Embedded Assembly

Brands make self-assembly easier through clever, instructional packaging

Implications - Helping to make product assembly easier, brands are integrating manuals and instructions right into the packaging design itself for heightened self-sufficiency. Transforming cardboard boxes and frames into easy-to-assemble products and technological aids, brands are using dual-purpose packaging techniques to help add a greater sense of functionality.
SCORE: 5.2
This Year and Mild Top 6 Examples: 17,734 Total Clicks Nov 14 - Feb 16
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Transforming Recycled Shopping Bags - This H&M Packaging Concept Transforms into a Clothing Hanger
SCORE: 8.2
This Year and V. Hot 6,416 Clicks Pub: Feb 3, 16
Transforming Recycled Shopping Bags
This H&M Packaging Concept Transforms into a Clothing Hanger
Realized by St Louis-based graphic designer Jayvn Solomon, this unique sustainable packaging concept for H&M includes a recycled paper bag that transforms into a coat hangar. The innovative... [More]
Streamlined Headphone Packaging - The Sol Republic Relays Has an Unexpectedly Elegant Design
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 2,915 Clicks Pub: Mar 31, 15
Streamlined Headphone Packaging
The Sol Republic Relays Has an Unexpectedly Elegant Design
According to Package Inspiration, the Sol Republic Relays packaging is “as streamlined as the headphones themselves.” The minimalist design still allows the consumer to have an enjoyable... [More]
Dual-Purpose Camera Manuals - Karin Hilgenkamp Designs DSLR Packaging that Doubles as Instructions
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 3,667 Clicks Pub: Jan 15, 15
Dual-Purpose Camera Manuals
Karin Hilgenkamp Designs DSLR Packaging that Doubles as Instructions
Sometimes a thing has been done for so long, it is hard to see how it can be optimized, even if the optimization itself is clear as day; take this camera manual, as the perfect example. Designer... [More]
Multipurpose Oil Packaging - This Oil Bottle Packaging Transforms into a Light Fixture
SCORE: 3
Mild 3,604 Clicks Pub: Nov 10, 14
Multipurpose Oil Packaging
This Oil Bottle Packaging Transforms into a Light Fixture
Although there is a lot of emphasis that tends to be put on getting a product off of the shelves and home with consumers through attention-grabbing packaging, there are few designs that propose ways... [More]
Tech-Configuring Packaging - Apple Boxes Will Soon Be Able to Set Up Devices In-Store
SCORE: 3.7
Mild 590 Clicks Pub: Mar 30, 15
Tech-Configuring Packaging
Apple Boxes Will Soon Be Able to Set Up Devices In-Store
Apple stores are busy places that are most always full of people in need of assistance—but some new high-tech Apple boxes could soon come to the rescue in order to alleviate staff duties and... [More]
Instructional Ale-Brewing Labels - This Badger State Beer Label Shows Graphics of How To Craft Beer
SCORE: 2.7
Untested 542 Clicks Pub: Nov 4, 15
Instructional Ale-Brewing Labels
This Badger State Beer Label Shows Graphics of How To Craft Beer
The Studiomax Design team created this unique instructional beer-making label for Badger State Brewing Company’s ‘Pilot Series.’ The labels feature graphic icons that relate the... [More]