Our most recent summit was held in early October in China’s marvellous, ever changing city of Shanghai.
This year the UNO Christmas Lunch was held at Le Bon Ton, a New Orleans-inspired oyster saloon, smokehouse, cocktail bar and absinthe den. Le Bon Ton is located in a huge building on the site of the old Glasshouse Hotel, with a fascinating interior consisting of exposed brick walls, chandeliers, candles, reproduction Renaissance art and recycled timber furniture.
After a morning of avoiding snacking, the team headed up to Gipps St, Collingwood to eat (and drink) our way through the afternoon.
UNO are excited to announce the launch of Peewee Ponies.
Peewee Ponies are cute-as-can-be pony collectable pony figurines. Each pony began its life as a hand-sculpted clay model, and UNO’s product team worked together to reproduce the original models for mass production by 3D scanning and printing. Together with our product team, the graphic team developed the brand, collateral, promotional material and packaging.
Each pony has it’s own individualised box that also doubles as an attractive display case with removable picket fence ‘day yard’. There are currently five ponies in the product range – Charm, Dougal, Maverick, Roxie and Winston.
UNO was invited to help add extra colour and movement to the annual Royal Adelaide Show, held in September.
The graphics team worked hard to create exciting banners and directional signage between the Showbag Pavilion and Market Bazaar, as well as floor graphics and decorations. UNO were able to create a dynamic environment which was both vibrant and easy to navigate, whilst also taking away some valuable knowledge.
UNO HQ has been buzzing this week in anticipation of the traditional UNO Christmas party. Eagerly awaiting the 18th, team members had been preparing their minds… and stomachs, for the feast ahead. Scheduled to kick off at noon, the team was ready to enjoy the spoils of KONG – a Korean and Japanese fusion restaurant located on the lower end of Church Street, towards the Chapel st end of Richmond. Created by Chris Lucas, the founder of such Melbourne iconic restaurants as Chin Chins and Baby Pizza, KONG has certainly created a buzz in the Melbourne community since its introduction in May 2014, and the UNO team was excited to check it out.
The annual Two Heads summit brought members together in Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city, where everyone stayed at the stunning Olsen Art Hotel in South Yarra, located conveniently just a few minutes walk from the UNO office where our creative meetings were held in the aptly named ‘think tank’.
After missing out on last years Sydney Indesign event due to a busy work schedule, the team was eager to ensure they did not miss out on what 2014 had to offer. With the Melbourne leg set to be held from the 22nd – 23rd of August, the UNO team decided to set out Friday afternoon to soak up the sun and see what the Melbourne design landscape had to offer.
The UNO design team took some time out this week to view the Ulm School of Design at RMIT university. The exhibition, which opened on the 1st of August looks at Ulm design. Included in the exhibition was the Braun record player created by Dieter Rams & Hans Gugelot, 1956 (shown above with our beautiful product design team), an iconic piece in the industrial design landscape.
With the 2014 Reading Festival fast approaching, the office has been buzzing as staff reminisced about their favourite acts, past line-ups and personal experiences at the festival… which will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year.
But as with all designers, the topic of conversation quickly turned from nostalgic festival experiences to a friendly discussion about the festivals poster.
The wait is over as The Good Food and Wine Show comes to Melbourne over a dynamic three day weekend, beginning on the 30th of May and ending on the 1st of June.