Universal Packaging System: Build Your Own Box in Any Shape

Universal Packaging System: Build Your Own Box in Any Shape

Linda Ly
Feb 28, 2012

Sometimes a box is too big. Sometime it's too small. So designer Patrick Sung came up with a concept called Universal Packaging System, or UPACKS for short. Would it actually work in the real world?

UPACKS are flat sheets of recyclable corrugated cardboard with triangulated perforations, which make it easy to fold and conform to almost any shape package while maintaining structural rigidity.

Folding UPACKS over an irregular shape doesn't make a very attractive presentation (or a functional one when it comes to stacking), but it does seem useful to be able to build your own box in any size needed. You also save on packing materials that would otherwise fill a bigger box.

What's your take? Clever concept or impractical innovation?

Via Yanko Design

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(Images: Patrick Sung via Yanko Design)

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