Samsø Collection (Student Project)

Derrick Lin


Designer: Oliver Furze
Project Type: Student Project
School: Shillington College
Course: Graphic Design
Tutor: Steve Waring, Laura Weldon
Location: Manchester, UK
Packaging Contents: Soap, Shampoo, Cosmetics

Samsø is a Danish island in the Kattegat 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) off the Jutland Peninsula. In 1997, Samsø won a government competition to become a model renewable energy community. Now 100% of their electricity comes from wind power. This collection brings together a range of carbon neutral products, made from 100% recyclable material, handcrafted on the Island by its own inhabitants.

I began the brief thinking about recycling and the impact we are having on the world in terms of climate change and global warming. I wanted a product that gave something back, or at the least didn’t take anything away so I explored the carbon neutral aspect that some companies are now in the early stages of striving towards. In my research I stumbled across Samsø, a real Danish island, and thought it would be great if somewhere could begin to manufacture their own products under their own power without any harmful affects on the planet. The idea was born and I developed the concept and styling of the brand from there.

What’s Unique?
The Nordic pattern drawn by myself and the emphasis on a strong brand promoting a zero carbon footprint for their products.