June 22, 2012
It’s been too long since we’ve featured some polyhedral structural packaging. Christina Sicoli’s hexagonal “Hatch” structure made me curious if I could find any other interesting examples of hexagonal-shaped packages for chocolate. Here we have three, each designed by a different designer. (Or designers.)
(More photos of all three, after the fold…)
1. Christina Sicoli’s 2012 Hatch is a geometric “nest” containing six chocolate eggs. It’s form is an inverted hexagonal pyramid (truncated at the apex) decorated with a colorful harlequin pattern. The chocolates rest on a faceted inner tray which unfolds to reveal origami instructions.
“These instructions guide the user with simple graphics, to create a golden origami bird. Everyone is encouraged to reuse their chocolate foil, hatch their own bird, and play.”
2. Angie Pinzón & Juan Pablo Giraldo’s 2005 Chocolate Packaging Concept is structural design for a hexagonal prism shaped carton with 3 layers of faceted trays (similar to Sicoli’s tray above). The chocolates here appear to be tetrahedral.
3. Anna Johansson and Frida Stigevik’s 2011 Theobroma carton (containing flavored chocolates and whole coffee beans) was one of Sweden’s entries for the 2011 Packaging Impact Design Awards. Unlike the previous two, this carton is one of those structures that we like to call “chained polyhedral portion packs.”
“Hexagonal chocolate box that unfolds into a long chain. The pralines are visible in windows but the coffee remains a surprise until you open the package.”