Heineken Iconic Draught Column

/ Product design & engineering



The new Iconic Draught Column (IDC) was set out to represent Heineken’s progressive, innovative character with a premium look and feel. The new column had to be a logical extension of Heineken’s updated visual identity, and at the same time make its mark & get people talking. From a technical point of view, it had to be easily installed in every variation of existing draught systems around the world, replacing the former fountain column.


The solution is a series of IDC’s for the different Heineken® propositions, each with its own purpose and characteristics. The design is sophisticated through its simple, elegantly curved shape, encapsulating a series of technological innovations. The branding is prominent, but not shouting, and integrated in the shape of the column. The design of the handle reflects the simple, elegantly curved shape of the column and the glass, and features clear branding on two sides to ensure efficient brand stand-out.


Technically and functionally the new columns are state of the art: designed with Heineken® Cool Flow Technology (HCFT) in mind to get the best pour quality. HCFT is a new technology that keeps the beer cold at the right temperature, all the way to the nozzle of the tap and not only in the body of the column as a wide range of current columns do. It enables lighting and ‘icing’ technology, such as a temperature indicator for the ‘Extra Cold’ product proposition, and visible frozen elements to enhance the cold & freshness of Extra Cold.

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