Charles Leon Associates has refurbished a Grade II-listed Georgian building in London’s Mayfair to create a flagship beauty salon for skincare brand Guinot. Design director Charles Leon says, ‘We had to take away the fakery of the past few decades to restore classical features, then introduce modern elements, such as soft lighting and subtle, natural colours that truly represent the brand.’ The refit includes bespoke crafted marble fittings and furniture, which have been designed by CLA.
The Australian energy start-up Edify was founded in 2015 but needed an identity to match its “established success” and wider work network.
The platform has been developed in partnership with software developers and designers EPAM, and will be targeted at children and their families in Europe and Central Asia.
The visual identity — which includes a new golden logo — (almost) leaves out its famous kangeroo as Australia looks to tell other stories.
The funding is in partnership with UKRI, and will award up to £150,000 to projects which “trial ways to implement refill infrastructure”.