Blend the Rules

Rigid Construction

Project Focus

To design a kit that is luxurious.

Background

Hot chocolate kits are the easiest gift to do for that person you just don't know what to get something for the holidays. A cheesy mug, one drinks worth of hot chocolate powder and some hard baby marshmallows in a plastic bag with a bow is usually what they all look like.

The Challenge

Trying to design the kit to make it luxurious. The research was done through different recipe books and trying to capture as many cultures as possible. What was needed inside of the box once the research was complete was a spice rack, recipe cards, spoons and bags of cocoa powder at different coca percentages. There were restrictions on size and on what the physical box could be made from but were allowed to have add ons that made sense for the project. 

Design Approach

The pattern are repeating hexagons that are nested inside of one another. Hexagons symbolizes harmony and balance and using it in this kit created a space where people can come to it to have some downtime. The color palette comes from each type of chocolate: dark, milk and white. The pink is used as an accent color from being in a candy shop with all bright colors of sugar, making the person using the box feel like they can play and experiment with the flavors.