Tapwell

Tapwell’s packaging
We developed a new packaging system for Tapwell’s core range and for a series of bathroom accessories. The aim was to produce a new, fresh and economically favourable packaging concept. Such a task in the context of a packaging industry is far from easy, production levels for quantity manufacture being limited. The packaging solutions offered are designed for viewing both lying on shelves and as pin-pack.


Tapwell

Tapwell’s packaging
We developed a new packaging system for Tapwell’s core range and for a series of bathroom accessories. The aim was to produce a new, fresh and economically favourable packaging concept. Such a task in the context of a packaging industry is far from easy, production levels for quantity manufacture being limited. The packaging solutions offered are designed for viewing both lying on shelves and as pin-pack.


Tapwell

Tapwell’s packaging
We developed a new packaging system for Tapwell’s core range and for a series of bathroom accessories. The aim was to produce a new, fresh and economically favourable packaging concept. Such a task in the context of a packaging industry is far from easy, production levels for quantity manufacture being limited. The packaging solutions offered are designed for viewing both lying on shelves and as pin-pack.


Tapwell

Tapwell AB is a Swedish company selling faucets for kitchens and bathrooms, with a sub-brand specialising in mixer taps for new buildings. The objective was to develop a new identity for this sub-brand and also to redesign the corporate identity of the umbrella brand. The catalogues present a harmoniously balanced colour concept. Emotionally appealing photographs are combined with product illustrations and technical drawings.


Tapwell

Tapwell AB is a Swedish company selling faucets for kitchens and bathrooms, with a sub-brand specialising in mixer taps for new buildings. The objective was to develop a new identity for this sub-brand and also to redesign the corporate identity of the umbrella brand. The catalogues present a harmoniously balanced colour concept. Emotionally appealing photographs are combined with product illustrations and technical drawings.


Tapwell

Tapwell AB is a Swedish company selling faucets for kitchens and bathrooms, with a sub-brand specialising in mixer taps for new buildings. The objective was to develop a new identity for this sub-brand and also to redesign the corporate identity of the umbrella brand. The catalogues present a harmoniously balanced colour concept. Emotionally appealing photographs are combined with product illustrations and technical drawings.


Tapwell

Tapwell AB is a Swedish company selling faucets for kitchens and bathrooms, with a sub-brand specialising in mixer taps for new buildings. The objective was to develop a new identity for this sub-brand and also to redesign the corporate identity of the umbrella brand. The catalogues present a harmoniously balanced colour concept. Emotionally appealing photographs are combined with product illustrations and technical drawings.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2011, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2013, German Design Council


SnP Contemporary Doors

The new design programme for Snickar Per Contemporary Doors, a Swedish high-quality door manufacturer for over 60 years, tells that a door is not merely just one more individual design element but also forms part of a wider context in the surrounding architecture — both visually and functionally. The idea is thus to design not only a visual surface but the innovative function of the door as well. The tone of communication is confident yet humble. Typography, imagery and colour choice convey a strong awareness of superior design and production qualities.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2015, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2017, German Design Council


SnP Contemporary Doors

The new design programme for Snickar Per Contemporary Doors, a Swedish high-quality door manufacturer for over 60 years, tells that a door is not merely just one more individual design element but also forms part of a wider context in the surrounding architecture — both visually and functionally. The idea is thus to design not only a visual surface but the innovative function of the door as well. The tone of communication is confident yet humble. Typography, imagery and colour choice convey a strong awareness of superior design and production qualities.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2015, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2017, German Design Council


SnP Contemporary Doors

The new design programme for Snickar Per Contemporary Doors, a Swedish high-quality door manufacturer for over 60 years, tells that a door is not merely just one more individual design element but also forms part of a wider context in the surrounding architecture — both visually and functionally. The idea is thus to design not only a visual surface but the innovative function of the door as well. The tone of communication is confident yet humble. Typography, imagery and colour choice convey a strong awareness of superior design and production qualities.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2015, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2017, German Design Council


SnP Contemporary Doors

The new design programme for Snickar Per Contemporary Doors, a Swedish high-quality door manufacturer for over 60 years, tells that a door is not merely just one more individual design element but also forms part of a wider context in the surrounding architecture — both visually and functionally. The idea is thus to design not only a visual surface but the innovative function of the door as well. The tone of communication is confident yet humble. Typography, imagery and colour choice convey a strong awareness of superior design and production qualities.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2015, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2017, German Design Council


SnP Contemporary Doors

The new design programme for Snickar Per Contemporary Doors, a Swedish high-quality door manufacturer for over 60 years, tells that a door is not merely just one more individual design element but also forms part of a wider context in the surrounding architecture — both visually and functionally. The idea is thus to design not only a visual surface but the innovative function of the door as well. The tone of communication is confident yet humble. Typography, imagery and colour choice convey a strong awareness of superior design and production qualities.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2015, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2017, German Design Council


Bricmate

Bricmate is a Swedish company specialising in the sale of ceramic and porcelain tiles. Here the objective was to create a new design programme based on existing elements, with modernisation and enhancement of brand awareness. An analysis of the old logo showed that the height of the capital letters was six times the width. Accordingly, the new logo is divided into six identical squares to symbolise ceramic tiles. Playful application of this principle enables highly flexible implementation.

Awards
Red Dot Award, Winner 20111, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2013, German Design Council


SL Public Transport Authority

When Stockholm Public Transport (SL) chose to outsource some of its activities one result was that subcontractor’s logotypes came to dominate the scene. To avoid giving the impression that SL was solely a administrative unit Kazakoff Design was commissioned to reinforce the SL presence. A new logotype, eye-catching and consistent, formed the basis for the new design strategy. The aim was to have all the various graphic elements – timetables, signs, maps, season tickets – clearly tied to this logotype. The parallel lines logo – a clear reference to rail-bound traffic – was used to frame all types of information.

Awards
Swedish Advertising Association Award, Silver


Vostok Nafta Investment

Today, annual reports are pivotal in conveying the image of a company. These publications, which have long ceased to be produced solely for the supervisory board and journalists, are now often available for download on the internet and thus targeted at the broader public. Since well-conceived annual reports also help to enhance the value and success of a company they call for ever higher design quality standards that can link together the philosophy of a company and their latest financial statements to form an exciting and convincing whole.

The Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd annual report satisfies this ambition in the high demands it places on contemporary design. It does so, however, by taking an approach that runs counter to readers’ usual expectations about the presentation of this medium. The report dispenses totally with pictures and photographs, nor does it feature the conventional familiar diagrams but instead interprets this obligatory content typographically. All text-based information is set against a blueish grey background and is distinguished in this way from the pink background figures. Tables are presented not as traditional pie charts but through accumulated words. For example, the ratio proportions between gas, oil and coal are thus aptly represented by repeating the words to form columns that visually indicate the relevant figure or percentage.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Best of the Best 2009, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2011, German Design Council


NordicPhotos

As a merger of two vendors well known in the industry the photo agency NordicPhotos needed a totally new identity. Now a single corporate design consistently extends across all the agency’s printed media.  Inspiration for the typographic design came from graphic elements and typesets that can still be found on analogue photographic film.

Awards
Creative Review Annual 2009, London
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2009, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2011, German Design Council
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 365: 30, Annual Design Competitions.
Juror Notes: So disciplined and sophisticated. Beautiful type. Packaged very cleverly; very functional. A piece you would keep.


Forum

The magazine Forum, which since the 1970s had covered Swedish interior architecture, chose in the 2000s to expand its range to include architecture, interior architecture and Scandinavian design. Kazakoff Design was commissioned to redesign the journal and provide it with a fresh graphic idiom. The company’s graphic design profile was revised to accord with the new layout, and even three-D products were created such as the annual Forum Awards statuette.

Awards
Rebrand 100 Global Awards, USA


Svenskt Papper

A client magazine from Svenskt Papper AB, the leading Swedish trader of paper for fine prints. Editorial purpose: To reflect how knowledge, technique, taste and spirit of the time are communicated among human beings. This issue — No 7 — specifically focuses on how best to communicate on uncoated printing paper. The design idea — not to illustrate the physical shape, but the corresponding countershape in the surrounding space — results in a mind-tickling experiment where the concept of the importance of ‘vacant space’ is broadened to include all aspects of communication.

The eleventh aphorism of Lao-Tse:
Thirty spokes meet the hub, 
but it is the emptiness between them that makes 
the essence of the wheel. 
From clay pots are made, 
but it is the emptiness inside them that makes 
the essence of the pot. 
Walls with windows and doors form the house, 
but it is the emptiness between them that makes 
the essence of the house. 
The principle: The material contains usefulness, 
the immaterial imparts essence. 

Awards
Art Directors Club of Europe
Excellent Swedish Design
Swedish Advertising Association Award, Silver