COLOURFORM TOASTS DESIGN WIN FOR ITS MAISON RUINART COLLABORATION
We are celebrating with our Kendal based team at James Cropper COLOURFORM™, after taking home another prestigious industry award from Design Week, the leading accolade in the design industry, showcasing the best work from across all design disciplines.
COLOURFORM™ won in the 3D structural packaging category for its Second Skin case for champagne house, Maison Ruinart, which was created in collaboration with Pusterla 1880, using the papermaker’s thermoformed, plastic-free, moulded fibre packaging innovation.
The Second Skin case is made entirely from our moulded fibre and is nine times lighter than the previous box, reducing the carbon footprint by 60%.
The disruptive design has been revered as setting a new standard in responsible luxury packaging.
COLOURFORM’s partnership with Pusterla 1880 and Maison Ruinart, the very first champagne house founded 290 years ago, has been a long-term project focused on reimagining the packaging solution.
Photo from left to right: Chris Schofield (Head of Design), Rowan Nowell (Packaging Designer), Patrick Willink (Managing Director).
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“The Second Skin was designed to accentuate the distinctive silhouette of Ruinart’s product, rather than hiding it away. Its subtly textured white surface is incredibly tactile, and while it protects the champagne from light-strike, it also embodies the tradition at fine-dining restaurants of serving the champagne wrapped in a white serviette.”Rowan Nowell, COLOURFORM packaging designer
Photo from left to right: Philip Wilson (Colourform Engineer), Rowan Nowell (Packaging Designer), Ryan Parkinson (Colourform Operator), Grace Willan (Technical & Product Coordinator)
"The Second Skin elegantly demonstrates our passion for innovative mono-material design which respects our environment, people and communities which has been, and continues to be the driving force of our business."Patrick Willink, COLOURFORM Managing Director
Marrying the use of a recyclable material and the need for functionality whilst delivering a case that has a premium feel was one of the elements which stood out to the judging panel.
The judges said that the project shows great Innovation and manages to be simple and contemporary while still feeling premium.
Ruinart Second Skin was recognised for the prestigious Design Week award amongst other great designs across physical and digital channels for brands including Fortnum and Mason, Aardman Animations, Xbox, BBC Studios, Marcus Lyon, San Francisco Symphony and Elvie.
“This award acknowledges consumer demand for sustainable packaging solutions and highlights the very best eco-designed and responsible approaches. We are so proud of this project and absolutely thrilled to be recognised in the industry for the pioneering work we have created in collaboration with Maison Ruinart.”Patrick Willink, COLOURFORM Managing Director
This award marks the ninth accolade for COLOURFORM’s collaboration with Maison Ruinart which also includes this year’s Luxury Packaging Awards, the 2020 LuxePack in Green and Peoples' Choice Awards, Best Folding Box gong at the Formes de Luxe Awards, the Resource Efficiency prize at the Sustainability Awards and Les Trophées Champenois 2020 ‘Packaging of the Year’ award.