- Maurice Mentjens Design
visual identity & web development - 2005
- Maurice Mentjens is known for delivering conceptually layered interiors, furniture and objects. Beyond the clean lines and polished surface, he ultimately tells a story full of metaphors, meaning and contrasts.
Like Mentjens' work, the design is uncluttered, never distracting from the main subject, which in this case is actually his work by itself. Any other elements were carefully enhanced to add context and depth to the basic layout.
For example, the main image has been stretched to a wide ratio, providing horizontal stability and texture. One could easily write the stretching off as a mere effect, yet it enhances the perception of the images and their displayed spaces. By blending the foreground into the perspective of the photograph, the viewer is pulled in.
The typography is similarly forced into a block, trading in some readability for added visual support. All colors have been harmoniously extracted from the actual photographs, and were applied as an additional element of texture and sparkle.
Lastly, the site is set into two moods, based on the time of day. During the day, a more formal white is featured throughout the site. However, in the evening this is reversed into black, yielding a more moody and mysterious atmosphere.
- About Maurice Mentjens Design
Maurice Mentjens primarily designs interiors and related objects and furnishings. Creations are almost exclusively for the project sector: shops, hotels and restaurants, offices and museums. Intriguing, smaller scale projects are preferred to larger projects. The aim of this compact, talented and dynamic team is to deliver high-end design reflecting its passion. Quality and creativity are prioritised in all aspects of the design and implementation process. The agency is three times winner of the Dutch Design Award. In 2007, the design agency received the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. Clients include the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, Frans Hals Museum Haarlem, Post Panic video producers Amsterdam, and DSM and Solland Solar in Heerlen.
- technology html/css - custom cms - ismo php framework - mysql