Designer: Regina Kaun
Project Type: Student Project
School: Univesidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
Course: Materiales y Formas
Tutor: Maria Elena Franco
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Packaging Contents: Marbles
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Wood, Concrete, Cement
Printing Process: Foil Stamping

The goal in this project was to design a unique and luxurious packaging for marbles. The concept that inspired me was the Mayan Quincunx, a glyph in the form of a rhombus that represents a star, or Venus. The materials that I chose were concrete and different tones of wood. For the marbles, I chose gold, silver and copper finishes, to represent the stars. To open it, you lift the label and it has a hinge on the back to connect the two pyramids for easy open and closure movements. There are three types of Quinux marbles, the silver, gold and copper, each represented by their own packaging, using the means of foil stamping on the label and different tones of wood.

What’s Unique?
Marbles are rarely sold in unique packages in Mexico. Usually, they are sold in a bag of mesh that you break to open it. Once it’s open, you can’t return them to the bag and you end up with marbles all over the place. Quinux offers protection, storage and also provides an aesthetic appeal.