Miinus is kitchen created by Finnish furniture manufacture Puustelli. As the name suggests, Miinus was developed around the philosophy of reduction, the process of removing superfluous elements to leave only the minimum, most functional aspects intact. Helsinki based design studio Bond where commissioned by Puustelli to develop a brand identity for the kitchen that would extend across stationery, print, retail and exhibition spaces. By utilising uncoated and unbleached materials, an ink economy, a bold fact based typographic and iconographic approach alongside a more personal hand written script and photography, Bond’s solution effectively conveys the themes of robustness, lifestyle, high quality, natural material use and functionality with a communicative precision.
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The Franklin Boutique Hotel provides seven room accommodation at the heart of the city of Adelaide. Rooms feature interior detail such as white tiles, exposed utilities, chipboard panels, high quality finishes and original artwork from local artists, as well as modern conveniences that include en suite bathrooms, Nespresso machine, ipod dock radios, refrigerators and irons. Following a successful reinvention of the attached pub, the owners addressed the accommodation above by hiring Adelaide based design studio Band to develop a new brand identity, which included logotype and printed collateral, that would reflect the urban edge of the hotel.