The 1X1 bookstands and book ends are part of “The fundamentals” series of handmade objects in marble, they aim to promote reflection by encouraging the habit of reading. They are called 1X1 because we believe in stimulating imagination, cultivating consciousness and deepening knowledge one book at a time.
Manufactured in Mexico using mexican marbles, all bookends and bookstands are carefully crafted by local artisans in a socially responsible context.
The Presence mirror encourages authenticity and being truly present in times of digital alter egos and constant sources of technological distractions. The interconnection of its symmetrical circles creates a link between the marble composition and our reflection, celebrating and reminding us of our natural uniqueness. It showcases the beauty of simplicity.
It proposes an innovative user experience taking into account an interaction that allows mobility of the mirror.
It is part of the “Fundamental” collection, that aims to promote healthy habits, as we are convinced they are fundamental to our lives.
They are carefully handcrafted by master artisans in Mexico under a fair trade environment, following sustainable principles and high quality standards.
Custom made Magnet
Contrasting the intangible nature of their digital work with a handmade clay memento that allows to showcase the pride of belonging to the team that has shaped Plank Design into what it is 20 years later.
The clay magnet was handmade in Montreal with a zero waste responsable process. Packaging was designed where each magnet could be numbered by hand as part of a limited edition and were a short text written by the founders expressed their gratitude towards their clients and employees.
As designers and artists, we materialize through objects what we believe needs to be encouraged in our society.
The Fundamental collection aims to encourage healthy habits that create a positive impact in people’s lives. These habits include reflection, intimacy, hope and authenticity since we are convinced they are fundamental to our daily lives.
The collection consists of carefully handcrafted utilitarian marble objects issued from a collaboration with master artisans in Mexico under a fair trade environment, following sustainable principles.
Each object is paired with a habit, the 1X1 Bookends with reflection, You & Me tea light holder with intimacy, the Luz candleholders with hope and the Presence mirror with authenticity.
Beyond our collaboration, we develop meaningful relationships with the community we work with to contribute to their empowerment and their quest towards obtaining a higher quality of life.
Rebranding of printed communication and marketing tools for Trade show.
Based in Quebec, GPR has pioneered in geophysics for more than 40 years. We reviewed all of their printed communication tools to design a new visual identity without changing their logo, only modifying the typeface. This was done in order to help them stand out from their competition, all while reflecting their expertise and versatility.
The content, the colour palette, and the graphic grid, as well as the style of the photos, were redesigned. Their new graphic identity features brighter colors, more stylized images, a custom icon bank and a more dynamic editorial grid. In addition, the new layout of the information allows for greater clarity and therefore a better understanding of their products and services.
The tea light holders You and Me encourage our need for intimacy and romance through time. They are inspired by the iconic Mexican chair You and Me in Merida, created in the beginning of the 20th century which nowadays forms part of the cultural identity of the region.
They are part of the “Fundamental” collection, that aims to promote healthy habits, as we are convinced they are fundamental to our lives.
They are carefully handcrafted by master artisans in Mexico under a fair trade environment, following sustainable principles.
Limited edition handmade souvenirs
A celebration of Montreal revisiting the souvenir object, juxtaposing traditional craftsmanship with digital innovation through responsable design.
Converging the individual and collective perspectives of the appropriation of Montreal as an island, this series of handmade objects highlight its diversity and uniqueness through clay.
Ultimately, my Montreal and your Montreal is our island.
Limited edition handmade 5th anniversary commemorative cup and magnets
Reducing the event’s environmental impact while promoting a sense of belonging amongst its members, this handmade limited edition cup and set of magnets celebrate the fifth anniversary of this monthly event for and by the creative community of Montreal.
Represented through the speckled clay that supports the CreativeMornings Montreal chapter’s logo, the community’s diversity and uniqueness is present since no two items are exactly the same. The iconic element of the shape of the island of Montreal reveals itself at the bottom of the cup, reminding us that we proudly share this territory that we call home.
The project was to design a bilingual logo that reflects the evolution of Tora photography into Tora Création allowing it to portray the essence of the photographer/artist and her business while inspiring credibility and trust in her current and potential clients. Establishing the main branding guidelines through typography and a new more vibrant color palette.
Tora Création is a brand that aims to make the experience of capturing unique moments a fun and unique one. Here, professionnalism and creativity converge to attain the best result for the client. Her colorful personality, dynamism and human touch is portrayed through the handwritten name, whereas the professional reliability and expertise is represented by the all caps sans-serif typeface Railway.
We designed the logo and corporate identity for Spïro Pilates Fitness with diversity and inclusivity of well being at the core of it.
A playful and dynamic aspect was infused into the logo as well as the color palette to reflect the fun and enjoyable side to working out. The imagery intends to portray a variety of body types.
Their approach emphasizes the quality of the movements and the importance of breathing to ensure a better mobility and improved posture. All exercises are adapted to the particular needs of each person, no matter their age, physical range or their lifestyle.
Inside our commitment to having a positive impact in our community through responsible design we had the opportunity to design the new bilingual logo and brand guidelines that reflect the evolution of InterAction Peter-McGill into Peter McGill Community Council.
Located in downtown Montreal, their mission is to bring together and promote collaboration between the district’s residents, shopkeepers, workers and students, and the public and community organizations that serve them. This community organization aims to encourage a sense of belonging to the neighbourhood and an active involvement in the life of the community by creating a place where stakeholders can express their concerns, collectively determine priorities for action and be empowered to improve the quality of life in the neighbourhood.
The Table prides itself on being an organisation that focuses on it’s members, specially it’s residents and their needs, providing a voice when representing the community. Through this it fosters a synergy among its stakeholders in order to increase the quality of life in it’s neighbourhood.
This energy that the organisation, through it’s devoted team, transforms into synergy to make the projects come to life, lies within the walls of the buildings downtown. It is intangible and yet it makes all the difference. The table is a key player in transforming it for the better in a dynamic, diverse, inclusive and generous way.
The concept of the logo brings together the idea of energy and synergy within the downtown community as well as the diversity of its members and stakeholders. The handwritten logo and hand traced skyline emphasize the human centered service at the core of their mission while the new more vibrant and joyful color palette reflects the diverse essence of the community that inhabits this neighbourhood.