Canadian Packaging

Studio One Eleven moves to bigger digs—again

Thanks to a continued demand for custom-packaging services, Berlin Packaging moves its design team to a custom built office in Chicago.

October 28, 2012   by Canadian Packaging Staff

CHICAGO—Berlin Packaging, a leading full-service supplier of plastic, glass and metal containers and closures, has announced its Studio One Eleven design division has moved to a larger, purpose-built facility—its fourth expansion move in a decade.

The move was prompted by Berlin Packaging customers’ ever-increasing demand for custom packaging design, brand strategy, visual branding, and marketing services work.

The new space, which is on the second floor of the Berlin Packaging’s headquarters building in downtown Chicago, is more than double in size of its previous home. 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 multi-disciplinary 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.

The expansive new studio space provides for planned growth of the division and was conceived to promote teamwork and creativity via an open floorplan 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 3D 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,” says Berlin Packaging vice-president of innovation & design Scott Jost.

“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 Berlin chairman and chief executive officer Andrew Berlin.

Studio One Eleven has worked with such firms as Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Courvoisier, Exxon Mobil, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Nestle’s, Seargeant’s and SAB Miller.

For more information visit www.studio111designs.com.


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