Hotel Koster is a small hotel, established in 1905 and located on the remote South Koster island inside Sweden’s Kosterhavets Marine National Park. It offers accommodation, meeting facilities and conference centre set within a unique natural environment with access to a variety of outdoor activities. Koster’s rooms mix maritime design with the comforts of home, are bright modern spaces lit by plenty of natural light and have large windows, many of which face the waters of Kosterfjorden.
The hotel’s brand identity, which included logotype, animated logo, adverts, menus, posters, signs, staff clothing and stationery design, was recently created by Bedow. Utilising a current illustrative simplicity and plenty of internal space, alongside a slab-serif, compelling photography and a light colour palette, Bedow’s treatment captures the contemporary nature and maritime theme of the hotel, and the tranquility of its surroundings.
Tamarindo is a kitchen and bar with an international menu due to open in October 2014. Located in Ourense, Spain, Tamarindo was created as a refreshing alternative for local walkers who are used to traditional bars and restaurants, and is described as a place with two distinct moods and spaces, the casa cocina or house/kitchen, a place for coffee and a quick snack, and a bar for beer and tapas. The interior, created by architects and husband and wife team Ruben D. Gil and Gretta R. Valdés, features a combination of light wood ceilings, adobe walls, dim lighting and steel furniture.
This contemporary interior and the dual nature of Tamarindo’s space is distilled down into its visual identity designed by Mexican studio La Tortillería and extends across a variety of collateral including business cards, stationery, packaging, menus, coasters, tote bags and custom glass bottles.
Hay Market is a restaurant set in the grounds of the Hong Kong Jockey Club with a distinctive interior of wood, leather, copper and exposed brick. The restaurant’s brand identity, designed by Singapore based Foreign Policy is inspired by British eccentricity, vibrant jockey silks and centuries of tradition and reflect the Jockey Club’s pedigree as a British Colonial entity. This is visualised as an eclectic juxtaposition of geometric shapes, bold colour contrast and material textures, vintage British typography and authentic Victorian illustrations. Foreign Policy explain that Hay-Market’s logo is a playful update on classic letterforms and also functions as a blank canvas, allowing for quirky permutations when combined with different illustrations. The project scope included uniforms, menu, interior design, animated logo, signage and wayfinding.