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.

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the rectangular forms are subsequently filled with sand to protect the objects within

 

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‘sand packaging’ is intended for small gift items

 

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a small wooden plug secures your gift in place

 

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a natural break in the mould assists in breaking open the present

 

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profile view of ‘sand packaging’

 

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breaking out a ‘sand package’