The famous Campbell’s Soup can. That distinct bottle of Chanel No. 5. Both are examples of iconic packaging design. Indeed, one of the key elements of marketing our handmade products to the world is how we choose to house or package our goodies. As any sales guru will tell us, great packaging helps to forward our brand.
So imagine when the design of a package is sustainable, desirable and collectable enough to outlast the product and the demand for the product itself! Gosh — that’s great design!
Here’s a peek at just such a collection.
What are you collecting?
Tins of all kinds.
When did you start?
One day, there were suddenly a bunch of tins! I kept them and the rest is history.
How many do you have?
Where do you find them?
They find me!
Where do you keep them?
In a glass covered upper drawer.
What’s an interesting story behind one?
I once dropped the tiny round licorice tin. It started speeding down a sloping street. Other people tried to help me, but the tin was faster. It even performed quite the aerial feat by jumping over a gully hole! That chase ended in someone’s front yard.
What piece would you like to add?
Any single tin that “talks to me.”
Why do you love them?
Because of the attributes: sturdy, safe, open, welcoming, the texture, and the sounds they make depending on the contents.
Which one is your favourite and why?
The Hansaplast tin — it still holds the spirit of my mother-in-law.
What else do you collect?
Ceramics without frills, matches, shopping lists, and found shopping carts that have stalled.
Thanks so much, Gabriele.
Emmarts/Fluur demonstrates the invaluable merit of great design through her own artwork. Her beautiful shops are filled with her creative works of fine art, housewares, fashions and more, as she’s masterfully built her own two brands. Take a peek!
What do you collect? What makes a great collection? Please tell us in the comments below. We’d love to hear!
I’m Kristal Davis (a.k.a. rikrak) and I just love seeing what folks are collecting. I feel it tells us a little bit about what inspires them. The Collectors series, first published on my own little blog is 11 and a half quick questions with a wonderful artist on what they’re collecting — apart from their art supplies!