Berlin Packaging's Studio One Eleven Design Team Moves to Larger, Custom-Built Space
Response to continued strong demand for custom-packaging services
Berlin Packaging, a leading full-service supplier of plastic, glass and metal containers and closures, announced today that its Studio One Eleven design division has moved to a larger, purpose-built facility. The move was prompted by Berlin Packaging customers' ever-increasing demand for custom packaging design, brand strategy, visual branding, and marketing services work. This is the fourth expansion move for Berlin Packaging's design division in the last decade.
The new space, which is on the second floor of the Berlin Packaging's headquarters building in downtown Chicago, is more than double the size of Studio One Eleven's current space. Every aspect of the new studio was designed to support and enhance the collaborative process between designers, and to create a client experience that's second to none in the industry.
Studio One Eleven's multidisciplinary design team manages every aspect of creating compelling packaging solutions. The turn-key process spans opportunity analysis, concept generation, evaluation, optimization, and commercialization. The 20-person team serves clients in categories ranging from personal care and household chemicals to food & beverage and medical consumables. Studio One Eleven has received numerous "best of show" awards and top packaging honors, but the team's success is best measured in how well its designs perform in the marketplace.
The expansive new studio space provides for planned growth of the division and was conceived to promote teamwork and creativity via an open floor plan bathed in natural light. The main workspace is surrounded by windows, and all office-fronts and collaboration area partitions are floor to ceiling sliding glass panels. Berlin Packaging's customers will also benefit from expanded research and product sample libraries, larger collaboration areas, a photo studio and production room, and a state-of-the art 3-D print lab/model shop for rapid prototyping.
"Innovative packaging plays a critical role in building brands and improving users' product experiences. Our new space allows our expert development team to grow as needed and will bolster our ability to create innovative packaging solutions for our clients," said Scott Jost, Berlin Packaging's Vice President of Innovation & Design.
"Studio One Eleven provides an awesome service for our customers, and our new space will make it an even better experience for our employees, customers, and suppliers alike. By keeping the Studio next to our headquarters, we ensure the tight connectivity between design, supply chain, sales, and operations that has contributed so much to our performance," notes Andrew Berlin, Chairman and CEO.