Packaging for a spherical product
After researching how spherical products were packed, we soon realised that we were limited in options regarding the product visibility and there was no budget for plastic packaging(high mold costs). In order the sphere to be visible, it should stand in the less possible area. A triangle base was designed along with a cylindrical base that was locked together. The sphere was locked inside the box by using a product characteristic and with a vacuum part, the sphere was locked in place.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The brief was to Design a pack for a spherical puzzle. It had to be cost effective, to make the product visible as much as possible. The most difficult part was to keep the sphere visible while at the same time to lock the sphere in place in order to avoid product movement during transportation and alter the product image. The solution was a premium - statue style - packaging consisting of a 2 piece paperboard base, a PET trasparent box and a vaccum part that could lock the sphere in to the box
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
It gives a premium feeling, the consumer have a 360 view of the product.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project was started in October 2016 in Athens and finished in December 2016.
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PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
2 piece paperboard base, PET thermoformed locking system and PET external box.
CMYK plus 2 Pantone Mettalic colors.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
packaging, packaging for sphere, paperboard packaging, v-sphere, matadog, kioroglou, spherical, box
We did a research for spherical objects packaging. We used serach engines, store visits and packaging books search. There was not a single packaging that could make the sphere 360 visible. On top of that, there were budget limitations and it was impossible to create a pack made of plastic (high mold costs)
The hardest part of the design was to combine maximum visibility to the sphere while locking the sphere in place. the second was the most critical since the spherical puzzle has different colors so in case the sphere was moved during trasportation (vibrations) then the product would not be consistent to all advertising materials.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Structural Designer - Andreas Kioroglou and Art Direction / Graphic Design - Andreas Kioroglou
Andreas Kioroglou, 2016.
EU Design Patent - 003708502-0001