Lehanneur’s, Age of the World containers

lehanneur01Every now and then you see a wonderfully simple synthesis of technology, design and serendipity. Saw just such a thing today. This image shows a fascinating group of new containers created by the French designer, Mathieu Lehanneur.

These containers take the age distribution of each country and create a vessel with the circumference changing to reflect the population distribution in each age range. Brilliant!

The pieces will be shown at the Issey Miyake store in Paris during fashion week in October.

Don’t need to say much more, their simple beauty speaks for itself.

You can read more here, and here.

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About Richard Shear

designer, husband, teacher, blogger, father, athlete, author, historian Richard has over 25 years of brand identity and package design experience, with a wide range of clients such as Ahold, Coca-Cola, Hasbro, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Pernod Ricard and Procter & Gamble. He began his career working with the legendary advertising art director, and AIGA Medalist, George Lois and the British design manager Clive Chajet. In his next design management position at Lippincott & Margulies, he worked with Walter Margulies learning the complex skills of global corporate identity. He then became Creative Director and Partner at Peterson & Blyth, one of the premier brand identity and package design firms of the time. He is a founding faculty member of the Masters in Branding Program at New York’s School of Visual Arts. He publishes the blog The Package Unseen, and has been a guest lecturer at colleges including FIT, Trinity College and Tyler School of Art. He is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Richard is a Board member of the AIGA MetroNorth Chapter, past President of AIGA‘s Brand Design Association, President of the Package Design Council and a member of its Board of Directors. He is a member of USA Cycling and US Rowing, a nationally ranked masters bicycle racer, and a member of The Saugatuck Rowing Club, the 2010 Masters Club National Champion.
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