Derrick Lin


Designed by Tomáš Chludil, Czech Republic.

Merkur is one of the most famous czech toys. It is metal construction set which exists for more than 80 years and it is still very popular. Basic parts are perforated metal plates of various shapes, which connect nuts and bolts. Merkur offers many building possibilities including trains, cars, cranes and a many others. Inventor of contact lenses Otto Wichterle even used this toy for his first machine.

This package was created for Young Package competition and the topic was to package national product. My aim was to create suitcase, typical package for tools & components, using typical material for this competition – cardboard. This package consists of two openable sides which are designed to keep metal parts inside during opening. Graphic design using czech colors and shape of suitcase highlights the technical character of this significant toy.