Office besturenraad by COEN!
Coen van Ham (1971) is a Dutch conceptual designer, architectural designer and source of creative inspiration. He studied at the renowned Design Academy in Eindhoven.
COEN! is one of the leading agencies in the Netherlands on account of its innovative concepts, stunning designs and inspiring workshops. Its style is colourful, graphic, sober and communicating.
Coen and his team shape and guard over identity. Designs for your works of art, corporate identity, product and interior are all based in a powerful and unique concept. Designs by Coen van Ham have been included in several design and art collections. His work was shown in a diverse range of exhibitions worldwide. Coen’s work has been featured in numerous magazines and books. For COEN! “design reflects identity“. The design team makes identity visible, creates applicable designs, inspires and reveals motives and values translating them into a concept suitable for specific organizations and products. Based on this concept, they design interior, corporate identity and product.
Kameleon, a jeweller’s shop, has chosen COEN! to take care of its design management. All communication of this trendsetting jeweller is designed and guarded by COEN!. Jewels in this shop are presented by personality, not by material or by brand. A new logotype, designed in four personalities, and a new website are the first results of this new identity. After that, the interior is changed.
Everyone is unique. COEN! and his team have the expertise needed to translate this uniqueness into a consistent and powerful corporate identity which fits like a glove. A chameleon has the unique ability to change its colour. Kameleon has changed its colour and appeal by a new interior. Banners in different shades colour the floor and the walls. A black ceiling supports these stripes. Bright white showcases attract the attention to the modern jewels in an appealing way. The whole shop is illuminated energy efficient. COEN! signs for the right interior that sparkles and glows in changing colours. In this project the designer uses colour effectively: an appropriate colour combination can greatly enhance your shopping experience. Colour elements enhance and focus attention on the identity of this shop.
The eccentric and ornate atmosphere of religion has always fascinated a great many people. Coen van Ham delved into the tension that exists between the material and the spiritual. The result was a new logo based on the cross. This logo is based on a reversal. Will you choose the deeper spiritual value or the material value on the surface? Faithless consists of four parts. Each of the parts is covered with a layer of veneer made of the four kinds of wood which, according to tradition, was used to fashion the cross of Jesus Christ. The front side of the wood surface is fitted with 24 carat gilded brass. The dimensions are based on the sacred numbers 3, 4 and 7: each part measures 140 or 70 x 70 x 34 mm. On top of this, a gilded brass panel is fitted 0.7 mm thick.
K’Do Ding / Press ‘n Thing
K´Do Ding (Pres´N Thing) is designed by Coen van Ham. This foldable carton can be used as a vase, bin, bowl or box. It is designed during his graduation at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. When do you consider an object as a product and when does it more appear as a packaging? This product is placed at the fine line between a product and a packaging. It can be used as a flowerpot, champagne cooler, box, placemat, breadbasket, container, gift wrapping, vase, salad bowl, popcorn bin, fruit bowl…
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How to visually connect the shared goals and principles of organisations that take care of differtent denominational types of education into an interior? COEN! created a new working environment and identity layer for two organizations, Catholic and Protestant, that are going to cooperate more intensively. For the design of the relation between faith and education, COEN! used The Book as a metaphor.
“In an ecumenical church office in the Netherlands, design firm COEN! brings together colour, graphics and thematic patterns in a harmonious collage” Shiny Varghese, editor of Design Today.