Dear Tea Society

Tea packaging designed by Open Studio Stockholm. The inspiration comes from classical tea salons and British member clubs. They created a fictional members club, where all teas have their own personality. And the result is something we haven’t seen in the food shelves before!

 
Designed by Open Studio Stockholm. The mission was to develop a whole new Nordic tea concept that could stand for quality, sustainability, innovation, and traceability – in a playful way. “Our idea was to create a fictional members club, where all teas have their own personality. Every blend/infution is personalized with a portrait and a charming personal description. We wanted the tea to feel as an interesting (and often eccentric!) characters that you’d like to meet over a cup.”

“The inspiration comes from classical tea salons and British member clubs, but at the same time we wanted to create something contemporary that makes tea drinking as urban and modern as the barista culture. The member clubs brought our thoughts to libraries that led us to the book-like design. The tea packages are placed on the shelf with the back outwards for easy reading of the title, sort and flavour.”

In addition to visual identity, naming and packaging design, they have also developed a physical meeting place for tea lovers in the form of a showroom/office/tea shop. On the walls are the actual paintings from the packages hanging.
By Kristina de Verdier on 12 April, 2018 In , ,

Wheat is wheat is wheat

  Milk by apple. Flour by Prada. Coffee by Cartier. Peddy Mergui, owner of a brand firm, and a senior professor of design at the Holon Institute of Technology, has made an interesting exhibition called Wheat is Wheat is Wheat. “By infusing the packaging of our most basic commodities with values of prestige and luxury, Wheat is Wheat is…

 

Milk by apple. Flour by Prada. Coffee by Cartier. Peddy Mergui, owner of a brand firm, and a senior professor of design at the Holon Institute of Technology, has made an interesting exhibition called Wheat is Wheat is Wheat. “By infusing the packaging of our most basic commodities with values of prestige and luxury, Wheat is Wheat is Wheat explores the dynamic and often blurred ethical boundaries of design within consumer culture. This exhibition is meant to highlight the challenges a designer faces when tasked with promoting economic interests while remaining true to his or her own moral compass. The various exhibits combine shapes and images from the world of consumption with concepts from the field of consumer ethics. They serve to highlight both the contentious, potentially arbitrary connection that products have to packaging, and the ethically challenging conditions in which designers are asked to operate. Using humorous, yet provocative undertones, Wheat is Wheat is Wheat will leave you with more questions than answers – particularly on your next trip to the supermarket. The exhibits were created as works of art and are the result of the freedom of creative artistic expression.”

By Kristina de Verdier on 9 January, 2015 In , , , ,

Art Deco Eggs

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.


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.

By Kristina de Verdier on 23 October, 2011 In , , , , , ,

Package Icon goes Art

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.

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.

Water-shaped Bottles

          The water-shaped bottle by Xiaoli Wen. He has created a series of porcelain bottles shaped by a waterfall. He made silicone rubber moulds of discarded plastic and glass bottles, the moulds were filled with plaster and cured while hanging under flowing water. A small number of bottles were selected which people casually…

 

 

 

 

 

The water-shaped bottle by Xiaoli Wen. He has created a series of porcelain bottles shaped by a waterfall. He made silicone rubber moulds of discarded plastic and glass bottles, the moulds were filled with plaster and cured while hanging under flowing water. A small number of bottles were selected which people casually discarded into rivers – bottles of mineral water, Coca-Cola, beer, whisky and gin

Here are words from the designer: “Water does not have its own shape. It is shaped by its container. Now water wants to change the container’s shape therefore to decide its shape by itself. It is a philosophical thinking about active or passive, change or be changed.” Via Dezeen and MarteLouise.

Waste transformed into Art

Stuart Haygarth has collected waste that is being washed up on parts of Kent coastline. With this waste he has produced several objects. This chandelier is one of them and is mainly made of plastic objects. It’s incredible how much waste there is along the world’s coastlines, and amazing how Stuart managed to do something…

Stuart Haygarth has collected waste that is being washed up on parts of Kent coastline. With this waste he has produced several objects. This chandelier is one of them and is mainly made of plastic objects. It’s incredible how much waste there is along the world’s coastlines, and amazing how Stuart managed to do something as beautiful as this chandelier of the ugly garbage. Read more about his work on Wallpaper.

Happy Day

Almost one month later and I am back online. Will start with a package I found at Galleria Civica di Modena. It’s a package with a daily dose of good mood. With the old-fashion glass bottle you get a unique comic strip and a positive thought on a small note. The project is a play with empathy – with…

Almost one month later and I am back online. Will start with a package I found at Galleria Civica di Modena. It’s a package with a daily dose of good mood. With the old-fashion glass bottle you get a unique comic strip and a positive thought on a small note. The project is a play with empathy – with a refreshing touch of irony. I like the design which is breathing pop art. Cinzia Muscolino, is the artist behind it – born in Messina, where she lives and works, since 1974. Produced by Gigimedici Sassuolo.