Slåke is a small furniture manufacturer, located in Norway’s Hjelmeland, with a heritage that dates back to 1938. Although it produces a variety of contemporary pieces it is also known throughout Scandinavia for making jærstol, a traditional, high quality, wood and reed chair.
As part of its 75th anniversary Slåke commissioned Ghost to develop a new brand identity—which went on to include logotype, stationery, print and website design—that would reflect its continued commitment to the creation of new classics, influenced by the ‘Nordic design language’, and crafted by its team of ‘young, innovative designers’, and to safeguard its heritage whilst looking to the future.
One To Be is a Brussels based furniture design and manufacturing workshop that crafts custom wood pieces for residential refurbishments, bespoke kitchens, office and retail spaces, exhibitions, art installations and one-off pieces for private individuals. The workshop’s visual identity, a logo-centric solution executed across dyed uncoated paper choices by design agency Coast, is straightforward in its presentation of craft, functionality and individuality.
Last week Glasgow-based design agency Graphical House launched their new website which included some more shots of their branding work for MYB Textiles, a lace manufacturer located in Newmilns, Ayrshire that has a history dating back to the 1920’s. Based around a reinterpretation of the company’s monogram, new art direction and simple, tactile, material choices, Graphical House created a visual identity solution that draws on the heritage of the factory and gives it a contemporary polish and humanistic dimensionality.