Brand Guidelines —

The purpose of our brand guidelines is to demonstrate a proper use of our visual identity, and provide access to the core elements of our brand. Playing by these few simple rules, we are able to ensure the quality of our visual communication, in analogue- as well digital media.

01.00 — Introduction

01.01 — Logo

01.02 — Colors

01.03 — Typography

01.04 — Photography

01.05 — Graphics

01.00 — Introduction

Through this brand guide, we aim to provide a comprehensive framework that empowers our team, partners, and stakeholders to consistently embody the spirit of Eberhart Furniture. It serves as a roadmap for communicating our brand identity, visual language, and brand voice with utmost clarity and consistency across all touchpoints.

Origin —

Our logo is designed by Bo Linnemann, and it has been an integral part of our journey, right from the beginning when Eberhart Furniture was founded in 2014. Although we made slight adjustments with an updated version of the logo in 2021, our intention was to stay true to the original.

Our logo transpires the silhouette of one of our assembly rings, the same which we used for some of our first products – and in our products today. It is the emblem of our work, and it represents everything we do. It is the eye of our company, the thing that you remember first, and the thing you forget last. That is the simple reason why some standards must be kept when using our logo.

Space, Place, Size —

It is important to understand how we put our logo on display, whether it is being used in digital- or print media. The designated area we have chosen for our logo is the upper right corner. Although it might seem impossible to comply with in some cases, we should keep it as a rule of thumb.

Our logo has a safe area to respect. This “clear space” is determined by the centered distance between line A and B. Do not place any graphics or contrasting elements from background photo material inside the safe areas in any circumstances.

We want to make sure that our logo is visible and readable when being used. As long we follow the basic rules on placing and spacing, the logo can be proportionately scaled to any size that seems right for the job. However, we do require a minimum size of the logo that is 90px for digital media and 15mm when used on print.

Do's & Don't —

The Eberhart logo should primarily be displayed in black, also referred to as “positive”. However, the most important thing is to keep the logo visible and easy to read. Although we do allow a low contrast between background and logo (example: using the positive logo on a dark green background), we also permit use of the logo inverted, referred to as “negative”. Still, a rule of thumb would be always begin with the “positive”.

The way we want to display our logo should seem straightforward, however. If in doubt, rather just keep it simple; less is more. Do not colorize, use effects or in any way edit the original form and shape of the logo. We understand that there are plenty of ways to go wrong, but here are some examples of what we definitely want to avoid.

01.02 — Colors

While it is important to understand that our visual identity is black and white at the core, the use of colors play a significant part of our visual language. We use colors thoughtfully to emphasize, highlight, or to stir emotions.

Inspiration —

We derive inspiration from the intricate tapestry of life and the natural world that envelops us. Our perception is shaped by firsthand experiences as well as the wisdom passed down from those who preceded us. This connection to our origins encompasses the verdant landscapes of our homeland and the very soil from which we sprang. It evokes cherished memories of a pristine azure sky in spring, delicately embracing the earth, while a gentle evening breeze gracefully dances across a meadow adorned with wildflowers.

Although the scenic vistas of our island abode have undergone transformations over time, we have discovered profound inspiration in a collective of painters originating from the turn of the twentieth century, commonly known as the Fynbo Painters. Each artist within this group possessed a distinct style and exhibited unique color preferences. Nevertheless, there is an underlying tenderness and human touch that permeates their artworks, evoking genuine, authentic, and truthful emotions. Their objective was not to depict opulence, but rather to capture the beauty and hues of a simple rural existence.

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