Design: Socio Design, Vert Design
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Location: London, UK
Packaging Contents: Brass lighter
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper over board, foam insert
Printing Process: Foil stamping
Our product has been designed over a four year period with constant refinement. Our aim was to create a simple and modern lighter to deliver a new appreciation for light.
The packaging for the lighter takes cue from the de-constructable system it was designed around, individual parts are nested in foam cutouts and require assembly before use, encouraging people to interact and become familiar with the workings of the design from day one.
The inside of the packaging consists of the brass lighter components, precision screws and springs, wicks, flints and stainless steel hex tool, all nestled in a soft die cut foam block. The exterior of the packaging combines, paper over board, debossed gold logo foiling accompanied with a low sheen spot gloss angular pattern and a light buckram texture. All of which is sourced and made within the UK.
The deconstructible nature of packaging which gives the user familiarity of the product. The product itself is unique in that it is the only lighter with a bespoke sliding mechanism which gives the appearance of an open flame. Packaging and materials are made in the UK.