Space Popular and Point Supreme
Émaillerie Belge and Colophon
Space Popular’s ‘Love your home and it will love you back’ inspirational motto is presented in Colophon’s Value Sans Regular font on a house-shaped, three-dimensional enamel shelf. The intent is both motivational and a comment on how the introduction of artificial intelligence into the home heightens the connection between human, architecture and objects. Produced by Émaillerie Belge, the piece includes hidden face shapes within its design.
Reiterating Charles Eames’ famous advice, ‘Take your pleasure seriously’, Point Supreme’s design is inspired by classic 1950s American signage. Mixing a range of Colophon’s fonts, including one specially drawn for us, with a sun-shaped background that nods to the light-filled, feel-good summers of Greece, the piece, made at Émaillerie Belge’s Brussels workshop, radiates warmth and optimism.
Architectural Association graduates Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg founded Space Popular in Bangkok in 2013. Now working in Europe and Asia – practising and teaching architecture – the pair take a playful approach that combines spaces, product design, graphics and research. spacepopular.com
Founded in 1923, the Brussels-based specialist has a rich history in the art of enamelling, rooted in household products and advertising. Now headed by a pair of young entrepreneurs, Tanguy Van Quickenborne and Vincent Vanden Borre, the company is keen to explore contemporary ways to use enamel. emailleriebelge.com
Based in London and Los Angeles, Colophon’s award-winning type foundry focuses on creating the finest typefaces for analogue and digital media. The company was our go-to font specialist for this sign series. colophon-foundry.org
Quote by Charles Eames. ©2018 Eames Office, LLC. One-off artwork made with permission of Eames Office, dedicated to communicating, preserving and extending the work of Charles and Ray Eames. A proud founding sponsor of Eames Foundation. All rights and trademarks reserved