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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Trendtour: Copenhagen ‘Foodie Heaven’

Together with no less than 20 other foodtrendspotters we were invited to Copenhagen to discover how and why this town is inspiring the world with its food innovations. Copenhagen, the home of ‘Noma’ and many other Nordic Cuisine pioneers, of Streetfood and the new generation food markets such as Hygghe ( pronounced ‘hue-gah’ ), meaning the Danish way to live well.

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Is your packaging ready for 2017?

The year 2017 presents itself as the most complex for those who are engaged in developing consumer goods for the retail market.

Today, we're gazing into the future at three upcoming trends in Packaging Design. From "into the mood" to "balance" to "going off-road", these are what we're predicting will be hot in the new year. So make sure your Packaging Design is future proof.

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FUSE / Packaging Trends

Always aware of the latest trends, Quatre Mains was asked by Verstraete to shine our light on the trends of today and tomorrow. Verstraete is a company specialized in Inmould Labelling and launched their first publication of their own magazine, FUSE.


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Published in The Package Design Book 4

Every two years Taschen publishes its Package Design Book with all recent Pentawards winners. In this last edition Quatre Mains is shown with 4 award winning projects; Fleur du Nord by Damse Kaasmakerij, EOY Limited Edition 2015 by Jules Destrooper, a Retail Subrange by Euroma and the Pots and Pans by Jeroen Meus.

We say Yay!


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East meets West

The last week of October 2016, Quatre Mains attended an EPDA congres in Taipei - Taiwan. EPDA stands for European Packaging Design Association, and is the leading European network uniting internationally minded designers and agencies who value contact and interaction with peers. Together with a group of 50 attendees from East and West we explored how much courage we have to take in the design business to succeed locally and globally. It was a busy, well-filled week with lots of interesting presentations and inspiring case stories. Even some of our designs made it across the globe and are shown in the EPDA 'East meets West' exhibition.

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Yes! GOLD and SILVER. Quatre Mains is internationally recognised.

On Friday the 23rd of September in The Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai, the 10th anniversary edition of the prestigious Pentawards were held. The international jury of established industry figures recognised our pots and pans packaging for Jeroen Meus and the exclusive end-of-year biscuit collection for Jules Destrooper, bestowing Gold and Silver awards respectively. Quatre Mains are now the proud owners of no less than 13 Pentaward trophies.

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Recent work by Quatre Mains in the book Eco Packaging Now!

The client Euroma wished to make a meaningful impact on the chaotic and over-populated world of supermarket seasoning. In order to make this new family range stand-out from a visually complex crowd of miniature players, the designers decided to adhere coherently and consistently under the umbrella of a unifying positioning and brand identity. Another important differentiating factor is the reusable and refillable nature of the authentic glass preserving jars, chosen specifically to reduce packaging waste in the long term.

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Celebrating 25 years!


We always prefer to look forward instead of back, but when you celebrate a birthday one tends to get a bit nostalgic. So looking back on 25 years of Quatre Mains, we feel proud and excited. Above all grateful for all the amazing people that have touched our lives during our beautiful branding and packaging design adventure. On this occasion we would especially like to thank our loyal clients, our enthusiastic staff and supporting families, without whom Quatre Mains would not have gotten the opportunity to grow and flourish like it has.

To everybody who has a heart for Quatre Mains : Thank you, merci, bedankt.

Els, Patrick and our fantastic team.

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PACKAGING MAGAZINE / Quatre Mains en KMO’s: het klikt!

Ontwerpbureau Quatre Mains werkt graag samen met KMO’s. Voor de samenwerking met deze opdrachtgevers heeft het bureau een traject ontwikkeld dat is gebaseerd op empathie, expertise en ervaring. Dit resulteert in ontwerpen die perfect functioneren in de markt waarin deze bedrijven actief zijn.

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PACKAGING MAGAZINE / Op zoek naar Symbiose

Patrick De Grande, zaakvoeder van verpakkingsontwerpbureau Quatre Mains, is een vurig voorstander van diepere samenwerking in de verpakkingsketen. ‘We zouden meer symbiose moeten krijgen tussen designbureaus, prepressbedrijven, materiaalleveranciers en brand owners. Dan kunnen nieuwe stappen worden gezet in innovatie en verpakkingsontwikkeling.’ 

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