The ‘Make a Mark’’ innovation incubator co-launched by AVERY DENNISON, ESTAL and LEONHARD KURZ at Luxe Pack Monaco was a success.

The collaboration platform to accelerate innovation in wine and spirits packaging launched during Luxepack Monaco’s last edition catalyzed the attention of the most important brands and the entire packaging industry.  

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Oegstgeest, October 19, 2021  — 

Make a Mark is a three-year collaboration platform created to accelerate creative and technological innovation in wine and spirits packaging and provide brand owners with a preview of the future packaging design trends. The goal is to stimulate the designers’ creativity with a special focus on luxury and sustainability.

Without cost and technological constraints, eighteen of the best packaging design agencies on a global level have been challenged to push their creativity further and break new ground in packaging innovation. 

The brief was to satisfy the brands’ double need to make the difference on the shelf by catching the consumer’s eye while respecting the environment.

The resulting trailblazing design projects have then been developed by leaders in the luxury packaging supply chain like Estal for the glass bottles, Avery Dennison for the labeling materials, Kurz for the embellishments and many other key players in the industry like label printers, capsule and closures manufacturers. 

“Make a Mark is not a design contest and the Make a Mark book is not a catalog featuring the current packaging design trends. It showcases the prototypes created by the industry pioneers leading the way towards a new era of wine and spirits packing design. Make a Mark is an ambitious project, which has engaged more than forty partners for many months in order to first create and then develop such futuristic packaging projects." said Vladimir Tyulpin, Avery Dennison's Market Segment Leader - Wine & Spirits.
Stéphane Royère, Director of the Packaging and Print Business Unit of Leonhard Kurz, had the honor of presenting the Make a Mark Design Gallery to H.S.H. Prince Albert II, who visited the booth. “His Highness greatly appreciated our project, but the next edition of Make a Mark will be even more ambitious. We have already been working on the 2022’s edition to develop some new ideas that will increase the interest of those brands that wish to invest into their products packaging to make a difference on the shelf while decreasing the packaging impact on the environment."

Brands need creativity aimed at actual technological advancement.

The constant acceleration of business in the time of globalization leaves no room for promises. Brands want concrete proposals. The primary need of brands is to create packaging that is attractive, but at the same time sustainable. "This is why our Make a Mark Design Gallery at Luxe Pack last edition aroused great interest from the most important brands in the wine & spirits segment and cosmetics. 

Make a Mark has freed the creativity of some of the most awarded packaging design studios in the world, "pushing" us players in the packaging supply chain to rapidly develop new technologies and new materials that are truly at the forefront in terms of sustainability. Anagrama from Mexico, Boldrini & Ficcardi from Argentina, Butterfly Cannon and Pocket Rocket Creative from the UK, Chad Michael Studio from the USA, Denomination from Australia, Dragon Rouge from China, JVD Estudio from Chile, MARK Studio from South Africa, Motherland from Sweden, Rita Rivotti from Portugal, Ruska Martín Associates from Germany and Spain, Series Nemo and Supperstudio from Spain, Servaire & Co and Studio Créa 'Design from France, Smith Lumen and Spazio Di Paolo from Italy are among the packaging design agencies most awarded in the world and have allowed us to demonstrate that luxury is sustainable. " said Gerard Albertí,  Estal’s CEO.

A limited number of sample packets and more information about the Make a Mark book and initiative are available at makeamark.world.

 

 

About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

 

About KURZ

The KURZ Group is a global leader in thin film technology. KURZ develops and manufactures decorative and functional layers applied to carrier foil for a wide range of industries, from the packaging and printing industry through to the automotive, electronics, card and textile sectors. KURZ offers a comprehensive portfolio of products for surface finishing, decoration, labeling, and counterfeit protection, rounded off by an extensive range of stamping machines and stamping tools. The company is also continuously investing in new technologies and developing innovative solutions for integrating functionality into surfaces. The KURZ Group has more than 5,500 employees at over 30 sites worldwide and produces under standardized quality and environmental standards in Europe, Asia, and the USA. A global network of subsidiaries, representatives and sales offices ensures short paths and individual, on-site consulting. www.kurz-world.com

About ESTAL

Estal was founded in 1994 as a packaging specialist offering a wide range of premium glass packaging solutions for wine, spirits and other beverages, gourmet products, perfume and cosmetics, and home fragrances. With a philosophy based on industrial excellence, the company has become a market leader through its work in customised packaging by developing unique models with the most advanced technical innovations and design, as well as the constantly seeking for the most sustainable proposals. As a representative company of internationalisation, with sales offices in the USA, UK, France, Portugal, Italy and China, Estal sells to all countries, along with the current collaboration of 11 distributors and agents in Spain and 17 in the USA, South America, Italy, France, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Moldova, Poland, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. www.estal.com