Mellbye is a Norwegian architecture firm founded in 1954 with a “mindset anchored in modernism”. Design studio Heydays created a new brand identity for the firm based around a geometric M symbol built from the initials of their two main services, architecture and interiors. Executed as a combination of blind deboss and die cut detail across a earthy and urban mix of brown and warm grey uncoated boards and fabric, and alongside a contemporary white ink print finish and grid-based layouts, the result is a modernistic reduction of form but expansion of meaning surrounded by a familiar architectural utility, form and texture.
Goa Arkitektkontor is an Oslo based architecture studio, established in 2012 by Johannes Ludvigsen Goa, that provides planning, regulation and architectural design services. The studio has a philosophy that sees restrictions such as economy, building regulations and social attitudes as opportunities, believes in simplicity and, a little unusually, is not afraid to be banal. These ideas are neatly resolved through a new brand identity, which included a new logo, stationery set and leather folder, created by Heydays.