As we are always looking for the latest trends in design and lifestyle, it is our goal to offer perfect products to consumers. With our creative hub SIIDS we constantly develop and promote our creative potential and invite you to be part of it.
Nowadays sustainability is a must and should be considered in every product development. Therefore we looked at the market of decorative cosmetics, which is flooded with plastic packaging. While there is a massive usage of foils and plastics, the filling quantity is not consumer-friendly. Therefore we felt the need to develop a packaging that is both sustainable and consumer-friendly without sacrificing any stylish elements.
The idea was to develop a sustainable and refillable mascara kit, equipped with different brushes, for an exciting shopping experience. The kit includes a refillable Mascara tube, bioplastic refill containers and a selection of brushes for different looks and occasions. The design should be purist, contemporary and expressive.
When designing the product, we took into account that the brand should have a niche character but still appeal to a wide audience. It was also of great importance to position the brand in such a way that it can be extended to a broad product portfolio. In future more mascara colors will be included in the range as well as liquid eyeliner in refillable containers.
The logo ARC has a simple but graphic approach. The C also serves as the signet of the brand. The arc symbolizes the curved eyelashes and thus embodies the hero product. The look & feel of the brand should express calligraphy, punk, contrast and a contemporary style.
On the constant look-out for new challenges we have the demand to push ourselves and to be creative. With our innovation hub siids we now bring our brave ideas to life and invite you to be part of it.
We are very proud to have been involved in this Love Nature project once more. This time the relaunch of the label design took center stage. It was of utmost importance to achieve a great impact on the shelf and to clearly emphasize the product’s eco-friendly appearance despite the brand’s powerful character.
To attract the consumer’s attention and emphasize the professional character, together with the client we decided to enlarge the logo.
The white background supports the visibility of the logo and makes the overall brand look friendlier and stronger. In addition, splitting the label in two creates a higher level of attention for the consumer who notices the brand on the shelf.
While the logo has increased in size and abandoned its previous boundary in the form of the circle, some of the old elements were kept. The butterfly remains but has moved to a different horizontal position. This creates the impression of space and gives more room to all design elements.
In addition, the division of the label into two parts provides a structure for the content displayed on it. A very tidy design character is created, which is stressed further by the left alignment of the text. Moreover, all icons are now right-aligned and easy to recognize. The new division within the label provides a clean design impression and a modern look & feel without losing the powerful character that a detergent product needs.
Furthermore new elements are added as for example the laundry stack. This deepens the emotionality of the design and helps the consumer to find the right product.
Real sustainability on the next level: Henkel Laundry and Home Care is launching its new brand Love Nature, that is committed to sustainable cleanliness and refillable bottles – and baries design builds the holistic brand design.
Brand building for Henkel‘s new sustainable vegan & eco-friendly cleaning brand
For us as designers, it is a matter of course to strive for sustainable packaging – being as environmentally friendly as possible. Therefore, we were beyond excited to take part in the strategic brand building of Love Nature. We were asked to create a holistic concept for the new brand absolutely from scratch. The products should be green by heart, but still target the mass market. Research revealed that performance and fragrance are crucial product properties for consumers, which should not be compromised by sustainability. Accordingly, it was important to come up with a design strategy that combines eco-friendliness with top performance and great fragrances.
How do you turn ecological cleaners and detergents into an easy choice for everyone? Our holistic design approach started from creating bottle shapes, logo, product labels, icons to pack shots and mood boards.
Firstly, we had to conceptualize how to balance the communication of sustainability and product performance. Consumers still perceive these properties as contradiction and put more emphasis on strong performance as well as fragrance when it comes to laundry and home care. Hence, it has been a crucial design task to convince users: the product can do both!
It has been recommended to use a bright-colored formula in order to transport the products’ high performance and amazing scent. In addition to that, we perfectly chose a label giving the product the needed natural look and feel. The color relates to natural craft paper. Moreover, we decided to give the label a more organic touch by including imperfect fonts and subtle colors.
Of course, the logo clearly reveals the brand identity involving sustainability. The natural green in a light an artistic watercolor style symbolizes the earth and provides a rich contrast to the natural label colors. Additionally, this image is made even more clear in the letter ‘o’ of the word ‘Love’. On top, a butterfly is lifting its wings flying into nature. The emotional element makes you feel good to live consciously and creates a movement. As Henkel’s product manager states:
“They say a butterfly flapping its wings in one part of the world may cause a huge effect somewhere else.”
Moreover, the strong color in contrast to the natural paper highlights the sense of importance, that is put towards our planet.
Another very important aspect whilst considering sustainable packaging design is consumer education. Many people still lack knowledge on the specific eco-friendly properties and seek easy-to-understand information on products. Hence, why we have created a range of icons, which highlight the most important benefits playfully. Next to the standardized CFI cruelty-free and EU Ecolabel, we designed icons to show: The bottles are made of 100% recycled plastic and are again recyclable. Additionally, the ingredients are up to 98,5% from a natural origin. Moreover, the fragrance such as cactus leaves is depicted similarly promoting the important product benefit in an eco-friendly way.
In 2019, the new Vademecum bio kids design featuring ‚Happy Companions‘ was added to the Vademecum bio toothpaste portfolio.
For the new Vademecum bio kids line we developed the packaging design & illustrated two individual characters to embody the ingredients and taste of the toothpaste. The mint and the strawberry are very cute and illustrated with bright and happy colors. The friendly design and characters will help to make brushing teeth a fun thing to do for children.
In order to highlight that the toothpaste is completely organic, a natural pastel color tone and recycled paper structure were used for the basis of the pack. Furthermore, the „Bio“ -seal was placed in a prominent and freestanding position, to make it clearly visible to the customer.
We used a simple and easily understandable color coding, which harmonizes with the color of the illustration, to differentiate the two sorts and to highlight the user age recommendations.
Vademecum Bio Kids on the web