Both palette and canvas, glass is infinitely mutable and eloquently transmissive. The seduction is powerful.
It is impossible to separate glass from light. It simply does not exist without light behind, below, before, above, or through it. It is that intrinsic relationship that draws designers and artists to choose glass as their medium. And as technology continually refines manufacturing techniques and lighting options, the possibilities inherent in glass are virtually limitless.
Carbona Smolan Agency (New York) completed an all-staff pro bono project for Greenmarket Co., a new initiative from nonprofit GrowNYC, the not-for-profit that operates New York City’s Greenmarket farmers markets. The goal for Greenmarket is to extend the markets’ reach by bringing fresh produce to everyone through wholesale delivery.
Carbone Smolan created a 360-degree identity system that includes four logos (one for each season), a brand pattern for the Greenmarket truck, and an in-store signage system.
Carbone Smolan Agency (New York) translated a five-star hospitality experience to the web for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s new global website. The design combines functionality and beauty to bring the core of the Mandarin brand—legendary service, attention to detail, and beautiful design—to its website.
Carbone Smolan Agency (New York) designed an icon mark for SPE Certified, a new third-party certification program that helps diners find restaurant dishes that are both healthy and delicious; SPE Certified aims to do for dining what LEED has done for architecture. The mark is both SPE Certified’s logo and “seal of approval.”
Carbone Smolan Agency (New York) will design signage and wayfinding for the new Museum of the Built Environment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The signage will support FXFOWLE’s architecture and the building’s function as a cultural institution, transportation hub, and public space.
Finding a way to display 113 discrete pieces while maintaining clarity and avoiding the cacophony of a cluttered space is difficult enough. But because the AIGA's annual design competition covers a range of design disciplines, it was also crucial to respect how each piece was meant to be experienced.
The Gore story is enormously complex and rich with information. The developer and manufacturer of high-performance fluorocarbon polymers (including GORE-TEX®) assembled a multidisciplinary team of designers, architects, and fabricators to help translate the science behind its innovative products into a visible and understandable brand expression.
Carbone Smolan led the design and development of Gore’s new 6,000-sq.-ft.