Young Designers Award

Winner

  • Abre Cabezas 1
     
  • Abre Cabezas 2
     
  • Abre Cabezas 3
     

Most innovative entry

Abre Cabezas

Official name of entry:
Abre Cabezas
Name:
Carlos Miles (Spain)
Jury comments

This game can be played with both by adults and children and this idea especially appealed to the judges because in the era of computers and digital games, this game encourages creativity, most especially by children. It is a natural product and totally safe for children to play with. The individual pieces consist of a rectangular piece of cartonboard with 4 slots on each side and the slots and the flexibility of the material create endless possibilities for putting together the most complex shapes. An additional asset is that the individual pieces can be printed in various colours or designs and so extend the range of possibilities for this excellent entry.

Winner

  • Halogen Lamp Packaging 1
     
  • Halogen Lamp Packaging 2
     
  • Halogen Lamp Packaging 3
     

Student entry

Halogen Lamp Packaging

Official name of entry:
Halogen Lamp Packaging
Name:
Mirjam Marissink (The Netherlands)
Jury comments

The jury was most impressed by this design. The power of the simplicity of the package was highly appreciated and this entry stood out because of the very high conceptual and technical quality of the design. Besides this, a new functionality in the use of carton board was shown and the judges were impressed that the interesting shape is made using a simple rectangular shape. The package is both light and strong, two prerequisites for the packed product, in this case a halogen lamp though, as the judges pointed out, this type of constructional design lends itself to many different applications. The intricate cutting pattern transforms a simple piece of cartonboard into a 3 dimensional shape and these cuts form an integral part of the system for holding the contents safe. This student is an asset to the industry and the entry shows once again the versatility of folding cartons.

Winner

  • Twist Box 1
     
  • Twist Box 2
     
  • Twist Box 3
     

Professional entry

Twist Box

Official name of entry:
Twist Box
Name:
Philipp Prause (Austria)
Jury comments

The jury was unanimous in awarding this entry the winners prize. A really new solution for opening and closing a box that is not only intriguing but also works well, consistently.

The design reflects 100% carton technology and an additional point of interest is that there was no glue used for this packaging. The clever folding ensures the carton and lid are structurally strong. The Jury felt that this was a first for the carton industry and shows well what creative ideas are possible with cartonboard. The box could be made in a range of different sizes and this could lead to a multitude of different uses. The surprise element is also apparent and this provides emotional appeal which is now such an important aspect. It is a good gift item and the lid can double as a presentation tray.

Finalists

Breakfast set "Skål" 1

Student entry

Breakfast set "Skål"

Official name of entry: Breakfast set "Skål"
Name: Gwendi Hernalsteen (Belgium)
Jury comments

A very simple design with remarkable qualities, which according to the jury merited commendation. One piece of cartonboard is cut in such a way that it can safely hold a complete breakfast set consisting of a cup, plate and cutlery. In addition the judges were impressed that no gluing was required as the pack and contents are held in place securely by a slot in flap. Besides the functionality of the design also the jury remarked on the fact that the entrant had chosen the correct material for this type of use.

Brick 1

Professional entry

Brick

Official name of entry: Brick
Name: Frank Baeten (The Netherlands)
Jury comments

Using as a base a diamond shaped format, many new packaging solutions and combinations can be created. The basic form can be used in any variety of sizes and shapes and the package is in effect its own display and has a premium value. An excellent design for beauty and cosmetic products.

Haiku 1

Professional entry

Haiku

Official name of entry: Haiku
Name: Susanne Lippitsch (Austria)
Jury comments

This design for Chinese food or sushi is simple but has a number of interesting elements. The packages are delivered flat to the point of sale and can be quickly and easily manually erected.

After the food has been put in the carton, chopsticks can be placed through slots on the top flaps so closing the carton and making it easily and safely transportable. This also has the benefit of providing food along with the means of eating it. The judges also commented on the elegance and comparative simplicity of the design that is eye catching and effective.

Toblerone 1

Student entry

Toblerone

Official name of entry: Toblerone
Name: Karine Sears (United Kingdom)
Jury comments

This design revisits the classic shape of Toblerone, a triangle. This shape is reproduced in a pyramid design in which the individual pyramids fold in to form a cube. As a result the Judges felt that the design would be well suited particularly to the gift market. The inner package is covered with a square carton that lends itself to effective transport and display. At first sight the outside is a square box. Once lifted, five pyramids shaped packages fold out, which could contain chocolates. The surprise effect and the recurring Toblerone shape appealed greatly to the judges.