"When Wallpaper* Magazine discovered Marou Chocolate, our client, they felt that this single origin dark chocolate, hand-crafted in Saigon was a perfect match for their third annual Handmade issue (an issue with a focus on unique products combining luxury, craft and inspiration). Marou offered to create a special edition 80% chocolate bar in time for exhibiting at the 2012 Salone de Mobile in Milan. The packaging we designed for the occasion would stay true to the the standard Marou chocolate bars and press further the attention given to lovingly hand printed details. We strayed from the traditional motifs of the standard bars to embrace a more modernist approach, incorporating the well known Wallpaper* asterisk mark into a new pattern.
The same hand mixed inks & screen-printing methods used on the standard Marou packs were employed, but a new palette of hues would be used, derived from the official Wallpaper* handmade seal. The seal even informed a limited edition version of Marou’s "M" Monogram. The final touch was to hand emboss some of the pack’s design elements accomplish a tactile, fully hand crafted piece."