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Design Studio of the week (08/09/2014):

Grupa    |    http://grupaproducts.com    |    Facebook

GRUPA is a multi-disciplinary design studio founded in 2006 by product designers Filip Despot, Tihana Gotovuša and Ivana Pavić in Zagreb, Croatia. 

They had an idea - to don’t let anything to a chance and involve themselves in development of their products from the drawing board to the moment they ship it to their clients. The result is products that they fully stand behind. Products that go trough their hands every step of the way and today they are proud to be part of peoples living and working spaces - homes, offices, hotels, bars etc.

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8 Sep

Also Known As    |    http://alsoknownas.ca

"Our main objective was to re-think traditional packaging methodology. Used as a tool to showcase our ability to think & work beyond convention, we determined from the out-set that drawing inspiration from uncommon sources was essential to the success of the project. Cue the Terpentine: An attractive shape, an airtight seal, something unexpected. This container delivered on all counts, but how to break from the unfriendly, industrial, and for all intensive purposes toxic associations we as consumers have made with that form?

A bright yet soft color palette combined with elegant and approachable serif type helps soften the brand against the harshness of material. A quick sand, prime, and dip in paint helps add some individuality among the products and re-enforces the handmade nature of the product, No two wishbones being exactly the same.”

AKA is not one of those big fancy agencies – they are a small focused design studio that works efficiently to make the most of budgets and timelines through their streamlined positioning and design process. They are a team that believes that “all work and no play makes for a dull day”. While they take their work seriously, they believe you need to enjoy the ride – as the journey is often just as important as the end result.

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22 Jul

Biwei Pan    |    http://behance.net/8g1b

"It’s a simple system created to help people make a sofa or a dormette from their own latex mattress. Photoed by Biwei Pan. Modeled by Hugo Dabin."

Graduated from China academy of art, Biwei has been studying and living in France for 3 years. Biwei is interested in reading and swimming and his motto is “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water”.

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20 Jul

Brogen Averill    |    http://brogenaverill.com

"The Writers Block is a promotional piece for writers at the Pond."

Brogen Averill Studio’s portfolio comprises major assignments for a “who’s who” of international brands as well as an enviable selection of niche design projects. Working with some of the world’s most successful companies and individuals, they have gained an international reputation, producing versatile and innovative design.

Returning from Europe to New Zealand in 2004, Brogen Averill Studio was established. The influence of European design culture and tradition has continued to inform their work, which is applied to a diverse range of mediums. They create concept lead design, investigating requirements and translating them into solutions that are intelligent, creatively inspiring and ultimately different.

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20 Jul