Casa Virginia is a restaurant and culinary project in Mexico City, created by chef Mónica Patiño, that mixes the highest quality cuisine and meticulous processes with the familiarity of eating at home. This fusion of restaurant quality and easiness is perhaps most acutely manifested throughout its interior design, a space that juxtaposes the modesty and simplicity of wooden and basketweaved furniture alongside the ornate cornice and sculpted detail of the walls.
Savvy were recently commissioned to create a brand identity for the restaurant, which included logo, stationery, menu and sign design, that would resonate well with Habitación 116’s distinctive interior, be informed by Mónica Patiñ’s philosophy and honours her processes. This was achieved through the contemporary reinterpretation of what Savvy describes as the traditional graphic language popular in Mexico during the 1920s and an attention to detail.
Apartment A is an art gallery, bar and cocktail academy, dedicated to the experimentation and development of cocktails, located in Los Angeles’ Art District. Apartment A’s brand identity—which includes two logos, print promotion and stationery, created by Parisian design agency Say What Studio—establishes a striking contrast of organic illustrative detail, plenty of space and structured typography, mixing a sense of methodology with the spontaneity and flourish of the arts and crafts.
Bambudda is a contemporary Chinese restaurant, located in Vancouver’s Gastown district, with a menu that mixes Hong Kong and southern Chinese cuisine with a modern interpretation of Dim Sung. Design agency Post Projects recently developed a brand identity for the restaurant—which included a logo, menus, stationery and website design—based around a simple but unexpected logotype set in Timonium.