branding & identity

branding: V.I & interior design for sky cafe

April 15, 2019

sky cafe
V.I & interior + furniture design

credit:
branding: artless Inc.
art direction & creative direction: shun kawakami, artless Inc.
interior design: ken aoki, artless Inc.
graphic design: koyuki inagaki, artless Inc.
project management: ken aoki, artless Inc.
photography: yuu kawakami

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about project:

We were assigned to create the interior and furniture design for the coffee stand situated on the ground floor lobby of “sky mansion” in Zhengzhou city, China.

Owing to its central location in China, Zhengzhou city had through the years flourished as a major transportation hub and in recent years has welcomed a plethora of overseas manufacturing companies leading to its exponential economic growth. The client experienced significant growth with the supply of housing through its real-estate company and is now on a steadfast mission of making Zhengzhou an even greater city. With a goal of elevating the cultural significance of the city, it has been developing and managing hotels, commercial facilities, and cultural centers. “sky mansion” opened its doors in September 2018 as a serviced apartment for long-term residents.

We were responsible for overseeing all design elements of “sky mansion”, including the logo, V.I, signage, amenities, uniforms, website, as well as the coffee stand. Sharing the design ethos with “artless craft tea & coffee”, the coffee stand adjoining our office in Tokyo, “sky cafe” makes use of domestically sourced flakeboard, and black steel plates. The resulting space harmonizes with the mortar and terrazzo-lined lobby of the mansion and serves as a place where guests and residents can enjoy a time of peace and comfort. In addition to the menus and cups used in the cafe, we designed the bespoke stools and low-tables with its forms inspired by the “sky mansion” logo. The center-piece table has an integrated light that subtly illuminates the drinks while never getting in the way of people having conversations.

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中国・河南省 / 鄭州市にオープンした sky mansion (中国名:郑州建业天筑国际公寓)の一階ロビーに常設するコーヒースタンドのインテリアデザインの基本設計ならびに家具のデザイン・製作を行いました。

鄭州市は中国の地理的な中心に位置し古来交通の要衝として栄え、近年では外資系を含む製造業が集積し経済的な成長を続けています。クライアントは住宅供給によって大きく成長した不動産会社を母体とし、鄭州をより良い都市にするという明確なビジョンを掲げ、都市としての文化レベルの向上を目的として、ホテルや商業施設、文化施設の開発・運営を行っています。sky mansionは長期滞在者向けサービスアパートメントとして、2018年9月にオープンしました。

artlessではsky mansionのロゴからV.I.構築、サイン、アメニティ、制服、WEBまでトータルでのアートディレクションおよびデザインを行っており、その一部としてコーヒースタンドを設計しました。東京中目黒のartless Inc. ヘッドオフィスに併設するartless craft tea & coffeeのラーチ合板と鉄板を主としたデザインをベースとしつつも、中国国内でも品質のバラツキなく調達できるOSB合板を使用し、sky mansionのロビーのテラゾーとモルタルを基調としたクールな空間の中に、滞在者が落ち着いて時間を過ごせる空間をつくることを意図しました。また、カフェで使用されるメニューやカップの他にもスツールとローテーブルはsky mansionのロゴの形状を元にオリジナルでデザインしています。スペース中央のテーブルは、手元は照らしながら向かいの席の人とのコミュニケーションを邪魔しない照明と一体となったデザインになっています。

 













press download links
PDF: http://www.artless.co.jp/press-release/190415/press-release-190415.pdf
press kit: http://www.artless.co.jp/press-release/190415/press-kit-190415.zip

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award

April 01, 2019

2018

Red Dot Winner  (Germany)
[Shortlist] QM weather. / Product Design

DFAA – Design For Asia Award 2018 / Bronze Award  (Hong Kong)
MIST Hot Spring Hotel / Brand identity

ICONIC AWARDS 2018 / INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURE (Germany)
[best of best] MIST Hot Spring Hotel / Brand identity
[best of best] artless craft tea & coffee / Café

SDA Award 2018 (Japan)
[Gold] MIST Hot Spring Hotel
[Bronze] hotel koé tokyo

Topawards Asia (Japan)
[FOOD | Outstanding in Functionality (Theme “LINES”)]
Package Design for Satoyama Jujo -Hot pepper & Miso / Natural Honey/ Butterbur bud & Miso

2017

DFAA – Design For Asia Award 2017  (Hong Kong)
hotel kanra kyoto / branding, V.I., Signages
artless craft tea & coffee / branding & interior design

The One Show (New York, US)
[Shortlist] 10 SOUNDS OF LIFE SCIENCE


2016

NY TDC 62
the Type Directors Club
(New York, US)
the TDC Communication Design Competition:
“Certificate of Typographic Excellence”
Hotel Risveglio Akasaka / original typography, Logo, sign system & graphic design


2015

The Webby Awards (US)
“The 19th Annual Webby Awards” the Websites: Corporate Communications category.
[Nomination] 10 SOUNDS OF LIFE SCIENCE


2014

GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2014 グッドデザイン賞
Singapore Design Award 2014
Satoyama Jujo – artwork


2013

DFAA – Design For Asia Award 2013 (Hong Kong)
[DFA Silver Award] NANAMIYA – brand Logo & package design
[DFA Bronze Award] 10 TEN – Ehime/Mikan
[DFA Award 2013 Merit Winner] huug 001

The One Show (New York)
[GOLD PRIZE] design and paper engineering (Brand Design & Package Design)

The Tokyo Typo Directors Club (Tokyo TDC)
Annual Award 2013

[Nomination] design and paper engineering (Brand Design & Package Design)

GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2013
グッドデザイン賞

10 TEN – brand Logo & package design

SDA AWARDS 2013:
[First Prize(最優秀賞)]
– OBI / Installation by AODJ
[Jun Aoki Prize(招待審査員賞 青木淳賞)]
– MONOCO GINZA GALLERY

DSA Award – Japan Design Space Association Award
(GOLD PRIZE – 日本空間デザイン賞/優秀賞) :
OBI / Installation by AODJ


2012

iF: International Forum Design Hannover (Germany)
“huug – balance of light and shadow -”
[Brand Design & Product Design]

CREATIVITY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS : 41st annual
Print & Packaging Competition :
ISETAN | the stage & show window “bokusho” new year 2011
2011. 1/2, 3, 4


2011

the 2011 elections to the D&AD Executive Committee. (London)

The Tokyo Typo Directors Club (Tokyo TDC)
Annual Award 2011

[Nomination] ISSEY MIYAKE INC. / ELTTOBTEP (present package)

GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2011
グッドデザイン賞

HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO
installation work / original print

DDA AWARD – Japan Display Design Award 2011
ディスプレイデザイン賞 2011 入選
[Nomination] ISETAN (Honkan & Men’s) : Show Window “boku-sho” 2011


2010

CANNES LIONS
International Advertising Festiva : “GOLD” (Design Lions)
Corporate or Brand Identity / Broadcast Design & Graphics :
Channel 4 (TV Nelonen – Helsinki, Finland)

D&AD / THE BEST ADVERTISING AND DESIGN IN THE WORLD (UK)
Awards 2010 : TV & Cinema Communications
TV Promotions, Stings & Program Junctions

*ED AWARDS / European Design Awards
“Bronze”

Vuoden Huiput (Finland)
(Best of the Year) : “Shortlist”


2009

NY ADC:
Young Gun 7 / Judge

NY TDC 55
the Type Directors Club
(New York, US)
Print [Packaging] (New York)

The Tokyo Typo Directors Club (Tokyo TDC)
Annual Award 2009

JAGDA : Graphic Design in Japan 2009
[Nomination] ISSEY MIYAKE INC. / Package Design


2008

ADC Young Guns 6 (New York)
Award-winning : The final 50

The One Show Book Design Finaist (New York)

London International Awards (UK)

TIAA: Tokyo Interactive AD Award
Finaist : GYRE

JCD Design Award 2008 BEST 100
Dual City Sessions 2007 (the Japanese Society of Commercial Space Designers)

DDA AWARD : Display Design Awards 2008
Selected Work / Dual City Sessions 2007 (the Japan Display Design Association)
* Exhibition Design by upsetters architects


2001-2007

The ADC 86th Annual Awards :
GRAPHIC DESIGN – POSTER DESIGN/PROMOTIONAL : Merit (New York)
The FWA (UK)
Adobe Motion Award Interactive / grand prize
Tokyo Interactive AD Award Finalist, Branding Site
Japan Good Design Award グッドデザイン賞
Applied Japan Typography 日本タイポグラフィ年鑑
Web Design Annual Japan  ウェブデザイン年鑑

etc…


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