Trace Thoma’s 6-Pack employs a chain of five triangular prisms, each containing one bottle of assorted beers and winding into a pentagonal beer carton. The sixth bottle resides in the center space, and there’s some funny business about how it’s actually supported underneath. (See photo on right) But unwound, it makes an interesting display and I’d also be curious to see it displayed inside-out. (I think it would make a chubby, 5-point star shape.)
Stéphanie Sansregret’s “L’Kit de Survie” has six triangular boxes (containing assorted instant coffees) that wind together to form a hexagonal prism shape. (via: Packaging UQAM)
Note: Laurence Gregoire’s chocolate packaging—a string of 10 connected prism-shaped boxes—is another good example and can also be seen on Packaging UQAM.
Verónica Jarquín’s Ludo Pasta, envisions a 4-pack assortment of pasta varieties, contained in four connected triangular boxes that, I’m guessing, fold together to form a square. No picture of that, unfortunately.
(A related packaging patent, after the fold)
Procter & Gamble’s 2010 patent of “Modular Packaging for Feminine Hygiene Articles” covers a similar structural idea.
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