kino take-out box by gustav karlsson

Kino Take Out Box

Here’s a series of fun, unusual and eco-friendly take-out boxes created by Swedish designer Gustav Karlsson for Kino restaurant in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Inspired by the design of a vintage camera bag, the three-sized container set, consisting of one for the main course, one for soups and stews, and one for breads and salads, is made from sustainable-sourced paper cardboard and lined with starch to prevent liquid from soaking the paper. Each nude colored container features colorful pop art patterns on the inside, and fun prints of various vegetables, indicative of Kino’s vegetarian cuisine.

What’s clever about this packaging is in the way the box is cut and folded. Each box, together with two straps for handles, is made from a single piece of cardboard. The two paper straps will connect to form a handle for the take-out box, or to secure a smaller sized box on top. Hence, multiple boxes may be stacked securely on top of one another like a tiered lunch box with a nifty handle for easy carrying! Oh what fun!

kino take out box

kino take out box

kino take out box

kino take out box

More about the Kino box project here.