Studio Daminato is named after its principal architect and designer Albano Daminato, known for his timeless interiors that exude a seemingly effortless grace.
Like its founder, the mark is elegant and devoid of unnecessary embellishments – save for a short thin stroke between the words. The stroke acts in two ways: as a divider, or arbiter of space and as a joiner of spaces and ideas.
For the launch of its website, a deliberately evocative A2-sized poster was designed to pique the curiosity of recipients without the use of images. Stark, black graphic boxes were placed where images would normally appear to lure readers to the website for a full view of the designer’s work.
Taking our design direction from M.O.D’s sophomore performance of going beyond the boundaries of dance genres, UNLEASHED! 2011 is defined by letters challenging ordered borders. The idea of breaking news with graphics silkscreened over newspapers builds on this concept by confronting the orderliness of a traditional medium on print with paint.
The Browsing Copy project focuses on unloved books, those that remained on the selves unsold. These books are collected from bookstores and designers around the world are invited to use them as canvases to express their creativity. The ‘before & after’ results are documented. This catalogue features both series one & two of the project and the 45 designers’ contributions. Only 300 copies were printed and circulated around the world’s good bookstores, shops and design studios just for people to browse. It’s not for sale. The catalogues will be collected back after a period of time and pass on to the next line of shops. Condition of the catalogues and the places they’ve been are documented.
Logo & identity system for Zsófi Dobos, designed by Eszter Laki.
Walking aids for living, not just mobility.
The activity spheres that exist in a home become fluid and blurred with modern living habits and mobile devices. The T, U and I-canes not only provide interstitial support to the elderly, but also allow them and modern dwellers to bring along their tea-time, a collection of magazines and books and also to prop up their iPad for viewing from the sofa or typing out an email or document.