Designed by Cameron Snelgar, Canada
Growing up BMX riding and later trail bike riding for fun, I was always aware of the bike’s stem (the component that fastens the handle bars to the bike frame). On most bikes the stems protrude towards the rider. They’re a painful thing to hit. Stemie is designed to cover stem joints and cushion your body, thus reducing impact. The packaging needed to communicate what such a product does.
We decided to mimic the basic configuration of a stem riser and stem on a bicycle; by cutting a box diagonally across to resemble a triangle or 90 degree corner (basic shape of a bike stem). Originally we had the strap wrapping beneath the entire box, however later felt it would be more secure and intriguing, going through the box.
The package serves as a standing, hanging or upright display. As the product is durable and quite tactile, we mounted it on the outside of the box. The diagram on one side allows viewers to gain more understanding on how Stemie can be used.