Take a box, give it a squeeze, pinch or indention at the midpoint, and what do you get? A polyhedral structure that implies transformation — either a dividing into two parts or an intersection of two shapes. And, yes, these might also be described as bow tie shaped boxes.
(More about all three, after the fold…)
1. Ric Bixter’s 2011 series of Elastic Bands boxes appear to be squeezed by varying degrees…
“I designed an elastic band box that looks as if it is being squeezed in by the bands. The stronger the band, the more the boxes are squeezed.”
2. José Lamarche’s recent carton design for Poignées d’amour chocolates is perforated at the midpoint to divide into two tetrahedral-ish shapes for “sharing.” (See also: Coke’s Sharing Can and Chained Tetrahedral Portion Packs.
3. Krisna MacDonald’s 2010 bow tie shaped box.