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…

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER by Lambrecht agency

Premium cosmetics products already have to meet high standards in terms of product quality and packaging. So what do you do when a product is developed that is supposed to be positioned above these premium products? A German cosmetics manufacturer has produced just such a super-product – and now it has diamond fever, because the new product uses real…

By Kristina de Verdier On 29 May, 2016

Water-Soluble Package made of soap

  Designed by Gyro. To protect at-risk babies from hypothermia and germs, we created the “Bennison Baby Care Wear” package. Inside, it contains one donated pajama. Each pajama is wrapped in a package made entirely of water-soluble, nontoxic, biodegradable soap paper. Even the ink used is 100% washable and child-safe. All it takes is a…

Acne redefines the beer category

  Daniel Noah Sheikh, currently based in Berlin, has been spending two years creating his own lager label, Noam. Collaborating with one of the world’s most innovative brewing laboratories, Noam brings the values behind traditional bavarian craftsmanship into the 21st century. Thereby defining a new benchmark for the art of contemporary beers, positioning the beer next…

By Kristina de Verdier On 20 April, 2016 In , , , ,

Muti Care by Mirko Borsche

MUTI skincare. Developed, designed and manufactured in Munich, together with Mirko Borsche. The uniqueness of MUTI products is their simplicity and intelligent design. The MUTI experience consists of three moments. 1. Design: The reduced packaging design and the colour markings help in regards to choosing personal products. 2. Clarity: A small number of highly efficient products fulfil the main requirements in…

By Kristina de Verdier On 20 April, 2016 In , , , ,

Water bottle made of algae by Ari Jansson from Iceland

People throw away billions of plastic bottles every year and that’s a problem because it takes plastic around 450 years to decompose, which is kind of a long time. Ari Jónsson is a product design student who studies at the Icelandic Academy of Arts. Recently he came up with a way to create a completely biodegradable water…

Raw C Coconut water by Saltree

Coconut Water by Australian Raw C. One of Australia’s leading authorities on healthy cooking and lifestyle, Pete Evans, is part-owner of the company. Designed by Saltree. “Raw C first approached Saltree to develop a Path-to-Market Retail Strategy to aquire distribution within major Australian supermarkets. In a highly competitive market, it was agreed that to succeed, we needed to…