Mond (German Word for Moon) is a small boutique residence located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The tiny bay where the hotel sits is called Hiriketiya. The place is run by Swiss couple Jessica and Renato Fernando. The concrete jungle Hotel offers four open rooms with showers facing the ocean. On top of them a rooftop bar sits with an amazing view. The courtyard is used as a coffee place and close to the entrance a shower-tower can be used after a surf-session. The Hotel was designed by renowned Swiss architects Abraha&Achermann. The concrete structure with its wooden elements was built by locals.
When they were still living in Switzerland the couple asked me to help with the branding and some parts of the interior design. We wanted the identity to connect to the place where the hotel is built – to its surrounding materials, colors and vibes but also to be a reminder to its Swiss roots. During the process I developed an identity based on a Swiss typeface designed by Davide Rossetto, a strict grid and colors and materials found near the site.
I designed all kinds of printed matter like business cards, postcards, menus, booklets and flyers. Packaging for their coffee and their soap – the Mond-Logo sits on towels, glass straws and stickers. One project that is soon to be released is their own Journal that will cover the production of their own ceramics, visiting photographers and food-stories.
For the courtyard I designed a huge 2.5m by 4m wall hanging in traditional Sri Lankan wax-painting technique. I developed the design and painted it on textile with hot wax by hand. After that it was hand dyed and more layers of wax were allied. At the end it will be put in boiling water to get rid of the wax.
- Agency/Creative: Studio Kevin Hoegger
- Article Title: Studio Kevin Hoegger Designs Identity for Design Hotel in Sri Lanka
- Organisation/Entity: Agency, Published Commercial Design
- Project Type: Identity
- Agency/Creative Country: Switzerland
- Market Region: Asia
- Project Deliverables: Brand Identity, Brand World, Branding, Graphic Design, Identity System, Illustration, Packaging Design
- Industry: Hospitality
- Keywords: Design Hotel, Sri Lanka, Swiss Design, Typography