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It was a very fun and challenging project to create these themed pen-books. They range from a limited-edition Koi Pen-book to Paired Pen-books to a playful Racing Pen-book, all in exhibition and for sale now in the store.
We gave an entirely new flavor to prodir's already existing writing instruments. A collection of 150 ready-mades, with fresh, contemporary combinations in vivid neon colours through to more subtle, darker shades, like tobacco and cognac.
It's a creative interaction between the customer and the product, exploring it and personalizing it. This is why the store is called "Atelier‚Äú (studio). The concept of the "studio‚Äú has been constantly applied to the architecture and corporate identity.
On the 29th of May the store was presented to the public for the first time. The response was very positive with lots of curiosity towards the multitouch application, especially developed to allow customers to customize writing instruments and pen-books.
The widget is the little instrument that helps the user create and personalize his pen or pen-book with the multi-touch application. There are 6 different widgets, each one with a specific content of material and tools for a unique creative experience. They are almost alive and can be opened, explored and moved around the interface freely.
For the past months we've been working ambitiously on the architecture, the interior, the products, the identity, the website, the multi-touch application and the overall big picture of the atelier, the concept store of prodir in Zurich.
Best of corporate publishing award
- gold in it's category, 2005
- silver in it's category, 2006
- gold in it's category, 2007
- silver in corporate communication, 2008
- Nominated in the category Communication Design
Pending is the corporate magazine of Prodir, a place for good, original, unexpected, surprising and entertaining reading. Its fresh editorial style gives its own distinct and recognisable character. Curiosity is its driving force.
The underlying editorial concept follows the company‚Äôs philosophy as an international leader in high-quality promotional writing instruments. Prodir manufactures products that companies use to communicate with: three dimensional media that tell their own individual story. In Pending too, Prodir is not talking about themselves. It is the interest in a good story, the pleasure in good design and the ambition to communicate quality in an original way which makes Pending different.
All articles are produced exclusively for Pending. Known authors, first class photography, layout and production are defining aspects of the publication. Pending is distributed to selected executives in marketing and advertising world wide.