Arkdes – Identity 2014

The task of ArkDes (The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design) is to promote knowledge of and interest in the values embodied in architecture and design — and their significance for the individual and the development of society.

Following a government led name change and new directive in 2013, ArkDes hosted an open design competition for their new identity. Ritator in collaboration with Oscar Liedgren were selected to create the new identity, in competition with Swedish and international design studios.

The brief asked for ‘something that appeals to the general public’ and ‘a clear brand which strengthens us and gives a positive image of our activities’.