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 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 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…

By kristina On 6 April, 2016 In , , , ,

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…

By kristina On 30 March, 2016 In , , ,

Libero Rutilo creates a collection of design vases combining upcycling and 3D printing

Milan-based Libero Rutilo creates a collection of design vases combining upcycling and 3D printing technology. The project gives a second chance to such an unvalued object as a PET bottle, which would be normally thrown away after it has been used. The idea was to create a vase conserving only its silhouette. The vase itself represents…

By kristina On 30 March, 2016

Nonino Grappa travel flask by Scholten & Baijings

  Scholten & baijings designed a travel flask for Nonino, made of titanium. This high value material is not only strong and extremely light, but also corrosion resistant, which makes it ideal to transport and to store grappa. The unique colour, texture and sheen of the grapes served as inspiration for the design of the nonino travel…

By kristina On 28 March, 2016

Sandwich wraps by Rasmus Erixon and Tobias Möller

Designed by Rasmus Erixon and Tobias Möller, students at Broby Grafiska, in Sunne, Sweden. Møller/Barnekow is a fictional well-established sandwich bar that for many years have been offering high quality sandwiches and salads with locally produced ingredients. They have now chosen to expand their range, and will offer high quality wraps. To buy a wrap in…

By kristina On 28 March, 2016

5 Packaging Design Trends 2016

Grasping the dynamics of the global market is crucial to any innovation or design initiative. Knowing what makes consumers tick, and how the industry is evolving, will help you kick off the creation of your future business in the right direction. Kristina de Verdier creates an annual report on emerging trends in the packaging industry. Here…

By kristina On 24 March, 2016

Seaweed based material by Japanese AMAM

  Created by the design agency AMAM from Japan. They have developed a more environmentally friendly plastic material, based on Agar. Agar is a gelatinous material that can be readily found in red marine algae. The material is still in prototyping phase, and is of high interest for the packaging industry, who is constantly working on improving their impact on the earth. This project is one of four…

By kristina On 23 March, 2016

Schampoo of the future by Marilu Valente

Nepenthes, the future of schampoo packaging, designed by Marilu Valente. Nepenthes is a manifesto against the plastic packaging overconsumption of today’s society. Marilu highlights that in the cosmetics sector, the plastic packaging is especially problematic; usually their unique function is to attract the consumer’s attention. “Nepenthes is a revolutionary packaging system which is made entirely…

By kristina On 21 March, 2016