THE WORLD’S FIRST FLAT WINE BOTTLE

  London entrepreneur Joe Revell of startup Garçon Wines has designed a plastic Bordeaux-style bottle that’s flattened like a flask so it can fit through an English letterbox for easy delivery to consumers. Garçon Wine club is a subscription service, offering people who want to try different types of wine, convenient home-delivery. Using a heavy duty, glass-like plastic, Garçon Wine club…

Dental care products designed by Daniela Cardona

Let me introduce a new talent on the design scene. Daniela Cardona, born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. She has designed these dental care products for Crest. Daniela moved to Pasadena, California in 2012 to pursue her dream of becoming a product designer. She is currently living in Los Angeles, CA after completing her B.S in Product…

Rewined Soap Packaging

Rewined is now introducing a new product. Stitch Design Co. designed packaging for their collection of subtly scented soaps. The packaging pulls from the core design elements of the candle packaging to seamlessly connect this new product to the brand. Letterpressed wood veneer wraps, color coded wax seals and signatures on each bar are just a few of those…

By Kristina de Verdier On 10 January, 2017 In , , , ,

Lip Rescue protects women from violence

Lip Rescue by Oriental Princess. A product designed to protect women in Thailand from violence. Following statistics showing that every 20 seconds, a woman is a victim of violence, the Thai beauty brand’s lipstick can also be used as a whistle to alert people nearby. Blowing on the safety whistle-style packaging emits a sound of up to…

By Kristina de Verdier On 10 January, 2017 In , , ,

Words of Welcome

  How can design help Syrian refugees instantly speaking German? The design system ‘Words of Welcome’ makes it possible! Created by DDB Group Germany, based in Berlin. SITUATION Germany has welcomed over one million refugees displaced by the conflict in Syria. Asylum seekers face new challenges in Germany: the majority of Syrian refugees cannot understand the German or English and…

By Kristina de Verdier On 3 January, 2017

Chilly’s Bottles

Are we ready to change our habits, and reuse one really good bottle, instead of throwing away tons of plastic? The Chilly’s Bottle is a reusable bottle that can keep your water ice cold for up to 24 hours. Chilly’s mission is to accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products. They aim to do this through…

New material – Paptic

Andrew Dent, vice president of library and materials research at Material ConneXion presents 11 exciting new materials designers should watch, for the web magazine Fast Company. Blurring the line between paper and plastic, Paptic is a new material that is easy to print on, easy to recycle, and perfect for packaging. “It might not change…

Carlsberg new bio-based beer bottle

As earlier reported here on Ambalaj, Carlsberg are developing the world’s first fully bio-degradable and bio-based beer bottle. The new bottles will be made from a bio-based green fibre material, made from wood fibres, developed in participation with EcoXpac. The bottles are thicker but lighter than plastic alternatives. They can be manufactured into any design and size, and…

Midsummer Tea

I’m very happy to present this neat tea packaging, designed by talented Markus Grudeborn, a good friend and design colleague. Markus runs his studio Color Clouds based in Malmö, Sweden. “Midsummer Tea is a brand new tea label that blends premium Asian tea with natural ingredients handpicked in the Scandinavian forests. Four different blends are on offer, each corresponding…

By Kristina de Verdier On 10 October, 2016 In , , ,

Blossa 2016

  A tribute to the Swedish forest. This year Blossa traveled to northern Sweden to find inspiration for the popular annual mulled wine. An often forgotten berry has been rediscovered and got the lead role, crowberry. Blossa 2016 is characterized by classic mulled spices together with fresh acid from crowberry, round sweetness from birch sap and a light smokiness….

3D-printed Algae packaging

  Designed by Martina Green. “One third of all plastic produced is used for packaging. Plastic has great packaging qualities, but there is an imbalance between the lifetime of products (hundreds of years) and the actual time of utilization (a few minutes). Plastic packaging generates large amounts of waste that never really disappear. The plastic
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Flawowine by Aurélien Hervé

How to highlight smell on a wine bottle? “Here the chateau or the year doesn’t matter. The brand Flavowine puts forwards the most important point to appreciate a wine: the smell. Based on perfume testers, the collar indicates the aromas of the bottle. Fruity, floral, vegetable, spicy, woody, empyreumatic , mineral, lactic or animal. Wine dropped onto the card will show…

By Kristina de Verdier On 12 July, 2016

Genet by Nueve

“In collaboration with AGR Food Marketing agency we have developed the naming, branding and packaging for a new fruit brand targeted at the domestic market. They grow pears, khakis and saturn peaches. GINETA (genet): Referencing the existing fauna from where these fruits are grown, an area between La Vall de Albaida and the La Costera…

By Kristina de Verdier On 22 June, 2016

Just Bee by B&B Studio

“B&B Studio has created the new brand identity and packaging for Just Bee, a natural spring water enriched with a single drop of honey. In a competitive category, the brand wanted to create an iconic look with personality that would communicate the benefits of the product and secure interest from health conscious consumers and retailers alike….

By Kristina de Verdier On 22 June, 2016

Circular Economy of Packaging

The Ambalaj Contributor Sofia Erixson has been digging into the circular economy thinking, and deals with what it means to the world of packaging. – We need to rethink the concept of waste! In the future we are all facing a growing population and increasing pressure on natural resources due to the ever-increasing demand for…