in 3D Modeling Design held by La Marzocco SRL
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La Marzocco manufactures high-end professional espresso equipment.

Distinctive features of our products include:
- High quality materials: La Marzocco aims to use as much stainless steel as possible in its equipment and components.
- Unique technology: La Marzocco designed and patented the saturated brew group and double boiler technology.
- Equipment is hand-made by artisans in our factory outside of Florence, Italy.

In particular, this project aims to design a brand-new packaging of the GS/3 www.lamarzocco.com/it/prodotti/gs3.html considered the most advanced professional household espresso equipment in the industry.

The new package must have similar technical specifications, in terms of robustness and drop resistance, of the existing one as follows:

Moisture-proof box
Standards for laboratory testing:
UNI EN ISO 2247 - Low frequency vibration
UNI EN ISO 2233 – Conditioning
UNI EN ISO 2248 – Drop test
Maximum stack: 3 boxes
Pallet: Fumigated fir wood treated according regulation ISPM 15 Fao, 2000/29 or alternative.

DROP TEST: 10 drops on 1 vertex, 3 edges and 6 faces at 40cm

1 unit: double portafilter
1 unit: single portafilter
1 unit: tamper
1 unit: braided hose
1 unit: flex drain hose
5 filter baskets: 1x7gr, 1x14gr, 1x17gr, 1x21gr, 1xblind
1 unit: purocaff canister
1 unit: 5mm hex key
2 units: copper washer for bleed screw
1 unit: hose clamp
1 unit: hose holde
2 units: water test kit
1 unit: user manual (A5 format)
This packaging have to ship safely, be able to hold total weight.
It should convey a professional look.
It must be SUSTAINABLE and eco-friendly and not just look “green”.
It must be easy to open and to unbox.

Parts of the packaging should be recyclable in everyday’s use (i.e. lower crate used as a tray, straps used as belt and so on).
Explore for alternative and recycled materials.
Easy to re-pack and close in case of return for repair.
Unboxing the machine must be a unique experience.
Packaging should provide preventive information/help for installation set-up.
Don't Wants:
no more than 30$ for packaging
Ask for Sample:
We are planning on establishing a shortlist based on the sample designs that we receive. Once we have established these candidates, we will follow through with specific details so that a finalized project can be submitted. In the case that any candidate include a material with which we are not familiar, we may ask to receive a sample.
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= Buyer's Rating
1st Winner
#9 Open Model by Manuel Rosso
May 24, 2014 22:38
3rd Winner
#11 Espresso Machine Box by Ovi
May 28, 2014 20:20
#10 Child box model by Manuel Rosso
May 25, 2014 0:06
#4 Espresso Machine Unboxing by Ovi
May 22, 2014 17:45
May 23, 2014 19:35
Download Files
May 24, 2014 13:50
#7 EPS Model by Manuel Rosso
May 24, 2014 22:19
#8 Model vacuum forming by Manuel Rosso
May 24, 2014 22:31
#1 Ver. 0 by Ovi
May 4, 2014 16:47
#2 espresso machine by sendil kumar
May 11, 2014 10:35
#3 Espresso Machine Unboxing by Ovi
May 19, 2014 17:56
#14 Packing box by HParis
May 29, 2014 21:34


Mon, 26 May 2014 11:31:06 +0000
Dear Designer,

here few ideas on alternative materials http://www.sealedairprotects.com/NA/EN/products/foam_packaging/restore-mushroom.aspx
Mon, 26 May 2014 08:07:29 +0000
Dear Designers,
the zip file containing the accessories included in the box is now updated with the parts that were missing in the previous file.
Mon, 26 May 2014 07:48:39 +0000
Dear Albertus,
yes, 5layer cardboard is ok, still we were also looking for alternative, ecologic and more appealing materials.
For the accessories it is very important that they don't tumble inside the box and damage the machine.
will upload all other missing accessories asap.

Albertus Putra


Fri, 23 May 2014 17:24:12 +0000
some items can't be found in zipped file, those are:
-5 filter baskets
-copper washer
-hose holder
-water test kit
please upload the parts or just give the measured dimensions

Albertus Putra


Fri, 23 May 2014 14:36:18 +0000
should we also need to design the configuration of all items included in the package?
and then make sure all things won't collide each other?

Albertus Putra


Fri, 23 May 2014 13:10:57 +0000
and, what language should be used in the packaging? english or italiano?

Albertus Putra


Fri, 23 May 2014 13:07:44 +0000
what material of packaging do you prefer? is a 5 layer cardboard okay?
Thu, 22 May 2014 12:36:29 +0000
Dear Sendil, we want the packaging that will contain the espresso machine that already exists, which we published the picture.

sendil kumar


Wed, 21 May 2014 06:31:18 +0000
hi do u want the espresso machine to be newly designed or else the packaging container holding the espresso machine which you had published as a picture . i had already submitted a brand new design of new espresso machine but i still have doubt from ur last query call for the designers stating that none of them had given the desired output u needed . please clear my doubt .
thank you sir
sendil kumar M.E
Mon, 19 May 2014 13:36:21 +0000
Dear Designers,
so far all inputs are completely NOT in line with our requests, that have been clearly specified to you more than once in the brief.
We are looking for an innovative PACKAGING, that means the box in which the machine is to be shipped and NOT THE FRAME OR OUTER CHASSIS.
The material to be used is not stainless steel or any other metal, but conventional materials used to wrap/pack products or other equipments.
The machine already exists and its outer draft is in the attachments section.
please do not hesitate to ask for father information if you need.
thank you for the commitment anyway,
best regards
Enrico Wurm
Fri, 16 May 2014 09:12:10 +0000
Hi Kristian,
Iso criteria required in this step are those in the brief.
We can then consider some further criteria while analyzing your project.
thank you
Fri, 16 May 2014 08:15:42 +0000
Hi, please join the contest!
requirements needed are in the briefing. Please consider that we move forward step by step.
thank you
Wed, 14 May 2014 04:13:30 +0000

May I join the contest. Is there any requirements?
Mon, 12 May 2014 06:32:50 +0000
Can you put the details of those ISO criteria,packing should response.?
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:02:15 +0000
Dear Sendil, this is a brand new design project, that aims to create a packaging for the espresso machine which rendering can be found in the attached zip files.
you have all indications, good luck


sendil kumar


Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:24:19 +0000
Hi iam interested to do this project . but regarding sample design i dont understand whether the buyer asking for previously done work on any other project or the current project which was posted now. can u please clear my doubt. so that i can proceed further working on the design

Thank you
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:03:56 +0000
Dear Designers,

the contest brief is now complete: we added more indications and solidwords drawings of the accessories included in the box and also the machine rough shape and measures.

good luck and thank you for joining the contest!

MacKenzie Brown


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:53:33 +0000
Please note that the payment has cleared and this contest is a go. Please contact me via live chat with questions. Thanks, MacKenzie

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