Grönstedts P.LEX | Design by NINE 2016
Creative Director: Isabelle D. Lidström | Design Director: Andreas Linnell | Client Director: Sabina Svensson | Designer: Lachlan Bullock | Production Manager: Asmira Mahalbasic.
Scandinavian design usually embodies a balance of the old and the new. But when the traditions of French cognac meets Swedish hiphop that balance is somewhat disrupted. The signature edition cognac is a collaboration by Grönstedts and hiphop musician / sommelier Petter Alexis, whose back tattoo by iconic Swedish 90’s graffiti artist Puppet adorn the packaging.
Placed in a battle of opposites, the only way to survive was to create a strategic approach which let the two collaborators fight for shelf life. Inspired by street posters, music tickets and the hiphop tradition of battling, Grönsteds / P. Lex cognac layer up a mélange of paraphernalia to create one design expression. Each layer reflects the core categories of cognac, and the three elements of hiphop. Every step of the unboxing experience has been graced with a contrasting element to keep the consumer on their toes. From a price tag neck label to the ripped illustration on the bottle, we’re left with a premium quality product with attitude.
Grönstedts / P. Lex is the result of strategy and design aligned, where the layers tell the story of the products’ complexity. A premium signature cognac limited to only 1000 bottles, developed by a Swedish hiphop artist and a French Master Blender, sold exclusively to the people of Sweden.