Interviews with ecoSPIRITS and Pierre Hermé Paris, an in-depth look into the UK luxury packaging market, and a special report on materials of the future are just some of the articles in the summer issue of Formes de Luxe.
The latest issue of luxury packaging magazine Formes de Luxe is hot off the press. We take a sneak peek at what’s inside. To order your copy, click here to subscribe.
- Pierre Hermé Paris Packaging Development and Purchasing Manager July Ntibila details the fine pastry and chocolate purveyor’s approach to packaging, including its efforts to cut down on the use of plastic.
- Paul Gabie, CEO of ecoSPIRITS, which recently closed a $10m Series A funding round, explains how the closed-loop distribution system for wines and spirits is looking to develop. Read an excerpt of the interview here.
- No-low is gaining ground in premium wines and spirits. While no-low spirits is still the smallest segment, it is seeing the biggest growth, according to IWSR, with 33% volume growth in 2022. How are new entrants standing out from the crowd?
- After a difficult period linked to Brexit and covid, the luxury market in the UK is getting back on its feet, notably driven by fashion and cosmetics & fragrance. Luxury packaging sales in the UK are forecast to reach $447.5m by 2024, says Future Market Insights, with strong growth in paperboard products expected in the years ahead. We take a closer look.
- From paper bottles to molded pulp via the use of recycled materials, we highlight some of the latest trends in paper.
- Next-gen materials companies are numerous, but few have reached commercial-scale production. Our Special Report explores how luxury players including Chanel, Vuitton and Hermès are tapping into this market to accelerate their sustainability strategies.
- How are the latest printing and decoration techniques enabling the creation of textures to bring packaging to the next level? Our Design Trends highlights examples from numerous luxury sectors.
- A chat with French artist Xavier Brisoux, who shares the story behind his High-Sculpture Knitwear concept.
- Guerlain’s iconic bee bottle that turns 170 this year is still made by its historic glassmaker Pochet du Courval. We take you behind the scenes of its production, from the automatic glassmaking process to the décor that is largely done by hand.
Our cover this issue is four-color UV printed by Corlet on coated 300g board with a matte lamination and selective UV glossy varnish.
Subscribe to Formes de Luxe here.