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…

5 PACKAGING DESIGN TRENDS 2017

Grasping the dynamics of the global market is crucial to any innovation or design initiative. When consumers’ fundamental needs are considered before the creative process begins, the end result offers desire through beauty, function and relevance. Knowing what makes consumers tick, and how the industry is evolving, will help you kick off the creation of…

Cosmetics concept created by Funky Business

Branding agency Funky Business® created new brand line concept of premium cosmetics. “Microme Cosmetics are innovative solution in the field of molecular makeup. Natural ingredients and the latest scientific developments allowed to create safe and effective solution for rejuvenating and skin protection. Product line consists of three well-developed positions helping to get a full range…

THE WORLD’S FIRST FLAT WINE BOTTLE

  London entrepreneur Joe Revell of startup Garçon Wines has designed a plastic Bordeaux-style bottle that’s flattened like a flask so it can fit through an English letterbox for easy delivery to consumers. Garçon Wine club is a subscription service, offering people who want to try different types of wine, convenient home-delivery. Using a heavy duty, glass-like plastic, Garçon Wine club…

Dental care products designed by Daniela Cardona

Let me introduce a new talent on the design scene. Daniela Cardona, born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. She has designed these dental care products for Crest. Daniela moved to Pasadena, California in 2012 to pursue her dream of becoming a product designer. She is currently living in Los Angeles, CA after completing her B.S in Product…

Rewined Soap Packaging

Rewined is now introducing a new product. Stitch Design Co. designed packaging for their collection of subtly scented soaps. The packaging pulls from the core design elements of the candle packaging to seamlessly connect this new product to the brand. Letterpressed wood veneer wraps, color coded wax seals and signatures on each bar are just a few of those…

By Kristina de Verdier On 10 January, 2017 In , , , ,

Lip Rescue protects women from violence

Lip Rescue by Oriental Princess. A product designed to protect women in Thailand from violence. Following statistics showing that every 20 seconds, a woman is a victim of violence, the Thai beauty brand’s lipstick can also be used as a whistle to alert people nearby. Blowing on the safety whistle-style packaging emits a sound of up to…

By Kristina de Verdier On 10 January, 2017 In , , ,

Chilly’s Bottles

Are we ready to change our habits, and reuse one really good bottle, instead of throwing away tons of plastic? The Chilly’s Bottle is a reusable bottle that can keep your water ice cold for up to 24 hours. Chilly’s mission is to accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products. They aim to do this through…

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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