We party in CMYK

To celebrate the end of 2022, we put on our Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black dresses and suits for our annual Christmas party. CMYK all the way!

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QM Winter Postcards 2022

Feeling a little Retro this year with our funky photoshop Christmas Cards.

Our best wishes for our dearest clients.
May 2023 be filled again with inspiring projects and great opportunities.

Love to you all!

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Design Agency Boost Book

Here it is... the Design Agency Boost Book by epda. A unique collection of creative insights compiled by international leaders from the world of Branding and Packaging design. What an incredible honor to be part of this fine group of people, with a special gratitude for my wonderful Quatre Mains team. #creativityismyweapon 

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Pentawards 2022

September saw the 2022 edition of the world’s most prestigious Packaging Design awards. Situated this year in London at both the Science Museum and The Royal Opera House, this design festival and awards event collected the brightest creative minds that our industry has to offer, accumulating as many as 2000 entries from 60 countries worldwide. So you can imagine how stoked we are when Quatre Mains was privileged to climb the stage again to collect 2 shiny awards.

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Wishing you Sunny & Happy holidays!

To celebrate Patrick's birthday we took a trip to the beach, Vintage Honolulu style.

No need for summertime sadness, we are open all summer!
Occasionaly with some grinding sand between our toes, we will still be blowing a cool breeze towards brand & packaging designs, enthusiastically answering our design emergency hotline.



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We dine Together Apart

We wish everyone an inspiring End of Year. Due to Corona (again) maybe not entirely how we want it to celebrate but nevertheless, together apart, we can make it work. With nice brands on our tables, fun projects to reminisce about and lots of hope for next year. Where we'll find each other back at one big joyful table.

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Pentawards 2021 Winner!

On the 30th of September, the world's leading and most prestigious competition for packaging design announced its winners. This year the Pentawards 2021, received over 2000 entries from 60 countries worldwide.

We’re over the moon to announce that Quatre Mains, as the only Belgian packaging design agency, won 2 awards.

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We are Hiring!

To support the Quatre Mains Account Team, we are looking for a temporary reinforcement ad interim from the 5th of July until Sinterklaas 2021. Do you know someone or maybe you yourself are looking forward to a challenging job in our crazy team where we bring Brand and Packaging design to life. Send your motivation in Dutch to sandra@quatremains.be

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Pentawards Jury 2021

Pentawards unveils largest and most diverse jury yet for 2021 awards.
The 2021 Pentawards will bring together 40 leading creative minds, includes our own Creative farmer Patrick De Grande to judge and celebrate best-in-class packaging design from across the globe.

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QM Throwback to 2020

2020 went by so quick, time to highlight the joyful, positive moments we did have, despite this weird year!

One of our biggest highlights was the 2020 Pentawards Ceremony, due to Corona held in Donk with the entire QM Team. Amongst the showcased 2,000 entries from more than 60 countries, we were able to bring home as the only Belgian design agency, 2 shiny new Pentawards!

Watch our other 2020 highlights here...

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EOY Wishes

Okay we know, 2020 was a little different than we'd all expected, but at Quatre Mains we always kept up our good spirits and are already looking forward to the new things 2021 will bring. Check out our video to see the motivational wishes we'd like to share with one another, our families, and especially our clients. 

Stay safe and have a cozy, intimate and warm End of Year.
The QM Pack.

Off course there are bloopers too. Watch our epic fails below!

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QM Bake Off

Voor iedereen die graag de keuken onveilig maakt, steek je handen uit de mouwen en doe mee aan onze Quatre Mains Bake-off! 

10 waaghalzen (10!) maken kans op een cadeaupakket met, Hoera Hoera, Niamh Bakmixen voor nog méér bakjolijt! Bovendien verdienen jullie eeuwige roem op onze online ‘Baking wall of Fame’. Zoals we bij Quatre Mains geregeld zeggen: Doe normaal!

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Inktober 2020

For the second year in a row, each QM member that had his or her fingers itching to draw, took a (daily) moment to sit behind the drawing board. Take a look at this year’s harvest of our Inktober Challenge.

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The QM Garden - A Behind the Scenes

This year the Easter Bunny surprised the QM-pack with some special eggs.
Not chocolates no, but vegetable eggs. You say “vegetables what!?”
Yes indeed, our ever creative mother hen made us some baskets with soil & seeds filled eggshells.

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Fasten your face-masks and get ready for a new take off!

This abnormal period is working hard to also profoundly influence packaging design trends. No more excuses as the focus is now even more on the theme of sustainability and on consumer safety concerns. Now that e-commerce is also peaking, it's a pertinent question as to whether packaging design is a future-proof, direct-to-consumer model. In other words, these three mega developments are causing a small landslide that makes a big contribution to shaping the “new standard” of packaging.

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World Photography Day

19th of August 2020 is World Photography Day. It's an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography. The perfect occasion to discover the person behind our Photography.
- An interview with Sandra Declercq.-

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Tournée Minérale

After all those End of Year celebrations and New Year drinks, we feel it’s time to reboot!
February, luckily the shortest month of the year, is meanwhile known as the month to pause our drinking habits. At Quatre Mains we support giving our bodies a little rest. 

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Fascinating Times!

We’re experiencing an exciting time for packaging designers, who once again have the opportunity to be 100% creative with no limits. From bright colour transitions to no colour at all, from an eclectic style to minimalism, and from ingenious packaging solutions to an allergy to plastic. It is up to designers to be smarten up with trends and to utilise everything ensure the product jumps off the shelf as well as the screen.

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TASTE OF TOMORROW / Thinking outside the box

‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’, is how the saying goes. However, when it comes to the packaging of food products, that is exactly what consumers do these days. Following interview was published in a freshly released book 'The Taste of Tomorrow'. Ready to find out more about trends and innovation in food packaging?

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From Good to Great

On the 1st of December 2017, Quatre Mains participated in a Luca School of Arts learning session, together with the next generation of budding new designers. Several speakers shared their personal insights regarding various topics across graphic, digital, advertising, brand & packaging design. Our very own Patrick De Grande shared his thoughts about what ultimately, brand & packaging design can do for you, your brand and the product. Additionally, how it’s possible to bridge the gap between design work that is considered ‘good’ to work that you can proudly call ‘great’.

Below is a short summary of the presentation.

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1, 2, 3 !

It was Saturday-night-fever on September 23rd, when the 11th edition of the prestigious Pentaward ceremony was held in the W Hotel in Barcelona. And “YES" we were once again honoured to attend. 

Warm regards and beaming smiles from Barcelona,
Els, Joe, Kobe, Vicky, Wafa & Patrick


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New launch for SPA

There’s a refreshing natural breeze blowing through the lemonade world this summer thanks to our new ‘label & bottle’ design for the ‘Duo’ range launch for Spa.

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China in Town!

On friday the 5th of May, a Chinese delegation of packaging designers and specialists came by for a visit. Whilst touring around Europe, visiting Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Paris they found some time to visit our offices.

A perfect opportunity to enjoy a European design studio experience and find out about our unique working methods.

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From patisserie ingredient to professional cocktail essential

DiraFrost, a Belgian producer of 100% natural frozen fruit used primarily in the bakery and patisserie industry, felt the time was ripe to tap into a new marketing segment for its fruit purées. The product was initially positioned and sold as fruit purée for patisserie and ice-cream producers. However, following a creative brainstorming session regarding this product innovation, the existing product was relaunched as 100% mashed fruit (without any additives), under the brand name of “BeARtender” for the trendy cocktail bar sector. Brand & packaging design agency Quatre Mains engineered this special creative metamorphosis.

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CosmoPack & CosmoProf at Bologna

The Cosmetic world gathered in Bologna for the 50th edition of CosmoProf  & CosmoPack Worldwide.

Since 50 years, CosmoProf & CosmoPack Worldwide Bologna is the leading 360° worldwide event for the professional beauty sector and an international platform for the cosmetics and wellness industry. Cosmoprof’s exhibition space covers the entire BolognaFiere exhibition centre and is dedicated to the various sectors of the beauty industry: Perfumery and Cosmetics, Natural Products, Packaging, Machinery, Contract Manufacturing and Raw Materials, Beauty and Spa, Hair and Nails.

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Storecheck: London

Smart Packaging, or where to find tasty packaging design.

Packaging may seem like whimsical window-dressing but there’s plenty to be said for the power of a well-designed jar, wrapper, tin or bottle to get your brand out there. From “Brown bag Crisps” and “Troo Fresh Granola’s”, to “TukTuk Indian Street Tea” and “4Some Berry Blend”, we’ve scoured the IFE-exhibition, the shops and supermarkets for time-tested and truly sumptuous examples of packaging.

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