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Épices Shira unveils custom luxury spice coffret

Épices Shira unveils custom luxury spice coffret

Pauline Béguin, founder of the woodworking atelier Blok, partnered with French niche spice company Épices Shira to create a bespoke spice coffret using both traditional and contemporary woodworking techniques. The intricately executed coffret[…]

01/17/2022 |
Behind the Pack: 2021 advent calendar special

Behind the Pack: 2021 advent calendar special

From Champagne to chocolate via cosmetics, Luxe Packaging Insight spotlights a selection of advent calendars to have hit the market this season and the packaging suppliers that brought them to life. CHOCOLATE UK-based ethical premium chocolate[…]

Pierre Hermé’s advent calendar: chocolatier, artist and glassmaker

Pierre Hermé’s advent calendar: chocolatier, artist and glassmaker

French chocolate maker Pierre Hermé called on artist Safia Ouares to illustrate the packaging of its Christmas collection. Dubbed Rêveries Infinies (infinite daydreams), the collection includes a limited-edition advent calendar. For the sixth[…]

11/30/2021 |
Less is more: fine foods in focus

Less is more: fine foods in focus

In a report originally published in the winter 2020 issue of our sister publication Formes de Luxe, we look at how the old adage of "less is more" rings true when it comes to fine foods packaging. If there is one luxury segment in France where[…]

A chocolate-lover’s collab: Xocolata Jolonch x Albert Adrià

A chocolate-lover’s collab: Xocolata Jolonch x Albert Adrià

Catalan premium brand Xocolata Jolonch’s chocolate range created with Michelin-starred chef Albert Adrià combines tradition and innovation. The slightly “rustic” packs feature a combination of cold foiling and embossing. White chocolate with[…]

06/21/2021
Paul Lafayet Pâtisserie Française fetes Hong Kong's Crème Brulée Festival

Paul Lafayet Pâtisserie Française fetes Hong Kong's Crème Brulée Festival

Since it was founded in 2016, the Crème Brulée Festival, the brainchild of fine foods brand Paul Lafayet - Pâtisserie Française, has become a much-anticipated gourmet event in Hong Kong. For the 2021 edition last May, sales increased by 20%.[…]

06/02/2021 | Design
New chocolate brand Cartografie banks on terroir and sustainable luxury

New chocolate brand Cartografie banks on terroir and sustainable luxury

From the desert valleys of Piura, northern Peru to the Virunga National Park in Eastern Congo, luxury chocolate company Cartografie, with terroir at its heart, aims to “map exquisite chocolate stories”. Studio Minerva is behind the brand[…]

04/16/2021 |
Regional culture inspires Toro Albalá’s premium vinegar pack

Regional culture inspires Toro Albalá’s premium vinegar pack

For its aged, premium vinegar, Spanish winery Toro Albalá opted for secondary packaging in the shape of a fan, a symbol of the brand’s native region. Series Nemo is behind the pack design. Toro Albalá’s Vinagre Gran Reserva 25 y 50 años – a[…]

03/29/2021
Julien Déchenaud: an Easter coffret with a design twist

Julien Déchenaud: an Easter coffret with a design twist

As Easter approaches, chocolatier Julien Déchenaud has unveiled new packaging for its signature peanut praline chocolate eggs. The concertina-style coffret that hugs the contours of the confectionary is made from kraft paper-card. For French[…]

03/22/2021
Parcelle 26 borrows from spirits for its olive oil

Parcelle 26 borrows from spirits for its olive oil

Olive oil maker Parcelle 26 drew inspiration from the spirits segment for its glass bottles packaged in recyclable and biodegradable gift boxes. The standard bottle (Saverglass), with its sloped shoulders, thick base and short neck could be[…]

10/23/2020 |