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Galleries // 2023 Spark:Fall/Winter Student // Illusory - Packaging Liner and Diffuser

Illusory - Packaging Liner and Diffuser

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Jiingyi Miao
Design Type: Packaging
Company / Organization / School: Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Team Members: Jingyi Miao & Hu Zou

Every year, up to 90% of packaging liners are discarded globally. In this aromatherapy design, the sponge serves as both the packaging liner and the diffuser itself, reducing packaging waste significantly. When using, spray the fragrance liquid onto the surface of diffuser. Due to the porous nature of sponge, liquid can evenly adhere to its surface, making the aroma more lasting and charming. The porosity of sponge creates a beautiful illusory effect at the edges of the product, like a charming aroma, pleasant and ethereal. This design allows the packaging lining to become the product itself, truly integrating the packaging with the product, in line with the concept of sustainable development. It utilizes the functionality of the sponge lining while exploring its aesthetic properties to maximize the material value. We hope to propose a new environmentally friendly approach through this design, using packaging as a part of the product itself to reduce material waste and production costs.