of raw paper pulp.
What is this? Looks like styrofoam, right? But it is 100% biodegradable cornstarch chips. Water soluble, compostable, yet with same properties as traditional packaging chips. It’s great to replace styrofoam with biodegradable material. But here comes the problem; the perception! Normal people will never notice the difference. When developing environmentally friendly packaging there are two parallel missions; to look sustainable, and to actually be sustainable. If missing one of these factors, you downgrade the product. And you mislead the consumer. It’s a little bit like making veggie sausages!
Wow! Envision Design has done a really good job developing a packaging collection for Knuthenlund. ”On 1 July 2007, Knuthenlund estate converted its farming operations to organic production, and in doing so became one of the very biggest organic farms in Denmark. In converting to organics, Knuthenlund embarked on a new chapter in its long history. We have greatly looked forward to the great challenge of running the estate as an organic enterprise. On Lolland we have some of the best farmland in Denmark, and possibly even the best climate. In our view, we must capitalise on this to supply the best produce in Denmark. Converting the estate to organic production is a major commitment, but we hope we can thereby demonstrate that there is an alternative approach to professional farming – one that takes both the working and natural environment into consideration as well as animal welfare.” Via Lovely Package
Mondi Tire Kutsan invites undergraduate creative students to Kutu Kutu Project Design Competition with a concept of ‘Shelf Ready Packaging’. The aim is to combine design & innovation with corrugated packaging, identifying new, aesthetic, functional and environmentally friendly ideas to our daily lives.
Undergraduate students at the Universities of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus can apply to this competition until April 12th, 2011. The winner will be awarded a Design Culture and Management certificate program in İstanbul Bilgi University. The second winner will be awarded a Mac Book, and the third winner will be awarded an I Pad. These three winners will as well have the possibility to have an internship in Mondi Tire Kutsan’s plants. More details about the project