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andSons: a new perspective on fine chocolate

In Beverly Hills, CA, there lies a chocolate shop that looks to change the game in the world of artisanal chocolate. andSons is a second-generation chocolatier which bridges the gap between its traditional European heritage and the contemporary inspiration and creativity of LA.

Base was tasked with creating a timeless and iconic brand and a set of high end, collectible packaging that reflect on the brand’s inherent tensions – tradition and innovation, refinement and generosity, luxury and surprise. The playful yet elegant identity system embodies the vision of the brand – a new perspective on fine chocolate.

In developing the name andSons, we nod to the past as we looks to the future. Growing up, brothers Marc and Phil Covitz learned everything there is to know about fine chocolate from their mother's chocolate shop. Today, chocolatier Kriss Harvey, recently named one of America’s Top 10 Pastry Chefs, joins the brothers as together they reimagine the possibilities of fine chocolate.

Arno Baudin, Design Director

The packaging system, with its endless combinations, is a visual acknowledgment of the brand duality. Each box features a different, custom-drawn pattern. The color set is bright but at the same time refined – it evokes LA sunshine while also conveying elegance and luxury.

Min Lew, Partner

All of the boxes open from the center, revealing their delectable contents in a surprising way.

Arno Baudin, Design Director

The website focuses on what andSons does best: beautiful and delicious confections arranged in unique packaging. As the user scrolls down, the box slowly opens, like a jewelry box revealing a precious diamond.

Catherine Ulhrich, Designer

In addition to the brightly colored boxes, andSons collaborated with a number of artists to develop special editions. The white base allows for maximum freedom with customization.

Min Lew, Partner

Los Angeles, literally on the other side of the world from the European centers of traditional fine chocolate, is what allowed the brand to be so inventive. It was pretty exciting to break from the conventional codes: there’s not a brown box or gold letter in sight!

Jake Post, Director of Operations