Client: The Dunvegan
Location: Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
Business: Tourism, Accommodation Provider,Restaurant
The Dunvegan, formerly The Dunvegan Hotel, is a deli-cafe, restaurant and rooms on the shores of Loch Dunvegan. With family firmly at the centre of their inspiration for their offering and environmentally-friendly business practices, it was important that their location, pared-back interior design and simple, yet flavoursome menus shone through.
The Dunvegan sits in a rather spectacular corner of the Isle of Skye and is in the perfect location from which to explore the wider Isle.
Visit the Website: https://thedunvegan.com/
The Dunvegan has been an extremely interesting and exciting project to work on so far, with the website and brand constantly evolving along with the business itself.
We have been involved from the initial concept right through to the opening day and now watching the business settle into its stride! We have worked together with our client to create everything from the brand, logo, website design, leaflets, printed materials, menus, signage…right down to the table holders!
Our clients wanted the brand and logo to represent an eclectic mix of styles, mixing old with new, to reflect their vision for the building itself.
By moving away from a photography-led homepage, and using hand-drawn elements of the building illustration as well as the logo, we have recontextualised these traditional elements in a modern way. We worked closely with the client over a number of weeks to distil this idea down to it’s simplest form.
To offset the traditional elements within the building the client wanted a very modern design ethic, that could be used throughout the branding.
With Tim’s love and passion for food, the printed materials naturally started with the formation of the menus. These needed to be dynamic enough to accommodate daily changes in the food offering while allowing editability by hotel staff. The design was influenced by 60’s modernism, but also included the client’s personal collection of family photography. 3D elements were added to the design to draw attention to the imagery and the story behind Blair’s heritage while adding a fun element to reflect the family-friendly ethos of the brand.
This modern design ethic is used throughout the printed materials and signage.
For Photography we teamed up with social media influencer Anne-Sophie Rosenvinge a self-taught photographer, with an eye for aesthetics and storytelling. Based in Copenhagen, Anne-Sophie works across the fields of photography, art direction, visual strategy and creative consulting. See some of her imagery below.