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.
Graphical House and Derek Welsh Studio recently produced a special edition version of their distinctive domino set and collaborative project Oblique for Paul Smith. The dominoes, handcrafted in walnut using 45 processes, 8,400 hand drilled holes, 155m of walnut, 15m² of laminate, 75m² of 150 grit sandpaper, 20m² of 320 grit sandpaper and 18 hand files, come in a drawstring bag packed in a navy and pink box with a foil print finish.