Recycled Coffee Cups

James Cropper 3D Products has been appointed by Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics as part of the brand’s commitment to finding ethically sourced packaging. Lush introduced packaging made from recycled coffee cups in October 2017. An advanced processing technique is being used, to separate the plastic and paper, press-molding the paper to create the packaging. The square clam-shell box design…

By Kristina de Verdier On 15 November, 2017 In , , , ,

Electrolux Wins Green Packaging Award

The Electrolux Green Range of vacuums has received a Silver Pentaward 2017 for its eco-friendly packaging. The Electrolux Green Range consists of eight vacuum cleaners made out of 55–70% recycled plastic. To emphasize the sustainable focus of the products, the packaging is made from 88% recycled cardboard. Sustainability was further improved by switching from an oil-based four-color…

Bolt Threads x Stella Mc Cartney

Stella McCartney continues the brand’s dedication to fashion eco innovation with the announcement of a new partnership with Bolt Threads, a San Fransisco-based biotechnology company creating the next generation of advanced materials. This new collaboration will push boundaries in fabric innovation and usher in the next generation of cutting-edge textiles. Bolt Threads engineers fibers from scratch based…

The Iris Collection by Hay

The Iris collection, a new series of vases, mugs and penholders in porcelain, designed by Clara von Zweigbergk for Hay. The collection is inspired by folding paper and the super thin porcelain of Anita Japan makes the series extremely strong while still looking fragile. Many of the products Clara von Zweigbergk has designed originate from her…

By Kristina de Verdier On 18 September, 2017 In , , , , ,

Inflated Origami By MIT

A team of MIT Media Lab researchers has developed inflated origami. A network of air channels in geometric patterns on sheets of paper, plastic, or textile. This creates inflatable pinched pouches which are subsequently connected and layered to take on complex folding forms. A computer program allows the designer to experiment and fine-tune shapes and patterns in a simulator….

Malmö Chocolate Factory

A next-door chocolate factory has redesigned their portfolio. Malmö Chokladfabrik is a chocolate factory rooted in old Swedish chocolate tradition and the renowned classic brand of Mazetti. Still partly located in Mazetti’s historical factory in the centre of Malmö, the company is owned and managed by two passionate brothers. Stockholm-based Pond Design created the new concept including concept development,…

Amaro 33 to attract young audience

New hip-flask inspired design from Argentina-based YG Design! YG Design is a strategic and creative consultancy specializing in the beverages & luxury goods industries. “Amaro is a grappa-based distillate. This product is the spearhead of a change towards a major updating of the manufacturer which allows an improvement in the distillery profile regarding other traditional-style products….

Zlatan Myth Design

  After launching two beloved fragrances, Zlatan Ibrahimović Parfums is releasing its third collection – MYTH WOOD and MYTH BLOOM. The scents capture the elusive magic of Zlatan’s home country – the forests, nature and calm of Sweden. Zlatan worked closely with Olivier Pescheux, one of the world’s leading perfumers from Givaudan in Paris.

Mirage Arabica Coffee Concept

A team of Armenia-based designers have created a product in which each of them can find their favorite flavor of coffee (espresso, cappuccino, mocha, latte, americano). “We took coffee Arabica and visualized 5 types of coffee connecting them to each other. We decided to separate the ingredients by turning them into colors. Next, we illustrated them in a form…

By Kristina de Verdier On 9 May, 2017 In , ,

Packaging from milk protein

The French start-up company Lactips started in 2014 with the purpose to tackle the problem of environmental waste. In order to do this they produce water soluble and biodegradable thermoplastic pellets based on milk protein. Those pellets are used as a raw material for thermoforming, film, or any kind of plastic applications. You have probably seen their soluble film for…

Hinoki by Nine

Hinoki is a beautiful sustainable packaging concept created for the cosmetics industry. It’s designed by Swedish innovation agency NINE. NINE is a future-driven innovation consultancy, part of the BillerudKorsnäs Group, a publicly traded company and global provider of smarter packaging for a sustainable future. CHALLENGE In the Cosmetics Industry, the notion of  “premium” products is commonly connected to…

Compostable Coffee Pods

Halo is a completely bio-degradable coffee capsule compatible with your home Nespresso machine. Designed with an innovative blend of compostable natural fibres to protect the coffee flavours. Like many coffee drinkers across the world Halo was dissatisfied with the coffee capsule industries practices, vagueness and green washing. -13,500 non-biodegradable coffee capsules being thrown into landfill every minute. -39,000 coffee capsules globally…

And Union’s Beer Can go texture

“Bavarian craft brewer AND UNION has unveiled the first canned beers in its range with a  ballsy yet restrained design. Solid, single colours represent each beer in the line-up, in an attempt  to cut through the clutter commonly seen on shelves these days.” “The modest hero of the design is texture, as the brewer played with…

By Kristina de Verdier On 3 March, 2017 In , , ,

Zara Fragrance Design

  Designed by Lavernia & Cienfuegos. “Zara approached us to redesign their “best seller” women’s fragrance range. The brief asked that the new design be an evolution of the previous one, with the intention that customers continue to recognize the collection. They asked us to focus on the bottle and cap and to make very little changes…

By Kristina de Verdier On 15 February, 2017 In , , , , ,

The textures of Gotland

Designed by Identity Works, Sweden. The Swedish island of Gotland is a truly unique place. The light is more present, nature more dramatic and sparse. No wonder half of Stockholm migrate here over the summer!  For generations the Arla dairy in Visby has provided Gotland with milk from local cows and farmers. It was time…