TÅPPED Birch Water Packaging designed by Horse

Award winning, multi-discipline design consultancy Horse have just unveiled their brand identity and packaging for Finnish organic water TÅPPED.

Made by the forests of Finland, and considered ‘nature’s detox’ – TÅPPED birch water is a traditional drink and medicinal ingredient in Finland.

Filtered from the roots up through the trunks of birch trees, the water, or sap, collects vital minerals and vitamins and is full of the antioxidant manganese.

Although a traditional springtime drink in Finland and other parts of the world such as Canada, tree waters are a totally new concept to consumers in the UK .

Ian Firth, creative partner at Horse

“Clarity of product communication was therefore paramount” says Ian. “We used the packaging structure to our advantage. To help communicate provenance, the water is packaged in a cylindrical paperboard can which we designed to resemble a real birch tree. This helps overcome some of the challenges of communicating an unusual new product, but equally distinguishes the water from other beverages.”

An innovative and contemporary liquid packaging system, the can is made from 75% wood, is fully recyclable, and made mostly from renewable paperboard from sustainably managed forests. Winning numerous environmental and sustainability awards, the ‘Lamican’ enables drinks to be stored ambiently and has the lowest carbon footprint when compared to aluminium and PET.

The design has been considered holistically, with both the packaging and the product helping to contribute to the preservation of forests.

The packaging ‘tree’ design is further reinforced by using a secondary branded 360 degree wrapped label, a reference to tagging of young saplings. The brand logotype and motif nod to the water’s Nordic roots by referencing Norse iconography, and the motif helps tell the story of how the sap travels up the tree by doubling as an upwards pointing arrow.

“We knew that to create the birch water market here in the UK, we’d need to educate consumers, so innovative attention-grabbing packaging would be vital”, explains TÅPPED’s founder, Paul Lederer.

TÅPPED recently launched in Whole Foods Market and Planet Organic (plus online via tapped.co.uk and amazon.co.uk) and will continue to roll out across the UK in health stores, gyms and yoga studios.







Posted on Nov 2nd, 15 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

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