Young Designer Winners and Finalists

Winner

SAVE THE PLANET

Roll-Up Selection Box

Name of Entry:
Roll-Up Selection Box
Designer:
Emily Kearns
Institute:
Nottingham Trent University
Lecturer:
Max Pownall

The “Roll-Up“ is an inventive take on your regular Christmas selection box, which challenges the huge amount of packaging used in traditional boxes – and injects some fun. It is designed to be pulled open like a cracker – the top contains a purple ribbon with a snapper that recreates the bang of a cracker when pulled apart.

The “Roll-Up“ unravels to reveal the chocolates which are held in a weave on one single side of cartonboard. The decorative design inside can be modified to suit different age ranges. QR codes hidden underneath the chocolates direct the consumer to tailored activities.

Jury comment by Dr. Janet Shipton

I really like the design of the “Roll-Up Selection Box“ because through clever construction, it removes the need for a plastic fastener, which has always been a problem in this market. Not only is the plastic component removed but the design creates a really interactive way of opening the selection box. All in all, a very smart piece of packaging design that solves an issue through great design thinking and execution.

Winner

CREATIVE CARTONBOARD IDEAS

Eco Seal bread bag closer

Name of Entry:
Eco Seal bread bag closer
Designer:
Senni Virransola
Institute:
University of Lapland
Lecturer:
Milla Johansson

“Eco Seal“ is an innovative and ecological way to keep a bread bag closed and the bread tasty. It holds the bag opening tightly by means of a triangular ridge design which is enclosed by two cartonboard sides. A closing mechanism pushes through a hole in one side, holding “Eco Seal“ together.

Consumers buy huge amounts of bread in bags every year and these bags often have a closure made from plastic or metal. The idea of creating a more ecological bread bag seal inspired the creation of “Eco Seal“.

Jury comment by Philipp Freymüller

“Eco Seal” is a great example of packaging that tackles and solves a problem. At first the clip looks quite ordinary but on closer inspection you see the benefits that this little clip offers. It is environmentally friendly, natural fibre based, can be easily recycled, is reusable and seals the product in a bag perfectly well! A great idea that is designed to use less of our scarce resources and lower the amount of waste we produce.

Winner

CREATIVE CARTONBOARD PACKAGING FOOD & DRINK

Argan Oil Pack

Name of Entry:
Argan Oil Pack
Designers:
Raúl Adame, Pol Delgado, Ester Martínez and Marc Calvo
Institute:
Salesians Sarrià
Lecturer:
Julio Sáenz de Tejada

This pack has been designed to protect the bottle of Argan Oil in transit, allowing the product to be delivered by post. The pack features a protection system made up of air pockets.

Jury comment by Satkar Gidda

The “Argan Oil Pack“ is a lovely piece of carton construction that involves the consumer in the drama of opening the pack to reveal the product inside. The structure of the pack also ensures adequate protection of the glass bottle whilst in transit.

Winner

CREATIVE CARTONBOARD PACKAGING ALL OTHER

Frame it

Name of Entry:
Frame it
Designers:
Kristina Scheld & Farina Nagel
Institute:
Muenster School of Design / FH Muenster
Lecturer:
Prof. Dipl.-Des. Steffen Schulz

“Frame it“ offers all-round protective packaging for your picture frames and several handy features to help you hang your frames perfectly each time, with minimum effort. “Frame it“ includes a unique detachable template, which enables you to position your new frame with ease. Integrated glue dots let you test-hang your frame template, without marking your wall.

No need to grab a measuring tool, “Frame it“ features its own ruler. Once positioned correctly, a highlighted centre dot marks exactly where you should place your nail. Detailed instructions are marked on the packaging. Nailed it! Now, go ahead and “Frame it“!

Jury comment by Dr. Janet Shipton

The “Frame it” design is clever because it provides an additional use. The packaging protects the frame and is also very simply but cleverly designed with a stencil that can be used to hang the product. I really liked the thinking behind the design and the execution which was carried out in a very simple way.

Winner

BEST NEWCOMER

Herbix 1-2-3

Name of Entry:
Herbix 1-2-3
Designer:
Luisa Maldaner
Institute:
AHO - The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Lecturer:
Stine Sofie F. Skinlo and Steinar Killi

Do you ever find it difficult to sprinkle enough herbs into your food whilst cooking? Or do you suddenly find you have half of the container of herbs in your cooking pot? With this new and improved design for herb packaging, those problems could be a thing of the past.

“Herbix 1-2-3“ has three different dosage levels to make it easier for you to spice up your food. This new design incorporates an easy push mechanism that slides up to pour a variable dose of your favourite spice mix and then easily slides back down again to secure the “Herbix 1-2-3“ package for safe storage. The shape of the “Herbix 1-2-3“ container fits naturally into your hand and also provides efficient storage in your spice rack.

Jury comment by Jean-René Truttmann

The jury was excited to award “Herbix 1-2-3“ with the Newcomers Award because the product design is very good and the structure of the pack has been very well thought out. It has 3 levels of dosage, an easy push mechanism which really makes for a pleasant consumer experience and the pack is sustainable. In the herb section at the supermarket, most containers are made from plastic, but this one is 100% paper-based.

Winner

Public Award

The Velveteen Rabbit

Name of Entry:
The Velveteen Rabbit
Designer:
Amanpreet Kang
Institute:
The Northern School of Art
Lecturer:
Neil McCormack

The packaging is designed for the Velveteen Rabbit Luncheon Club that bakes and sells luxury treats. The flower bud blooms when the petals are twisted open, gracefully revealing stackable trays of delicacies. A tube acts as a handle to help pull up the trays, making this a sensational gift on a special day or a beautiful addition to a tea party. The pop-up trays ensure that less material is needed – and no glue is used here. “The Velveteen Rabbit” is helping the earth by promoting recycling, reuse and the reduction of waste.

Finalists

Fillær

Name of Entry: Fillær
Designers: Kim Bujak, Giulia La Spina and Suh-Kyung Choi
Institute: Muenster School of Design / FH Muenster
Lecturer: Prof. Dipl.-Des. Steffen Schulz
Do you have to buy a whole 1kg bag of wall putty, plus equipment for mixing and spreading, just to fill a few holes or seal one crack? “Fillær“ has an all-in-one solution contained in a disposable carton.“Fillær“ contains 330g of putty, enough to fill 10 holes. It features ingenious perforations which convert it into a bowlshaped container with an ergonomic grip, plus a handy spatula tool to use for spreading. Dry putty can be mixed with water in the packaging, which is made from 300gsm cartonboard. The slant incorporated in the spatula makes it easy to scrape off excess material. “Fillær“ is made exclusively of cartonboard without plastic, which enables eco-friendly disposal. One purchase for a sustainable one-off filling job!

Keyminder

Name of Entry: Keyminder
Designers: Jonas Riedel & Maureen Lantinga
Institute: Muenster School of Design / FH Muenster
Lecturer: Prof. Dipl.-Des. Steffen Schulz
“Keyminder“ not only serves as secure packaging for new padlocks and keys, it also includes a tear-off label for spare keys. This paper-based blister packaging completely avoids plastic waste through its innovative cartonboard design. Once opened, “Keyminder“ allows you to label your unused spare keys with a tag that is part of the packaging and is already attached to the key ring. The label can be detached from the packaging and marked up as you open the packet.

Woolen Yarn Pack

Name of Entry: Woolen Yarn Pack
Designer: Marta Simon
Institute: University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz
Lecturer: Anita Szymankiewicz, MA
This project consists of a series of carton packages that visibly display four different types of woolen yarn. The wools were selected from different animals and have an image featured on each carton: a sheep, an Angora rabbit, an Angora goat and an alpaca. The packaging stores the woolen yarn balls neatly in sets that are identifiable by the animal image on the outside of the pack. The carton has slits cut into it that prevent the end of the woolen yarn from being lost. The packaging is created in an ecological material, cartonboard, which has a good impact on the environment. The solid construction enables you to keep your woolen yarns separate whilst in storage.

Pencil Organiser

Name of Entry: Pencil Organiser
Designer: Nadya Dzhugan
Institute: KSADA - Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts
Lecturer: Olga Ganotskaya
The concept of this packaging for pencils is that it converts into an organiser stand for secondary use. This transformation takes place by separating two of the connected parts which creates a large central area for storing other stationery, as well as the pencil storage slots on the outside. You can even re-fold the packaging to the way it was preorganiser and carry it with you. The design of this packaging protects the pencils when packed and when they are opened and in use. The stand provides a fixed position for your pencils, they are easily accessible and are protected by the packaging. Consumers, especially children, can organise their workspace and use their pencils with ease.

Holdie

Name of Entry: Holdie
Designer: Fazıla Müberra Kaya
Institute: Gazi University
Lecturer: Gezin Burçak Özkan
“Holdie“ is a carton packaging design that makes it easier to apply cosmetic products, such as nail varnish. “Holdie“ can be used when you don’t have a steady surface to work on or are on the move – in the car, in bed, sitting in a chair or any environment with an unstable surface. “Holdie“ will not spill your product if there is a sudden movement. “Holdie“ is easily created by folding the packaging as indicated.

Konditorei Reschinsky

Name of Entry: Konditorei Reschinsky
Designer: Lena Gundacker
Institute: New Design University St. Pölten
Lecturer: Ulrike Pötschke
“Konditorei Reschinsky“ is a praline pack design for a small Austrian confectioner. A key focus of this packaging is its recyclability – the packaging is refillable and can also be used to store jewellery. The visual design is based on sharing special moments with loved ones and also taking special moments for yourself! The design, printed on wrapping paper, showcases the confectionery. Printed on the inside of the packaging is information about the praline and the confectioner. The packaging is made from cardboard, lightweight SnapPap paper and superglue. The drawers which nestle gently back into their original position do so with mini magnets.