Designer: Izvorka Jurić, Jelena Gvozdanović
Client: Brachia p.z.
Type Of Work: Commercial Work
Country: Croatia

Brachia is a new Croatian olive oil premium brand from the island of Brač. Brachia olive oils are made from awarded olive cultivar named Oblica. There are two line extensions of the olive oil brand – standard and premium in classic 0.25, 0.75 and 1 liter packagings and exclusive in 0.5 and 0.25 liter packagings. The task was to design labels for classic standard and premium packagings which would define oil’s quality and authenticity as well as to design packagings for the exclusive edition which would define oil as premium, high quality, original and valuable.

Standard and premium lines of Brachia olive oil come in existing glass packagings. Due to segmenting of target groups and to different and specific market placement, two different labels were designed for these two lines. For the standard line, the brand name Brachia with illustration of an olive tree branch appears in the front while the label on the back contains information about the origin and composition of the oil. For the premium line extension, angular labels were designed in which the brand Brachia, partially pressed in Braille varnish, appears with an illustration of an olive tree leaf. The label contains information about the origin and composition of the oil.

Excusive hand made 0.5 liter packaging of Brachia olive oil is suitable as a gift or a souvenir. The ceramic packaging is shaped as an olive fruit in white coating, with a neck shaped as a small olive branch on which a pendant designed as an oil leaf is affixed. The ceramic “Olive” comes in a cardboard box wrapped in wood structured paper, along with a small metal funnel/cap designed for use after the removal of the original wooden cap. This product is outstanding in the market because of its re-usability as a decorative and functional object and the packaging stands out due to its design that clearly communicates purpose (an olive fruit for olive oil) and product advantages (white ceramics in an almost pharmaceutical form for a healthy aliment).

Besides classic, the aromatized olive oils with lemon and chili taste are also offered in an exclusive packaging. Since these oils are consumed in smaller portions than classical olive oil, the “Olive” was downsized to smaller capacity of 0.25 liter. The aroma distinction was achieved with the coordination of colors (yellow for lemon and red for chili). Small “Olives” come in a single cardboard packaging or in a shared packaging containing all three different sorts of Brachia olive oil.