Looking back on a past of more than 15 years, the prestige of the brand is clearly reflected in the packaging created for Stühmer Ltd’s top-notch sweets, Friedrich Stühmer Luxury Chocolate Dessert, made as an homage to founder, Frigyes Stühmer.
Produced with the rigid box technology, the four-level fold out ornate box with the removable lid combines elegance with carrying capacity. Inside and outside, it has been made from creative paper, with particular care devoted to the UV varnishing of the logo, gilding, embossing, stamping, form-cutting and then manual mounting. This product carries the signs of the use of state-of-the-art technology in packaging, and at the same time the essential elaborateness of handicraft, because up to 80 percent it is made manually. The box earned the Hungaropack Prize of 2017.
I first contacted Sz. Variáns Ltd. in 2008, based on the recommendation of a business partner, to design the new box for our “Százszorszép” (Daisy) brand of desserts. Stühmer’s products represent the premium category, and therefore, we also place much emphasis on packaging. We were looking for a company that, similarly to us, strives to produce the highest standard of products, use high quality materials, and apply state-of-the-art technologies.
Sz. Variáns Ltd. covers all phases of work that are necessary for the preparation of our boxes. In addition to the special printing technologies they use, I would definitely like to highlight the high quality of design background. After the box of the “Százszorszép” desserts, we also put them in charge of producing the packaging for the rest of our products. The company is characterised by high-quality work, reliability and a strict observance of deadlines.