Young Designer Winners and Finalists

Winner

CREATIVE CARTONBOARD IDEAS

fulfil

Official name of entry:
fulfil
Designer(s):
Mirjam Bauer, Maureen Seel, Nora Karl

Many people are unaware that tampons should never be flushed down the toilet. They block pipes, end up in rivers and coastal waters, thus polluting the sea and having a harmful impact on the marine environment at a global level. Our design idea „Fulfil“ is a paper-based pack offering a smart solution to this problem. Each tampon would come with a folded sanitary disposal box. Unlike conventional tampon packaging, „Fulfil“ provides everything the customer would need throughout the whole usage process. Focusing both on the disposal of the old and removal of the new tampon, „Fulfil“ would ensure a sustainable tampon experience.

Jury comments

The judges found this to be a most inventive concept where the inner pack contains a folding pocket to house the used tampon and the pocket behind holds a new tampon. That in itself was something but the aesthetic of that also worked very well with the outer, retail, pack.

Winner

CREATIVE CARTONBOARD PACKAGING FOOD & DRINK

Flour Sifter/Easy-to-use flour box

Official name of entry:
Flour Sifter/Easy-to-use flour box
Designer(s):
Gabriela Buțincu

A perfect example of how cartonboard boxes can incorporate different functionality and do away with the need for the consumer to use additional kitchen utensils. The integrated flour sieve is both
innovative and practical. Once tried, this flour box will become the favourite gadget in everyone’s kitchen. This simple but effective idea would be equally suitable in the catering industry as it would at home.

Jury comments

This is definitely one of those where we all thought ‘why didn’t anyone think of that before’. A flour sifter built into the packaging construction, not only provides an immediate consumer benefit but
creates a premium offering, adding value in a sector that is dominated by price.

Winner

CREATIVE CARTONBOARD PACKAGING ALL OTHER

ZIG ZAG ZIG

Official name of entry:
ZIG ZAG ZIG
Designer(s):
Lorenz Keiblinger

Isn´t it odd, that when you purchase a knife, you need the very same thing to unpack it? Also, the most commonly used packaging is usually made from plastic – and if it´s not, you can´t see the product. For this project, the knife itself is used for stability, the cartonboard fitment holds everything together. The sharp edge doesn’t need to be touched at any point.

Jury comments

In short, this is simply brilliant or brilliantly simple or just genius. A packaging design construction for a knife that not only looks special, holds the knife perfectly securely and yet you can fully see the knife. The creativity and strategic thought that produced this concept, we have rarely seen.

Winner

SAVE THE PLANET

Cardboard Pads

Official name of entry:
Cardboard Pads
Designer(s):
Max Gugenhan

„Cardboard Pads“ would be the perfect solution when it comes to environmentally-friendly shipping of smaller products, electronic devices or fragile items. They offer excellent spring action and perfect hold. Due to the 90° rotated pads, entanglement is created, which holds the product in place and protects it from slipping.

Jury comments

This entry falls into the ‘simple but equally effective’ category. The cardboard pads provide protection and cushioning for the product e.g. electronic items, through the simple use of carton and paper and removes the need for bubble wrap or other plastic protection.

Winner

BEST NEWCOMER

Avis

Official name of entry:
Avis
Designer(s):
Yana Malakhovskaya

Avis is an unusual packaging idea for nuts and snacks with an innovative opening mechanism. The design is inspired by the shape of a bird that opens and closes its beak. To open the pack, you must tear off the protective edge along the line, which ensures the safety of the product. Then open the „beak“ by pressing the edge of its high side so that it bends in the opposite direction. After that, you can pour out the required amount of nuts and close the package. For more compact disposal, it can be folded by squeezing on two sides. Avis will appeal to both children and adults.

Jury comments

A unique carton construction in the shape of a bird with a window to allow the product to be seen. The opening is the beak of the bird to allow access to the product. A fun and attractive pack for consumers of all ages.

Winner

Public Award

fulfil

Official name of entry:
fulfil
Designer(s):
Mirjam Bauer, Maureen Seel, Nora Karl

Many people are unaware that tampons should never be flushed down the toilet. They block pipes, end up in rivers and coastal waters, thus polluting the sea and having a harmful impact on the marine environment at a global level. Our design idea „Fulfil“ is a paper-based pack offering a smart solution to this problem. Each tampon would come with a folded sanitary disposal box. Unlike conventional tampon packaging, „Fulfil“ provides everything the customer would need throughout the whole usage process. Focusing both on the disposal of the old and removal of the new tampon, „Fulfil“ would ensure a sustainable tampon experience.

Jury comments

The judges found this to be a most inventive concept where the inner pack contains a folding pocket to house the used tampon and the pocket behind holds a new tampon. That in itself was something but the aesthetic of that also worked very well with the outer, retail, pack.

Finalists

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balanced.

Official name of entry: balanced.
Designer(s): Magdalena Mabrouk
The positions of the slots and creases help to hold the blown glass sphere in the right position and form the package to its unique shape. Thanks to the shape of the die-cut, there would be very little material waste. The design idea is also spacesaving, as it is glued together only in one place. Although you can clearly see the fragile content through the pack, it is protected very well.

Cookie Pocket

Official name of entry: Cookie Pocket
Designer(s): Elzem Çelebi
This product would eliminate the difficulty of carrying two separate products in one hand, making it easier for the consumer to handle a coffee and cookie at the same time. It's also easy to use by the server ensuring fast service.

Coffee Bag

Official name of entry: Coffee Bag
Designer(s): Gizem Köroğlu
„Coffee Bag“ is a design idea made from cartonboard that would provide easy transportation of coffees and snacks from coffee shops. The packaging also turns into a foldable table, so that the consumers can enjoy the food/coffees in different places and without spillage.

Excalibur Packaging

Official name of entry: Excalibur Packaging
Designer(s): Jeffrey Escherich
This is a packaging idea to present and protect a luxury knife. When the packaging is opened, it remains so due to the fabric construction on the inside. This way, the knife could be presented
in the shop or displayed at home. To give a professional touch to the packaging, it can be opened and closed by means of a magnetic mechanism which gives a 'click' sound. This gives the
consumer an unforgettable experience and the knife is presented like never before.

LenSafe

Official name of entry: LenSafe
Designer(s): Metka Antolič
„LenSafe“ is a packaging design idea created to ensure safe storage and transportation of a camera lens. The plain and raw, yet sturdy exterior is eco-friendly and would be low-priced in production. The packaging could be reused for the storage of the lens after purchase. It would be produced flat and glued, therefore saving space when not needed. „LenSafe“ feels soft, yet sturdy but also provides a satisfying „pop“ sound when opened.

Think Eco.

Official name of entry: Think Eco.
Designer(s): Anna Marie Kotter
„Think Eco.“ has been designed with the idea of packing a smartphone with only one piece of cardboard in its box. It's a system of various folded cardboard strips, which gets its stability from the way it fits into the outer shell. The cartonboard strips are tucked into each other, thus providing a level in the middle where the phone is cushioned and therefore safe. Due to the special way of folding, there is space left above and below the phone to put in additional equipment. The phone can be removed easily from the box by unfolding the stopper on either side.