Knoll Packaging wins Pentawards for Knoll Ecoform Molded Pulp Compact
The innovation won Gold for Best Sustainable Design Concept
November 14, 2023
It was announced that Knoll Packaging won Gold at the Pentaward for Best Sustainable Design Concept. The Knoll Ecoform Molded Pulp Compacts received this distinguished honor for its overall design and sustainability benefits.
Knoll spent over 2 years on research and develop their 100% Knoll Ecoform molded pulp compacts. Knoll Ecoform is a plant material made from bamboo, wood and sugar cane fibers. The material is certified recyclable in the paper recycling stream, and can be molded, cut to order and color matched. This latest innovation can replace traditional plastic make-up compacts and is engineered with a magnet-free option and removable mirror. The compact utilizes two layers of molded pulp, which has a smooth luxury feel finish on the interior and exterior of the compact. The design is fully customizable to meet the aesthetic of a brand, including any configuration of pans. Additional decoration also includes embossing and stamping or adding a FSC paper mask for additional decoration. It is Knoll's goal to eliminate plastics from their supply chain, and this new molded fiber solution for compacts continues their mission to create a better world.
Benjamin Cohen, Chief Marketing Officer at Knoll said, “We could not be more thrilled that our Knoll Ecoform molded pulp compacts won Gold at the Pentawards! This design started as a chance to continue our mission to use design innovation to remove plastics and create a better world and took many years to become a reality. The engineering of this concept required our entire global team to problem solve all aspects, including creating a luxury appearance, closure, removable mirror, and ability to be adapted to any configuration. We’re tremendously proud of the results and delighted to see this concept come onto the market next year.”
Knoll Packaging also received nomination certificates in the Limited Edition category for the 2022 MAC Advent Calendar, and in the Sustainable Design – Luxury Goods category for The House of Penhaligon's.