Savanna – Bubinga
這是前陣子在「當紙遇上德國工藝」一文當中寫到：使用來自德國的 Gmund 古穆紙廠所製造的「Savanna」所製作的禮品包裝樣本，此次是以文具為主題來做呈現。Savanna系列具有多種顏色及不同紋路，本次使用的是其中的「Bubinga」非洲原文為古夷蘇木之意，亞洲通常稱為花梨木，或是近似種類的木頭，而這類的木頭，表面帶有光澤、且質地堅硬，有相當明顯且細緻均勻的紋理，在亞洲時常會見到有些人家中，將這一類的木材作為高級訂製傢俱使用。
Gmund在2015年推出高級文具用品「Detective」系列，Detective作為形容偵探或是偵探小說之意，這個恰到好處的大小比例，相當適合放在胸前口袋，在任何需要筆記的時候隨手抽出使用。仔細觀察包裝的結構，外觀是由單獨一張Savanna圍繞完成的，與內置的筆記用紙透過打孔、黏膠、軋線相互結合，加上精巧的反折收尾，相當符合德國印象中，極簡與洗鍊的做法，重新定義了以往對於小型筆記本的印象。接著是同樣以Savanna Bubinga做為文書用品包裝的「Cube S」便條紙，外觀設計成精巧的方塊形狀，定位在桌上的精緻辦公用品。
將整個盒子攤平，從加工層面來思考，Savanna Bubinga 比起印刷，或許更加適合在包裝設計上作為使用；由於紙面別緻的木質紋路是她最大的特色，卻也在平面印刷時需要多次溝通與校正，相當考驗印刷廠的技術。在資源有限的情況下，採用凸版或是燙金等方式，是能有效凸顯質感的解決對策，適合與極簡風格的設計互相呼應。「Detective」與「Cube S」階採用一體成型的做法，除了降低以往在紙材耗損與成本上的考量以外，也將德國理性的思維，以及純熟的技術融入了紙張，私心期待在亞洲也能見到，妥善運用美術紙的優秀設計。
Rationally subtle and elegant packaging
In the previous article „When Paper Meets German Crafts“ gift packaging samples made by „Savanna“ from Gmund paper mill in Germany was mentioned. This time „stationery“ is the theme of this article. The Savanna series consists of many different colours and textures. Amongst them, „Bubinga“ is used this time. With the original African language meaning of reddish brown timber, usually, it is referred to as rosewood in Asia or a similar type of timber. This type of timber contains lustre on its surface. It is also solid in structure and has meticulously uniformed texture. In Asia, it is common to see this type of timber being used in producing quality custom made furniture. Gmund debuted the premium stationery product – Detective series in 2015. The reasonably sized notepad is suitable to be placed in the front chest pocket of shirts and can be easily pulled out at any time required.Carefully observing the packaging method, the surface is wrapped by one single piece of Savanna. The internal notepaper was made by the combination methods of the whole punching, glueing and perforation, plus detailed reverse folding for finishing. It matches the typical impression of German design ideology of simple, refining brief and tidy. It redefines the previous impressions of a small notepad. „Cube S“ also uses Savanna Bubinga for stationery packaging. The appearance was designed to be a delicate cube, it is positioned as a refined stationery standing on the office desk.
Special mention, glueing is not required in the converting process at all. It is folded into a cube.
To use this type of converting method requires two speculated conditions :
1. The thickness of the paper cannot be too high, otherwise, there will be many defects in closing the box and folding.
2. Given Moderate thickness paper can be used, therefore its stiffness and toughness must be able to sustain severe demand.
By flattening the entire cube, and consider it from the converting perspective, Savvana Bubinga perhaps is more suitable to be used in packaging design purpose than printing; because the timber like surface texture is its most unique feature. However it also requires repetitive communication in trial and error when printing, it really puts a printers ability to test. When facing limited resources, applying embossing or foil blocking is the method to effectively make the texture stand out. This method is suitable for echoing the simple design style.
„Detective“ and „Cube S“ are both made from one piece of Savana Bubinga. Other than the considerations in the waste and cost reduction during the converting process, it also combines the German rational way of thinking and the skilful converting method into the paper. Personally, I would like to also see such quality design of fine paper products in Asia.
- 5/5 [價格指數 Price Level]
- 12 [種樣式 styles]
- 2 [種厚度 Thickness]
- 100~250 [基重範圍 gsm]