Branding for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Exotic Wood: Branding and logo design for Ottawa furniture designer

 

Services:

Art direction
Branding
Logo design
Tagline development
Web design
Print materials
Advertising

 

Exotic Wood is an established Ottawa furniture designer and manufacturer. Initially, the company concentrated on working with wood but have since expanded into other materials. Although the offering has expanded, changing the name was not up for discussion due to its existing equity. We decided to use what could be seen as a potential limitation of the name to instead spark discussion. To accomplish this, metal business cards were created to provide contrast to the company name, and highlight the other materials used.

Exotic Wood doesn’t create Colonial style furniture and the branding was to reflect their minimal and modern design aesthetic. The logo uses an abstract E to form a block of wood out of the hexagon. The logo and type were designed to sit multiple ways to reflect the three-dimensional quality of furniture and mimic it being viewed from various perspectives. When turned, the logo can be read as a W, and even a table can be seen when it is turned sideways.

Logo for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Metal business card for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Metal business card for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Metal business card for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Metal business card for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Metal business cards were designed to be a conversation piece—something that would create a memorable moment. The metal cards are etched and carved using cosmetic grade, 300 microns, rolled stainless steel. More information and photos for these metal cards can be seen here.

Symbol for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Website for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Website for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Website for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Logo Black for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Wooden business cards for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Wooden business cards for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

Wooden business cards were also produced to provide an economical option when handing out cards en masse. More information and photos for these wooden business cards can be seen in this post.

Symbol reversed for Exotic Wood, an Ottawa furniture manufacturer, by Graphic Design Studio idApostle

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