Balagan Shoe Protection Line
In this project we undertook the role of a producer, where our task was to design and produce a leather protection line for Balagan — a company specialising in leather footwear and accessories. With the values of the company in mind, we looked for the most suitable and sustainable option for the packaging along the minimalist and zero waste lines.
The design of the products is minimalistic and technical — focusing on a set of icons and enlarged names of the products offering a variety of leather protection.
This is why we thought that the series should incorporate an industrial type of packaging. We chose aluminium bottles and jars finished off with aluminium atomizers (note no plastic cap!) which resulted in a sleek and appealing look. The whole line avoids any kind of additional labeling which we achieved with the help of a UV print straight on the packaging.
This way all the bottles and jars can be easily recycled without the need of separating the parts, such as paper vs metal.
During our work we learnt that “Balagan” in Hebrew stands for something “extremely cool” and this is how we saw the brand and their solutions — extremely aware and forward thinking.
We were very happy to help the brand in creating sustainable solutions which we will continue to do as an ongoing cooperation.
Development and production of a leather protection line
Sustainable packaging for the Transparent Shopping Collective company
↓ Collective brain
Design and Art Direction:
Photography: Filip Klimaszewski
Research, packaging selection, packaging production, print, eco consultancy
"I particularly enjoy these types of technical, minimalistic projects focusing on typography and information. The look of the line is industrial, precise and brings freshness to the category"