Universal Packaging System Concept


This packaging concept by Patrick Sung might force postal organizations to review their methods of calculating shipping costs as you can now save on empty air space. The only disadvantage is you lose the stacking ability and pallet organization that comes from fixed sized mailing boxes.
durian
Image by YimHafiz
I would much prefer it if the triangle segments were more flexible so that it could fold and stick out like durian spikes affording the wrapped item more protection. I’m sure the designer intended it that way, but was likely constraint by the material.

Via: Yanko Design

3 Comments
  • missyeley

    April 29, 2010 at 10:01 pm Reply

    woah this is really cool.

  • Tim Fife

    May 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm Reply

    Very cool idea! I can see possibilities for this also serving as custom structural support inside larger packaging. However, in regards to your comment about the post, after having a few years experience consulting to the USPS, I can tell you that swift automation-ability is a much higher concern than just volume. If it doesn’t stack easily, it can’t be packed onto pallets well, and we’ll end up losing all savings in volume. But still, a system as flexible as this holds a lot of possibility.

  • Steve Patterson

    January 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm Reply

    In my job, I am responsible for shipping large quantities of irregularly shaped parts. I would like to try this product out. Does anyone produce this item yet or is it only a concept?

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