Sigg by Brunner Mettler

The industrial designers Thilo Brunner and  Joerg Mettler (Brunner Mettler), were asked to create a thermos-version of the iconic Sigg bottle. In an article in Frame, Brunner explains “It’s a family of sturdy thermoses, they belong to a category of physical products that won’t be replaced by immaterial ones: products used for food and drinks. They look very…

Sigg thilo brunner reusable sustainable packaging design

The industrial designers Thilo Brunner and  Joerg Mettler (Brunner Mettler), were asked to create a thermos-version of the iconic Sigg bottle. In an article in Frame, Brunner explains “It’s a family of sturdy thermoses, they belong to a category of physical products that won’t be replaced by immaterial ones: products used for food and drinks. They look very simple and inconspicuous, despite the high-tech complexity that went into their development. The bottles are democratic in price and readily available. They restrict the overuse of PET bottles.” He explains the design intent: “Because of the iconic design of the original bottle, it was clear from the outset that we wouldn’t be starting with a clean slate. Our job was more about treating the old guy with respect, while giving him a more contemporary appearance. We knew the market demanded a larger opening, and we had to incorporate insulation. The double-walled construction considerably increases the total volume of the bottle, but it holds the same amount of liquid. The goal was to make a sleek form despite the extra volume. To make the shapes as fluid as possible, we used splines to draw the bottles. To get the desired curves and balanced proportions, we constantly changed splines, often fighting for tenths of millimetres to achieve a pleasing overall look.”

Oliveology

Black and golden olive oil packaging from Oliveology. “This limited edition oil is individually numbered. Only 320 numbered and signed tins are available. Oliveology was created in 2009 as a means of sharing and enjoying the culinary treasures and gastronomic traditions of Greece.  We only work with independent, artisan farmers who produce truly high quality items using traditional…

Black and golden olive oil packaging from Oliveology. “This limited edition oil is individually numbered. Only 320 numbered and signed tins are available. Oliveology was created in 2009 as a means of sharing and enjoying the culinary treasures and gastronomic traditions of Greece.  We only work with independent, artisan farmers who produce truly high quality items using traditional and sustainable techniques. In this way we can help preserve traditional methods and support independent local producers in Greece.”

By Kristina de Verdier on 30 December, 2013 In , ,

Fortnum & Mason Premium Tea

Fortnum & Mason, famous for their fine teas, has introduced a premium range, designed by LRW, London. “The brief for LRW was to create a concept that would draw on over 300 years of heritage with a strong appeal to international markets with a new iconic caddy shape. The new packaging was produced in a number of…

Fortnum & Mason, famous for their fine teas, has introduced a premium range, designed by LRW, London. “The brief for LRW was to create a concept that would draw on over 300 years of heritage with a strong appeal to international markets with a new iconic caddy shape. The new packaging was produced in a number of sizes including the large display caddies from which the loose tea is served. The retail consumer sized packaging were also required to become a ‘collectable’ and can be refilled. Via The Dieline

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Olivae Olive Oil

Olive oil packaging designed by student Kenny Maicon Barcelos, Brazil. Via Packaging of the World

Olive oil packaging designed by student Kenny Maicon Barcelos, Brazil. Via Packaging of the World

Design Study – Schweppes 230th Anniversary

On their own initiative French Toast have created this cool packaging, as a celebration to iconic Schweppes. “This year, Schweppes celebrates their 230 years. We designed three bottles & cans, as limited edition. This is a design case study and in no way intented to harm any rights nor officially related to this or any other brand.”…

On their own initiative French Toast have created this cool packaging, as a celebration to iconic Schweppes. “This year, Schweppes celebrates their 230 years. We designed three bottles & cans, as limited edition. This is a design case study and in no way intented to harm any rights nor officially related to this or any other brand.”

“French Toast  is a multi-disciplinary interactive agency focused on creating strong artwork & fresh tasting webdesign. After working for various clients & studios as freelance designers, we decided to push our passion to the maximum and create our own agency”

New butter brand and in-home experience

Here is a very good piece of innovation & design work for something as basic as butter. A holistic approach to the food product and its packaging, where the in-home experience has been key. Compliments to Pearlfisher and Arla. “As part of a long-term relationship with Arla, Pearlfisher have created a new addition to the Lurpak range – Slow Churned…

Here is a very good piece of innovation & design work for something as basic as butter. A holistic approach to the food product and its packaging, where the in-home experience has been key. Compliments to Pearlfisher and Arla.

“As part of a long-term relationship with Arla, Pearlfisher have created a new addition to the Lurpak range – Slow Churned Butter. The work spans brand strategy, structure innovation, packaging design and in-home experience.

Lurpak Slow Churned Butter is a distinctively delicious butter made using traditional dairy craftsmanship. It uses the famous and loved Lurpak recipe, but is made with a method inspired by the early dairy tradition – the cream is churned very slowly and is made in small batches to allow a unique fuller Lurpak taste and texture to develop. Pearlfisher’s challenge for this project was to nurture what makes Lurpak iconic whilst developing a new brand design that would sit comfortably within the Lurpak portfolio and alongside the full range on the shelf. The result is a premium offer within the category that appeals to people who enjoy pure unadorned butter moments – it is the butter for butter connoisseurs.

Arla Vice President Global Butter & Spreads, Laurence Fischer, commented, “Lurpak speaks to an audience of food lovers, because like them, it knows that food matters. The quality of ingredients and where they come from is essential. It is about great food and the
role it can play in making life enjoyable. With our products we look to encourage experimentation, invention and enjoyment in the kitchen. We may be over 100 years old but we look forward not back. We are modern and progressive.”

Stockholm Confectionery Factory

        Stockholm Confectionery Factory, founded around 100 years ago, still going strong and also exporting the sweets to countries around Europe. Beautiful old photos as the foundation of the design, on clean metal cans.

 

 

 

 

Stockholm Confectionery Factory, founded around 100 years ago, still going strong and also exporting the sweets to countries around Europe. Beautiful old photos as the foundation of the design, on clean metal cans.

Tea Time Rocks

Dilmah Tea by Manic Design from Singapore

Damn Fine Tea

When you have a package, you emptied it and something tells you – it’s too nice and considered to be thrown away – then there is a value added. Not only the fact that you may keep the package, but also the fact that this thought crossed your mind. Of course this is not the only answer how to build responsible packaging design…

When you have a package, you emptied it and something tells you – it’s too nice and considered to be thrown away – then there is a value added. Not only the fact that you may keep the package, but also the fact that this thought crossed your mind. Of course this is not the only answer how to build responsible packaging design in the world. But I think it’s complementary to recyclable and environmentally friendly materials and systems that are being developed. Damn Fine Tea it is, and it’s designed in collaboration with Aesthetic Apparatus.

Pastiglie Leone

A grey and rainy day here in Italy, so I thought a coffee might cheer it up a little…and found these lovely packages at the coffee bar. Pastilles from Pastiglie Leone, a traditional Italian brand since 1857. The metal cans definitely cheered me up, colorful and with beautiful graphics.


A grey and rainy day here in Italy, so I thought a coffee might cheer it up a little…and found these lovely packages at the coffee bar. Pastilles from Pastiglie Leone, a traditional Italian brand since 1857. The metal cans definitely cheered me up, colorful and with beautiful graphics.