Design: Anna Humphrey
Location: United States
Project Type: Student Project
School: University of Wisconsin Stout
Course: Product and Packaging Design
Tutor: Nagesh Shinde
Packaging Contents: Facial cleanser, facial moisturizer, hair oil
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Plastic, wood, paper
Printing Process: Laser printing and spray paint

Banya Box is a collection of customizable, natural cleansers contained in a small reusable box. Customers can go on the company website and pick from a variety of products all created for a diverse range of skin and hair types. Once they have selected their three items they are delivered to the customer in a small wooden box. All boxes contain information on how to refill your products and creates easy storage. The collapsible handle makes it easy to store the box and remove the compartmentalized storage container inside. The inside can also be removed and placed on a shelf for easy access to the bottles on a daily basis. Once a customer has used all of one product, they just have to order a new one and simply replace the bottle in their box.

This system saves customers a trip to the store but cuts down on the excessive waste that comes from having to buy a fully packaged product every time a customer needs a refill.

Banya is not only good for the environment but good for your health as well. The word Banya is derived from the word for bathhouse in ancient Slavic, which is where self care routines originated from. All products at Banya focus on natural techniques and ingredients by going back to these basics. The design is reminiscent of ancient Slavic architecture with a modern twist. The bright, bold colors make Banya stand out among the brown neutral tones of other natural products.

What’s Unique?
Banya box is unique because of the reusable design of the packaging. Most cleansers you have to buy a new bottle with new paper or plastic packaging teach time, but with Banya, you can cut down on waste and have a convenient place to store all your cleansers that also travels well. The wood provides a long-lasting structure as well so customers can continue using their box for years.