January 12, 2012 | 2 Comments
Designed by Michelberger Hotel | Country: Germany
“The Michelberger Hotel is a hotel in Berlin which has a design studio inside as part of its business. The studio does all the design work for the hotel and for its many other projects. We’ve been in Creative Review and D&AD amongst others.
Brief: The Michelberger Hotel together with The Preussiche Spirituosen Manufaktur in Berlin, have partnered up to create a new brand – the Michelberger Booze Company.
For our first product, we have created a pair of herbal schnaps drinks based on two old, forgotten recipes. Michelberger 35% is a golden liquid, a herbal liquor, smooth, earthy and warming and Michelberger 45% is a herbal distillate, clear, airy and invigorating.
The drinks are a complimentary pair, so the designs are more or less a symmetrical reflection of one another. The brand lives in the world of old German fairytales and so one bottle is set in a forest and the other in the mountain so as to reflect the qualities of the respective drinks. A drink is like a mask, it lets you feel something else or even become someone else, and so the visual concept is based around two masks – a wolf in the forest and a bird in the mountains.”