COMMISSION

ESPELMA

Brand identity, packaging, and online shop for Espelma – a clean-burning natural wax candle company. 

The creation of the candle fragrances for Espelma were inspired by founders Clara and Claudia's long summers spent at their grandmother's house near Barcelona as children. In turn this inspired our approach to the packaging.

The box form is based on that of a story book with a cover that features tactile shapes in silicone that figuratively emulate both a key ingredient from the scent and a wax spill. 

Each candle is presented in a handmade mouth-blown Murano glass designed by Clara and Claudia. The packaging needed to protect this precious glass through transport, but also present the candle in an elegant way.

Our custom drawn Espelma logo has a subtle, figurative flame at the heart of the uppercase E, and adorns the packaging along the spine of the box, like the title of a book.

Details of the silicone shapes which playfully spill over the covers of the candle packaging.

Espelma.com – a simple e-commerce store for the launch collection, designed by Commission and built by Archive Studio.


ESPELMA

Brand identity, packaging, and online shop for Espelma – a clean-burning natural wax candle company. 

The creation of the candle fragrances for Espelma were inspired by founders Clara and Claudia's long summers spent at their grandmother's house near Barcelona as children. In turn this inspired our approach to the packaging.

The box form is based on that of a story book with a cover that features tactile shapes in silicone that figuratively emulate both a key ingredient from the scent and a wax spill. 

Each candle is presented in a handmade mouth-blown Murano glass designed by Clara and Claudia. The packaging needed to protect this precious glass through transport, but also present the candle in an elegant way.

Our custom drawn Espelma logo has a subtle, figurative flame at the heart of the uppercase E, and adorns the packaging along the spine of the box, like the title of a book.

Details of the silicone shapes which playfully spill over the covers of the candle packaging.

Espelma.com – a simple e-commerce store for the launch collection, designed by Commission and built by Archive Studio.

Clients

LVMH Möet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Rimowa
Clos19
Thélios
& Other Stories
DKNY
Le Chameau
Condition
Institute / Nathaniel Brown
FranklinTill
J Hill's Standard
Chāmpo Haircare
Espelma
Kennedy Magazine
Several; Services
Léon Bara
Old Spike Roastery
Volcano Coffee Works
The Watch House
Hølte
Pamono
Brodie Neill
Ambra Medda
It’s Nice That

Approach

Good design stands at the crossroads of function and beauty. It engages, compels, and makes perfect sense. This is what we strive to give our clients at Commission.

The journey to get there should be a revelatory and inspiring experience with strong relationships formed along the way. We observe and we listen until we understand: only then do we immerse ourselves in the creative challenge. 

Our process aims to unearth and communicate the intangible essence of a brand that people fall in love with. From its behaviour to its products; we believe every company has a story to tell and that design can be the most powerful way to tell it.

About

Commission is a London based design and branding consultancy owned and led by Creative Directors David McFarline and Christopher Moorby. Founded with an ambition to create beautiful and intelligent design, our work is realised across print, packaging, editorial, advertising, and digital media. We create brand identity, graphic design, and art direction for the industries of fashion, art, culture, and commerce.

Contact

To discuss potential future commissions, please contact us at: [email protected]

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