Gallery: Designer Aaron Mickelson Shows How a Product Can Be Its Own ‘D...

New York-based designer Aaron Mickelson has developed a packaging design concept he calls “The Disappearing Package,” complete with a series of working prototypes that illustrate how packaging waste might be eliminated by letting the product itself be the packaging. Mickelson developed the “Disappearing Package” concept as his master's thesis at Pratt Institute. For his project, he developed innovative methods for eliminating the packages that wrap five well-known household brands: Tide PODS laundry detergent, OXO containers, Twinings Tea Bags, Nivea Bar Soap, and Glad Trash Bags.

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