The design is inspired by the origin of Dengo’s cacao – the heart of the Atlantic Forest in Bahia, Brazil. The cacao is harvested in cabruca, a traditional agroforestry and forest-positive system. In an effort to inspire, create brand recognition and convey the brand’s message to the consumer, the designers turned the chocolate bar into a sculpture that represents some of the surrounding elements, such as dry leaves on the ground, foliage of the tall trees that provide beautiful play of light and shadow, and a variety of seeds.
After the first creative steps, which included roughs and hand-carved wax modeling, it was developed the digital model to generate the moulding templates in CNC machined aluminum. This templates were used to manufacture polycarbonate chocolate moulds that guarantees high fidelity of the lines, curves and surfaces, as well as the high-polished finishing of the chocolate.
Creative Director and Designer: Fabio Brazil
Creative Director and Designer: Henrique Murgel
Technical Developer: Alexandre Soong (Atom Studios)
Technical Developer: Hulk Giannelli (Atom Studios)
CEO and Co-Founder at Dengo: Estevan Sartoreli
Head of Operations at Dengo: Gustavo Raguzzani
Maintenance and Project Manager at Dengo: Jhonata Carvalho
Chocolatiere at Dengo: Luciana Lobo