Extract from Wallpaper* Design Awards Issue, 02/2008
Packaging wields real power in the cosmetics market and some original ideas are emerging from unexpected quarters. For 2007 it was the
turn of Givenchy to rethink lipstick. We were impressed by the bold move to look beyond both the industry’s trusted professionals and the over employed design superstars in favour of a small London agency, Two Create, founded by Central Saint Martins graduates Lucy Nunn and Tobie Snowdowne. Inspired by Russian dolls,
the pair (who have worked for Habitat, Mathmos and MDF Italia) sank the Rouge Interdit lipstick into an oblong case – you pull it out via a loop of grosgrain ribbon. It’s simple and functional yet also novel and stylish. And in our book, award winning.” Words by Emma Moore.