The original idea and draft version of this project was designed by Michiel Cornelissen. With Michiel's creative direction we polished up the entire project: from redesigning the shape to broadening its service with interactive, graphical elements and an app proposal to create an outstanding product family that heightens the art of fine chocolate creation.
XOCO is a 3d-printer that can create customized objects in chocolate, aimed at innovative restaurants, chocolatiers, serious hobby cooks, and their guests. Current 3d-printers are usually technical, business-like objects, and with this project we wanted to show that also in this category it is possible to create a product which not only works great, but feels right in the food-centered environments where it is intended for. The XOCO 3d-printer is based on a polar coordinate system with a rotating buildplate and a single pillar from which both printhead and glass cover are suspended. Everything in the design contributes to giving the process of printing a visually open impression, adding to the experience of creating your customized sweets. Special attention is given to the interactive aspect of the process, with a glanceable multicolour LED ring guiding the user through the printing process.
All elements of the XOCO ecosystem of product, graphics, interaction, app and consumables contribute to a perfect creative experience for cooks and their guests.
Industrial & interaction design, renderings and creative direction by Michiel Cornelissen Industrial & interaction design, logo, app screen and motion graphics by Zsófi Ujhelyi
New packaging design for the modern, raw & vegan desserts
Bonbonbon needed a new packaging system in which they can be stored and served in coffee shops as well.
The result of our joint forces became a hand crafted bonbon box made from cherry wood, while the paper (take-away) packaging is coated with greaseproof folia from the inside. During the photo shooting we carried through the entire evolution of the packaging once again (and had fun doing that). Both the wooden and the take away packaging will be available soon in selected coffee shops, in Budapest.
About Bonbonbon: Dorka's and Dia's (the owners of Bonbonbon) original idea was to recreate a dessert everybody knows and loves in a simple, healthy way. This was the infamous coconut ball! We kept the original shape but revolutionised the ingredients. Walnut, almond, coconut oil and raw materials are being used. Each bonbon is hand made, raw, vegan, gluten and sugar free, using unique packaging, design and taste depending on occasion and on seasonal fresh ingredients
Kitchen Budapest as a creative community needed a new tool that lifts working efficiency to a higher level. This project started as an experiment on how a community can create themselves a new utensil with the help of design thinking.
The team initiated the research with a week long workshop involving all co-workers to find out how to improve a steady work tool, the office desk. As the team is a rich variety of creatives (programmers, sound designers, researchers, ‘startuppers’ group..etc.) the task became complex, while demands were high.
The workshop was followed by a deep investigation and series of experiments to uncover the real needs of the co-workers. After drawing conclusions, the design team wrote a punctual brief and generated ideas accordingly.
Long hours spent by staring at colourful post-it sketches and lastly a matrix of ideas were conceived, which were carefully grouped by the brief’s bullet points. Concepts were created further using 3D programs, and the team could move on to the workshop to spawn actual mockups. Right now beta desk 3rd prototypes are being tested in house.
The licensor of this project is Kitchen Budapest. Team members: Beáta Csortán, Benjámin A. Balla, Zsófi Ujhelyi
kolor grissini packaging
The task was to design a food packaging system for kolor Bar, which contains grissini and/or chips and holds at maximum 4 types of different dippings. The packaging had to be disposable and eco-friendly. The challenge was to design it in a way to be able to hold the package in one hand and consume it easily while standing in a crowded bar surrounding.
The additional 4 pockets can be opened or closed individually, thus giving limitless possibilities for serving bar food in an unique way.