Handpicked co-created and produced a line of luggages for Europe's leading hospitality institute Mise en Place.
The luggages are originally designed for Mise en Place and have unique features and branding elements. The suitcase even has a build-in USB power charger!
Scroll down to see more pictures and videos about the making of the suitcase.
Another update about the custom made Suit Bag will be soon online too.
The suitcase has an embossed logo. For this branding style a special mould was designed and produced. The below images show the initial design of this unique feature.
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Small unique designer details are used; the zipper and a small element in the wheels are produced in corporate red. The luggage was assembled with high quality handles, a combination lock and a water resistant output for the USB charger.
The CEO of a Dutch based architecture firm created an 'out of the box' brief.
As the CEO says, "Sometimes clients must somewhat take a 'gamble' before selecting a specific (preliminary) design. After that it is up to us, the architects to deliver, since the rough strokes from the first drawings need to be replaced by accuracy and finesse."
"The dices represent the playfulness and the “gamble" factor, whereas the box is the main structure holding the creative impulses in check."
Every year our trucker caps are a big "summer hit".
These snap-back mesh caps have a uniquely designed pocket hidden inside the front panel, with a condom discreetly stashed inside when presented to the receivers. Tying in nicely with their punned tagline "Always On Top". What a cheeky branding, but nevertheless very apt for this brand being one of the Netherlands' top hospitality training institutes.
This pocket has other uses too, it allows the owner to keep an extra 10 dollar note or a single house-key some place safe.
As you can see the caps are almost finished. Very soon this production is ready to be quality-inspected, packed and shipped to the Netherlands.
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Fun, cheerful and very pink are these signature flamingo inflatables of GOGO, one of Europe’s most prominent festival organizers from the Netherlands. Every summer, these floats (affectionally known as FlaminGOGOs) add endless amount of fun to their beach and pool parties - and Handpicked is honored to assist in the manufacturing of these pink babies this year!
Today we visited our handpicked elastic book-band factory. Recently handPicked has been appointed to produce special book-bands for a client in the Netherlands.
We found it a creative idea to use these branded bookbands to bundle their project presentations when offering them to their audience. Not only does it secures the bundle well, the book bands are reusable and acts as a constant brand reminder whenever being used!
This year handPicked had the pleasure again of producing the Trucker Caps for Totally Summer. These Caps are just a ‘must have’ when you are celebrating life with your best friends during a summer break!
We thought it would be hard to compete with awesome pink and blue caps from the previous time.
But the Totally Summer Design Team made it possible and introduced the new “Sleek Black”.
You all are familiar with these little pins you can wear on the lapel of your jacket right?
It seems an easy product, but you’d be surprised how many styles of these little pins actually exist. Besides that, they are not that simple to produce either.
One would think a simple one-colour bottle-opener with a one-colour print would be easy to produce right? Wrong. When the entire product carries just that one colour, especially when it's the client's company's corporate colour - we want to make sure the colour matches at least 99%, because we understand how important colours are to brand consistency.
One of our latest completed projects is this, the inflatable sofa that is headed for The Netherlands. These bright and cheery inflatable seats are meant for a large-scale pool party, and we're pretty sure the branding made a great impact in that event!
Sleek and cool are these metal aviator sunglasses ordered by our client MEP from Holland. From a selection of almost 30 plastic and metal frame models, MEP chose the most classic one with black metal frame with UV400 smoke lens - great choice!
Updates and behind-the-scenes of our Sourcing, Procurement & Manufacturing assignments.
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