marios karystios creates olive packaging for gino's garden marios karystios creates olive packaging for gino's garden
aug 22, 2015

marios karystios creates olive packaging for gino's garden

marios karystios creates olive packaging for gino’s garden
all images courtesy of roger moukarzel




once a year, gino haddad picks a small quantity of olives from his groves in the rihaneh region of lebanon. each batch goes from field to cold-press within six hours of selection; ensuring its status amongst the highest quality oil’s available.

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the handmade packaging is meant to reflect the special quality of ‘gino’s garden’ olive oil




to reflect gino’s unique approach, designer marios karystios created specific packaging to carry the product. ‘gino’s garden’ bottles are ceramic pieces produced in two uneven olive shapes. karystios, with help from christina laouri, used mathematical calculations to make the forms not only manufacturable by hand; but perfect for carrying gino’s olive oil. both designs are produced in greece by ceramist stelios laskaris.

‘gino’s garden’ 

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the two shapes were optimized using several mathematical calculations 

detail of tag and cork top 

the bottles were designed by marios karystios

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detail of olive oil pouring 

marioskarystiosdesignboom01the oil is produced annually in limited quality 



container mathematics  

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close-up of bottle 



project info:



design: marios karystios
math volumetric & calculation: christina laouri
ceramist: stelios laskaris
printing house: lefteris kontorousis
photography: roger moukarzel



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edited by: nick brink | designboom 

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