alien and monkey re-frame ritual of gift opening with sand packaging
the conventions of wrapping and opening a present are overturned by studio alien and monkey. the barcelona-based atelier has re-framed the ritual of receiving and uncovering a gift with ‘sand packaging’ - using the granular substance as their medium to mould boxes in which to enclose and protect small objects that are being given away. the sustainable design aims at re-establishing our notions of discovery, while also offering a sustainable means of bundling something precious by employing a natural resources that is widely abundant.
the rectangular forms are subsequently filled with sand to protect the objects within
‘sand packaging’ is intended for small gift items
a small wooden plug secures your gift in place
a natural break in the mould assists in breaking open the present
profile view of ‘sand packaging’
breaking out a ‘sand package’