Depot | Australia
Millford | Leiden, The Netherlands
We were commissioned to design the packaging and branding for the famous Dutch liquorice brand Venco – a brand of Cloetta International. Millford was briefed to make a redesign of the current packaging to make the design even more tasteful and ownable. Important elements in the design had be the new and improved product and the 135th years of experience of the brand.
The concept of the Venco packaging came from our clients input, the improved product which will be the tastiest liquorice you have ever tasted. Therefore we stated ‘Ons beste recept! – which means our best recipe, on the front of the pack. This is something we can be proud of! Next to the packaging design itself, we have optimized the Venco branding to make sure it is still up to date and captures the experience of the brand.
London Studio | Wellington, New Zealand
We were commissioned to design the packaging and branding for a range of New Zealand wines sold internationally. The branding would need to be remarkable enough to grab attention on the world stage and allow for additions to the product line. The concept of The Aquarelle Estate (french for watercolour) came from our clients two great loves, painting and the French language. A wine glass water colour graphic combined with white spaces and clean typography were used to grab the eye of consumers and help them identify their preferred drop. The Cuvée Brut was made gift-able with a carton design, then finally a range of stationery was created to unify the brand.
Oy Aihio Design Ab | Finland
Aihio™ Design Candles – Aino Aalto® -Glass Tumbler From 1936 – Reincarnated as a Design Candle.
Aihio™ is a collection of handmade candles cast in the shape of a classic Finnish design glass. The 2013 Limited Edition candles are based on a rare newfound tumbler no. 4059 by designer Aino Aalto®, originally manufactured by Karhula glass factory in 1936. The package is made from recycled cardboard and is 100% recyclable. Carton is covered with black silkpaper to give a refined smooth finish with the matte stripe shaped label. Aihio™ candles contain high quality craftsmanship from Finnish artisans and are made by hand from paraffin and stearin – leftover byproducts of oil refining.
How Finnish Design Glass Turned From Cool to Hot.
Designer Aino Aalto® (1894–1949) designed the tumbler no. 4059 as part of a tableware collection in 1936 – the same year she designed the iconic Aalto vase with Alvar Aalto®. No. 4059 was made in the Karhula glass factory in 1936, but the production ceased before the war in 1938. The elegant design won gold at the Triennale di Milano in 1936. Today the original glassware is a rare collectors´ item. The famous glass designs of Alvar&Aino Aalto® are Finnish design classics,
recognized all over the world.
Aihio™ in Finnish means an object which is transformed by evolution in design. Form follows function, a new function leads to a repurposed design. Reborn candles are based on original designs by the Finnish glass factories, representing various designers from the “golden years”. Aihio pays homage to the timeless design of the Finnish masters. Aihio™ Design Candles – Newfound Aino Aalto® -Glass Tumbler From 1936 – Reincarnated as a Design Candle. Great designers worked for the Finnish glass factories: Aino Aalto®, Alvar Aalto®, Tapio Wirkkala, Nanny Still, Helena Tynell and Timo Sarpaneva to name a few. Aihio™ brings back to life the legacy of timeless design with a new refreshing twist – Finnish design glass has turned from cool to hot.